Why Your Child Hates Reading (and How to Change That)

Reading is always a hot topic during parent-teacher conferences, and for good reason. In elementary school, students learn to read, so that for the rest of their lives, they can read to learn. If a student falls back here, almost every other subject will lag behind as they approach the upper grades ....more

Flaky and Moist Cream Scone Recipe

I have been a sucker for scones ever since my Auntie S. made...more

How to Stop Inappropriate Clowning

Random quick teacher tip: How to Stop an Interrupting Clown....more

How to Approach a Parent-Teacher Conference

If you dig through your child’s backpack anytime in the next couple weeks, chances are you will unearth a request for a parent teacher conference! Sometimes I wonder how parents feel about these conferences. Do they look forward to meeting the teacher? ...more

Baby Banana Cream Pie Recipe

On a recent email thread with friends, someone asked...more

“Check Yourselves!”

The Trick Here is a supersimple handy dandy trick that...more

Chocolate-Dipped Shortbread Recipe

I have always...more

A Handy Poster for Consequences

A few months ago, I started a series on...more

5 Things I Wish I Knew When I Started Teaching

Seems a little strange that I have so much to say about teaching now that I’m not actually in it anymore. I don’t think I had the space and perspective to reflect and think about it all while I was in the thick of it, and I had never really planned to start a blog […] ...more

Combat Negativity with Thankfulness

Follow my blog with Bloglovin Most people who know me think I am a very positive and happy person. Many would never guess how much I tend towards being...more