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Why You NEED a Writing Workshop
How do you currently teach writing? Do you give prompts and projects? Do you have a center? Do you just do a little writing in social studies?
If that's the case, I want you to hear all of the reasons that you really NEED to add a writing workshop to your routine. (Spoiler Alert: Your students will be far better writers!)
Make sure that you listen until the end because I have a BIG announcement! Woot!
Not So Wimpy Writing Masterclass is coming on June 10th! Would you like to be notified when it is available? Use the link below:
|May 20, 2019|
Simple Tips for Grading Student Writing
Grading student writing samples can be so time consuming! It was always my least favorite thing to grade. I am sharing four strategies that made grading writing a little more manageable. Plus, I am giving you a FREE copy of my writing rubrics.
FREE Writing Rubrics:
|May 13, 2019|
Why in the world do you need math centers?
Math centers have always been my jam. I can't think of a better way to teach and practice math skills in a diverse classroom. No matter what curriculum you use, math centers and small guided groups will make differentiation so much easier! In this episode, I share five of my favorite reasons for having math center time in your classroom.
Math Practice Sites:
|May 10, 2019|
Simple Ways to Review Grammar Skills
Do your students need to review all of those language and grammar skills? Are you looking for free, low-prep and engaging ways to give them that review? I have several fun ideas for you!
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|May 09, 2019|
6 Things I Screwed Up When Teaching Writing
I was the worst writing teacher. It's embarrassing, but I am all about being real. In this episode, I am sharing six of the big mistakes I made in my early years of teaching writing and the changes that I eventually made. If you are struggling with teaching writing, you are NOT alone! There is light at the end of the tunnel.
|May 08, 2019|
3 Tips for Getting the Most Out of a TpT Sale
Happy teacher appreciation day! We are celebrating with a huge sale. On the podcast, I am sharing three tips for getting the most for your dollar during a TPT sale. Enjoy!
Promo code: GIFT4YOU
|May 07, 2019|
End of Year Tips from 18 Teachers
Check out these tips for behavior management and activities for the end of the year from 18 different experienced teachers!
|May 03, 2019|
5 Things You Need to Do Before Summer Break
I know that it is the end of the school year and you are super tired. However, if you do these five things now, you are going to be able to enjoy your summer break more!
|May 02, 2019|
13 End of Year Student Gift Ideas
Teachers in my Facebook groups are starting to ask for end of year student gift ideas. I want you to know that giving a gift to your students is NOT mandatory. Choosing not to give a gift does not mean that you don't love your students! But, if you do want to give a gift, make it meaningful. I have five simple and inexpensive gift ideas for you!
|May 01, 2019|
12 End of Year Classroom Theme Days
The end of the school year can be so busy and stressful. We have so many things on our to do list, but the most important thing should be having fun with our students and making memories that they will cherish! Theme days are the perfect way to have fun and still squeeze in some academic lessons. I have twelve different theme day ideas and suggestions for activities!
|Apr 30, 2019|
11 Keeping Students Engaged at the End of the Year
It's the end of the school year!
The end of the year can be super fun, but it can also be incredibly challenging!
How will you keep your students engaged at the end of the year? I have ten tips and activities to share with you that are sure to keep the kiddos learning and having a blast. The great news is that none of these activities will require much teacher prep.
Need more information about any of the activities that I mentioned? Click on this link to grab all of the details.
|Apr 29, 2019|
10 Helping Your Dyslexic Students
Did you know that 1 out of every 5 students has dyslexia? Dyslexic students struggle with basic reading skills, writing, spelling and language. How can you identify a dyslexic student? How can you help your dyslexic students?
In this episode, I had the I had the pleasure of interviewing Kelly Hoover. Kelly spent 20 years in the classroom (grades 1, 2 and 3) and now she is a reading therapist. Kelly is passionate about helping dyslexic students and has all kinds of practical advice for any teacher!
Overcoming Dyslexia: https://amzn.to/2KTc7zz
|Apr 22, 2019|
09 Preparing for a Substitute
Preparing for a substitute teacher can be more work than just going to school sick. I have four tips that made my sub prep so much easier and improved my class behavior for the sub.
|Apr 15, 2019|
08 Why I Ditched the Writing Prompts
I stopped using writing prompts and projects in my classroom. When I stopped telling my students WHAT to write about, amazing things happened in the classroom. Listen for the three reasons I ditched the prompts and answers to common questions including how to prep students for standardized writing tests.
|Apr 08, 2019|
07 Word Problem Solving (FREE POSTERS)
Word problems! Yuck! They can be such a struggle. I'm excited to share my four step word problem solving process with you. Also, be sure to grab the FREE posters to go along with it at www.notsowimpyteacherpodcast.com
|Apr 01, 2019|
06 Seven Ways to Save Money on Teachers Pay Teachers
I love that Teachers Pay Teachers has thousands of resources that save me some valuable time and keep my students engaged and learning. But we aren't raking in the cash, folks. Let me give you some ideas that can save you money on TpT!
|Mar 25, 2019|
05 What to Teach During Writing (FREE GUIDE!)
Do you struggle with what to teach during writing workshop? Do you read student writing and not know how to help them? I've got the perfect FREE resource for you!
Grab the guide:
|Mar 18, 2019|
04 How do you find time to teach writing?
Do you wish that you had more time to teach writing? I have some ideas! I hope I can help you to make time for a successful writing workshop.
|Mar 11, 2019|
003 Differentiating Grammar
Do you have any students who struggle with grammar? I have some tips for you!
My grammar units: Bit.ly/NotSoWimpyGrammar
|Mar 05, 2019|
002 How to Teach Students to Write About Math
Writing about math helps to deepen your students' math understanding. It also helps them to just get better at word problems in general. But how do you teach students to write more than a word or two? I have a five step process for you!
|Mar 05, 2019|
001 Why bother with test prep?
Is test prep necessary? Do great teachers still need to do test prep with their students? The answer is simple: YES! Let me share some of my thoughts about standardized testing, three reasons why test prep is valuable and a fun test prep activity.
|Feb 26, 2019|
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|Feb 26, 2019|