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    Best Teaching Practices

    How to Create the Perfect Work-Life Balance as a Teacher

    I know that it has been a few weeks since I have posted on the blog. So, I thought I’d take this opportunity to discuss how teachers can create a perfect work-life balance. There have been a few things happening in my personal life that caused me to step back from the many things I had been trying to accomplish. Honestly, I really only had enough energy to focus at school and home. Everything extra had to take a backseat. As a teacher, self-care is critical. You really cannot be on your game in a classroom of 30 students without making sure you are okay. This is a list of…

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    Curriculum

    The Essential Guide to Grammarly for Teachers

    Grammarly is an essential part of my classroom. Honestly speaking, I don’t spend as much time on Grammar as I probably should. It is one of those things that gets pushed aside for other standards and other skills. I know I am not alone in this either. I try to start out strong in grammar, but often times it just gets pushed by the wayside. One way to combat this is by using some of the online grammar programs I discuss here and here. However, I’m here now to share a nifty little extension that may just change your attitude towards writing in the classroom. What is Grammarly? Grammarly is…

  • Best Teaching Practices

    5 Easy Steps to More Reflective Teaching

    Reflective teaching is the way to grow and develop as a teacher. Teachers should continually challenge themselves so that they become better. Teaching is one job where this is especially important. Why? Because teaching is about the students and helping them become life-long learners. However, unless you practice this yourself, it is hard to maintain that expectation for your own students. Teaching challenges you in new ways every day and it is critical to keep raising the bar even higher. Learn and grow from your practice and your mistakes. Here are 5 easy steps to becoming a more reflective teacher: 1. Student Feedback I think feedback is always one of…

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