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Starting the School Year [Virtually!]

Jul 23, 2020

Can you believe it? Another school break has almost come and went! My school's teachers already returned this week [yikes!] and our kids return in about a week and a half. This [CARAZY] year is just scootin' right along isn't it? 

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[21c Tool] Virtual Student Planners

Jul 03, 2020

Last school year for me was such a learning curve. It was my first year as a virtual teacher [I was teaching virtually before COVID made that a thing!]. It was also my first year teaching high school. My heart has always been with the little...

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[Pt. 2] How to Travel the World Using Virtual Classrooms

Jun 27, 2020

In my last post [Pt. 1], I gave a brief introduction to the ins and outs of virtual classrooms. I introduced you to my virtual classroom series, Classrooms Around the World, and shared about the potential ways you can...

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[Pt. 1] How to Travel the World Using Virtual Classrooms

Jun 22, 2020

Are you on the Bitmoji train?

A few weeks ago I joined this [ah.maz.ing.] group on Facebook that introduced me to the world of Bitmoji and the concept of virtual classrooms. 

For the past year I've been teaching in a virtual public high...

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[Wanna be friends?] TtW Reset

Feb 17, 2020

311 days. That's how long it has been since I last posted anything on this blog. 

Now that's not to say I haven't been working, I totally have [and more on that later]. But 311 days is A LOT of time to go without writing. So for that...

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[Do You Know TED?] | 3 Ways to Use TED-Ed in the Classroom

Apr 12, 2019

No, I'm not talking about the guy down the street. Or the big, fluffy [inappropriate] teddy bear. Not even your favorite character from How I Met Your Mother. I'm talking about TED with a [capital] T E D. 

Tell me, have you ever heard of TED...

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[Level-Up Your Teaching Game] | 5 Reasons Every [21st Century] Teacher Needs a Portfolio

Mar 16, 2019

So, why do I need a teaching portfolio?

Whether you're a newbie teacher or a seasoned vet, whether you are on the hunt for a new teaching position or not, a teaching portfolio is a tool that every 21st century teacher should have in his...

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[Culture Daily 180°] | How to Bring Travel + Culture to the Classroom

Mar 02, 2019

What would you say if I told you that you could take a trip around the world with your students?

You'll visit six continents and over 100 countries.

Along the way you'll get a taste of the cultures, histories, and geography of the places...

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[Say Adiós to Your Soul-Sucking Job] | How to Leave a Job You Hate

Jan 28, 2019

Uninspiring. Draining. Mediocre. Unfulfilling. Negativity. Lacking support. Mentally exhausting. Unprofessional.

If any [or all] of these words come to mind when you think of work then keep reading because you, my friend, are in a soul-sucking...

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New Year, New [Organized] You | 2020 Desktop Organizers

Jan 16, 2019

*Updated for 2020 :)

Hi teacher friends!

It's a brand new year and I'm super pumped! It's mid-January and I'm already knee deep in sticky notes with new ideas, computer files with "in progress" TpT resources for you, and a whole lotta chai tea to...

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