4 Ways to Stay Connected With Students During Remote Learning

Trying to figure out ways to connect with students even when you don’t get to see them everyday? Well, you came to the right place! Teachers know how important it is to continue making connections with students even when school is now at home. Remote learning should not put a hold on forming relationships with students, so here are 4 ways teachers can stay connected with students during remote learning. Google Forms: Google Forms can be used in a variety of ways and checking in with students is a simple way to collect responses and data. Teachers can create Google … Continue reading 4 Ways to Stay Connected With Students During Remote Learning

Learning Reinvented

Teaching online during a pandemic is no easy task, especially when given little notice to turn every instructional plan into an online learning experience. Friday, March 13th, 2020, the Governor of Illinois closed all K-12 grade schools to prepare for the rapid outbreak of the COVID-19 virus that has been sweeping the world. Quickly, states began following suit by closing schools, restaurants, and stores to prevent the disease from spreading more. Teachers wasted very little time to jump into action to prepare what others called a “once-in-a-lifetime occurrence.” Myself included panicked at the news and wondering how we were going … Continue reading Learning Reinvented

Candy Shop: Classroom Transformation

Welcome! You are the Candy Shop’s newest employees and today is your first day of training! Great employees must follow directions, solve problems, and complete orders quickly and correctly. Let’s Begin! I think classroom transformations are my new favorite thing to implement in my classroom. When I say “you should have seen the look on students’ faces when they stepped inside the Candy Shop”… I mean I really wish you could have seen them! I made it a huge surprise all week and students couldn’t wait for what was in store. I actually got the inspiration for this idea from … Continue reading Candy Shop: Classroom Transformation

Teacher Hack: Durable Book Bin Labels

No more falling apart book bins and labels randomly showing up on the floor! Here is an easy teacher hack for anyone looking for a way to make their classroom library book bin labels more durable and longer lasting. Supplies Needed: book bins brads card stock lamination hole punch packaging tape Make sure to have enough book bins plus a few extras for your book collection. This hack works best if your baskets have holes on the sides. I got my book bins for a dollar each at Dollar Tree four years ago. They are small but very durable and … Continue reading Teacher Hack: Durable Book Bin Labels