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Listen to the episode for tips to help overcome teacher burnout: In this episode, I'm joined by an elementary teacher, Maggie, who shares her inspiring story, from feeling completely worn down and burnt out, to how she decided to make a change that would allow her to be the productive, happy teacher she always wanted to be.
Listen to the episode for 2 steps to achieving your goal as a teacher: Do you feel like everything in your teacher life is out of control? Intentional reflection can help you regain control and become the teacher you want to be. In this episode, we practice self-reflection and identify purposeful changes we can make to be happier teachers.
Listen to the episode for 3 tips that will help with boundaries: Teacher boundaries and mental health are so important. How often do you wish you could just take something off your plate or you could leave work without feeling guilty about everything that has to get done? In this episode, I’m sharing will help you let go of some of that stress.
Listen to the episode for a simple, Friday afternoon routine: When you leave work on Friday, it can be hard to shut your teacher brain off, making it challenging to be present with family or truly enjoy your “free” time. In this episode, I’m sharing a practical Friday routine that will help you take a break on the weekends, so you can be more present on Monday.
Listen to the episode for easy and engaging activities for December in the classroom: In this episode, we’ll help you plan faster with fun, low-prep activity ideas you can use in your elementary classroom. From a simple way to combine writing and a gingerbread theme, to using common items as math tools, this episode. has what you need for December.
Listen to the episode for a simple, effective phonics routine: Do you know that phonics is important, but are wondering how to plan simple and engaging phonics lessons that work? In this episode, I'm joined by Kristina from Sweet for Kindergarten as she shares exactly how you can plan phonics lessons that are effective, without taking tons of your time!
Listen to the episode to find out why it's important to take a break: You're about to go on Thanksgiving Break, and in a few weeks, winter break. You’re torn between taking a break and bringing work home to “catch up” because you’ll “have more time.” In this episode, I'm going to tell you exactly why leaving work at work over any kind of break is good for your teacher soul.
Listen to the episode to know what to add to your teaching slides: Are your students struggling to be more independent in the classroom? In this episode, I'll share exactly what I include on my weekly teaching slides to help students know what they're working on, where they need to be, and more, so that you can decrease interruptions and increase independence.
Listen to the episode for ideas on how to organize your copies: Is your teacher desk often in a state of chaos? No worries, teacher friend, we've all been there. In this episode, I'll share simple ways you can keep all of your weekly copies and materials organized so you're not scrambling to find everything you need at the start of your lessons.
Listen to the episode for 7 tips that will help you plan effectively and collaborate with teacher teammates: Are you and your grade-level team trying to plan together, but struggling to be productive? In this episode, I walk you through 7 things you can do to be more productive with your team so that each of you can work smarter, not harder during your prep time.
Listen to the episode for simply ways to build classroom community all year: Struggling to keep up with classroom community building all year? Or maybe you're looking for easy ways to enhance your classroom community building. In this episode, Caitie shares three easy and meaningful ways to make community building sustainable all year long.
Listen to the episode for an easy way to schedule parent-teacher conferences: Does conference scheduling take FOREVER? Or maybe you're unhappy with the scheduler you're using. In this episode, we talk about a quick and easy way you can schedule parent-teacher conferences using a Google Sheets document.
Listen to the episode to find out when the best day to lesson plan is: Are you tired of lesson planning all weekend? Wondering when the best time to get your weekly lesson plans done is? In this episode, we talk about the best day to lesson plan (that isn't the weekend), and how you can start making this shift so that your weekends are spent how you want!
Listen to the episode for October themes to use in your classroom: Do you feel stuck when lesson planning? Wondering how to make lessons more engaging for students? In this episode, we talk about themes and activity ideas that will help kickstart lesson planning and make it easier to generate your own ideas during October.
Listen to the episode for reminders and tips to beat burnout and find more balance this school year: Are you struggling to manage home and school? Frustrated by all of the tasks on your teacher plate? In this episode, Brittany Blackwell shares insight into how teachers can have more of a work-life balance this school year.
Listen to the episode for a literacy center idea that you can use all school year: Is planning centers a challenge? Do you wish those plans could just be done for you and that you didn't have to switch out your centers so often? One thing that makes planning centers easier, is having activities that you use over and over again.
Listen to the episode for a math center idea that you can use for the entire school year:What makes planning center activities a challenge? Is it that you have to differentiate for so many learners? Is it that you need new activities more often than you can keep up with? Having go-to centers will save you tons of time!
Listen to the episode for reminders and tips for managing centers in your classroom: What if your students could be more independent during centers? What if you could plan your centers in less time? There are so many amazing ways to manage centers, but it’s most important to find a system that works for you!
Listen to the episode for the 5 parts all teachers need for effective classroom management: Have you tried all kinds of classroom management tricks, only to feel like none of them are working? Having a solid classroom management plan that's more than just positive reinforcement is going to make a world of difference.
Listen to the episode for tips to write weekly lesson plans faster: How long does lesson planning take you? Every time I’ve asked this question on social media, the responses range from about an hour to over 5 hours weekly. I’m here to tell you, that it does NOT have to take hours upon hours to write your lesson plans… and it shouldn’t.
Listen to the episode for an inspiring teacher story on how to get planned with no prep time: Do you ever wonder if it’s possible to be the kind of teacher who leaves work at work? Or who has all of their lessons planned, prepped, and ready to go before Friday afternoon?
Listen to the episode for tips to get organized and planned ahead of time this school year: What if this was the school year that you were finally planned, organized and prepped before the weekend? It’s possible, you know, and in this episode, I’m going to tell you how.