Tips for Effective (and Stress Free!) Parent Communication

Parent communication is often a source of some stress, even for seasoned teachers. I have found that my most relaxed colleagues are the ones with a bullet-proof policy for parent communication. Professional policies work in our lives much like our classroom procedures function for our students – giving clear guidelines

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Teaching from Home Self-Care Tips

Many of us were caught by surprise by school closures and the rapid transition to distance learning via technology in the spring. Some teachers took to it like a fish to water, and some really struggled with the challenge. I imagine most of us fell somewhere in the middle. It

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The Classroom in 2020 – Embracing Ambiguity

The past 5 months have been so unreal! I can’t believe we are in August already, trying to get ready for the new 2020-2021 school year. If I have learned anything from the global pandemic and nationwide shut down, it is to accept that the future is uncertain. School districts

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Incorporating Podcasts into Your Teaching

I think the main thing the pandemic and school closures have highlighted for me personally is how rooted in the past some of my teaching practices were. Education as a whole has been slow to transition to incorporate more technology for a variety of reasons. But as Elon Musk is

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5 Practical Tips for Distance Learning

It has been a solid eight weeks since our education system has been turned on its ear by nationwide school closures. How’s it going? I know we have all been through a drastic and rapid change, and I hope you are hanging in there. I know juggling everything is like

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Setting Boundaries for Teacher/Parent Communication

If you know me, you know that I love technology. I use technology every single day in my classroom: taking attendance using Google Forms, teaching calendar math on the interactive whiteboard, using a document camera to model multiplication arrays, completing a Nearpod lesson the types of rocks…the list goes on

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I’m Brittany…a teacher, wife, boy mom, and lover
of all things Google. I help teachers utilize technology in their classroom to save time!