Meet Brenda. She’s a National Board Certified Teacher who spent 35 years teaching upper elementary students. Now she wants to share the recipe for a long, fulfilling career. First, to survive, happy teachers organize, plan, and simplify. Then, to thrive, they learn, engage, and dive in. Read on for ideas, tutorials, and inspiration.
Yes, you can enjoy teaching biography! No more boring book reports. Instead, bring biographies to life. Create an inviting learning center where students can explore short biographies. Help students select people they admire.…Read More
Teaching historical fiction gives you more bang for your buck. As your class studies history, they read stories with similar settings. This way, students gain a better understanding of the time period. (more…)Read More
You can enjoy teaching realistic fiction in just three steps. (1) Start with the elements. (2) Read short stories. This gets kids hooked! (3) Choose a novel for the grand finale. (more…)Read More
Who doesn’t enjoy teaching fables? Kids [and their teachers] love these short, entertaining stories. You can also use fables to teach the standards. They’re great for summarizing, theme, and even that pesky multimedia…Read More
Enjoy teaching scientific method! Start with some simple experiments. Soon, your little scientists will understand how to conduct a fair test. (more…)Read More
Enjoy teaching cells to your fourth and fifth grade students! An introduction to cells and their organelles helps younger students understand processes like photosynthesis. (more…)Read More