Google Slides Tips for Elementary Teachers (and free templates!)

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I took a survey on Instagram today (are we IG pals yet!?) asking how many elementary teachers are using Google Slides this year. A whopping 80% of respondents said that they use Google Slides for lessons, activities, and distance learning. As much as I LOVE using Slides in my classroom, there are definitely some aspects […]

Tips for Effective (and Stress Free!) Parent Communication

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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 to reduce stress and allow […]

Teaching from Home Self-Care Tips

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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 might be time to stop […]

Incorporating Podcasts into Your Teaching

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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 building a spaceship to go […]

5 Practical Tips for Distance Learning

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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 herding cats some days. I’ve […]