About this time last year, I was just getting into my new classroom! It was exciting to put a new spin on a space my students & I would call home. When I was putting together my first classroom, the first thing I did was consult social media. When my Mountain Classroom was finally finished, … Continue reading So How’d You Make Those Mountains?
It all started with T-ball, Jr. Jazz Basketball, & Jr. Blitz Soccer. Growing up, being involved in extracurricular activities was normal for me. If I wasn't at school, I was probably at an organized practice, practicing in my backyard, or competing. From Kindergarten until the day I graduated high school, I was constantly busy with … Continue reading #InviteYoTeacher: Building Relationships
My students absolutely love PE! They usually come back excited about a game they played & full of energy. About a month ago, my students came back in the classroom unusually quiet & found their seats. While it was unusual, I didn't think much of it & we got ready for lunch. After checking my … Continue reading Circle Up!
I am the teacher who is constantly thinking of ways to shake up the lessons in my classroom. I don't walk down the game aisle or through the Target Dollar Spot thinking about practical life purchases, but instead, I ask myself, "How could I use this in the classroom?" (let's be honest, any classroom purchase … Continue reading Differentiation Through Games
I don't know many people who wake up in the morning with a plan to fail. Failure is not comfortable & watching someone we love fail isn't the most enjoyable experience. But failure is inevitable. Everyone is going to fail at some point in their life & I strongly believe we need to prepare our … Continue reading Fail Forward
One of the first things on my agenda when I accepted my first teaching position was setting up my classroom. I didn't have a specific color scheme or theme in mind, all I knew was the feeling I wanted my room to give others (students, teachers... really anyone who walked through the door) when they … Continue reading Setting Up My Classroom(s)
First & foremost, this blog’s main purpose is to serve as a digital portfolio, housing evidence of the Utah Effective Teaching Standards. But, let me rewind to July 2016. I can still remember getting the phone call that resulted in my first job offer, teaching 5th grade at Foothill Elementary (as an intern). I was at … Continue reading Why Another Teacher Blog?