Organizing assignments for students can be a challenge when we’re in the physical classroom. Now, it’s even harder during distance learning. Let’s talk about how to organize assignments with a digital schedule for any age student whether you use Google Classroom or not. I do use GC, so many things I discuss will revolve around GC, but you can adjust this to fit your needs!
As the summer moves along and some of us get closer and closer to the start of school, I always start thinking about “Back to School Night”, “Meet the Teacher” or whatever it is your school calls it. And this year, in particular, I’m realizing… “Oh yeah! That can be digital!” In this post, I am going to give you some ideas for using a
If I could go back to my first-year teacher self, I would try to stop myself from printing the hundreds of pages of color task cards I used to print, laminate, and organize like a madwoman. I guess while I’m at it I should tell my second, third, and fourth-year teacher self that too. DROP. THE. SCISSORS. Am I right? Google Form assignments save me
With a million little things to do in the daily life of a teacher, I used to worry about keeping up communication with my students’ parents. I wanted to send a digital classroom newsletter that is easy, quick, and eye-catching! Hopefully, you are familiar with Google Drive and even have one through your school. I can’t imagine my life without it! I’m going to give
Building strong student relationships is one of the most important parts of our jobs. I’ve had a lot of influencers in that belief, including my admin and coworkers whom I look up to. One teacher specifically got me going right from the get-go! The summer before I got my first teaching job, my district hosted a new teacher orientation as many districts do. Teachers from
If you’ve decided to start flexible seating, I applaud you! My partner teacher and I decided to try it last year. We had read a lot of great things from blogs and articles, as well as the flip side of that coin.. the not-so-good things. We are departmentalized, so that added another aspect to our decision to start flexible seating. Last year we found our
Roughly a month and a half ago I sat at my parent’s kitchen table, home for Thanksgiving, searching for fun and engaging multiplication activities for our upcoming unit. I told myself I wasn’t getting up until I had thought of some way to change up the way my class learns and practices multiplication facts. My school uses Go Math!, and in the past, we used
Teaching math can be challenging, but this year I have made it my goal to do more hands-on math projects rather than all pencil paper worksheets and tasks. As great as that idea sounds, it can be time-consuming, and the demands on teachers certainly aren’t going away which makes this seem more difficult! However, I truly love seeing my student’s faces as they work away
After changing my procedures for collecting papers at least 5 times within two years, I finally found what has been a game changer! I took this idea from two of my brilliant coworkers who were using this last year (and I kick myself for not changing my ways back then)! The idea is very simple, and can be adapted to meet your needs very easily.