Keep Your Sanity: 10 Suggestions for Mental Health

Being a teacher is flat out, straight up exhausting. It doesn't matter what age you teach, how well you are supported or how great your kids are. It can be all consuming, and draining; emotionally and physically. Not to mention trying to keep up with everything else in our lives, outside of school! Studies have…

This Week In Our Classrooms: Number Talks

Kelsey: I started to hear about Number Talks a couple of years ago, but they seemed a bit silly to me; and like a waste of time. I WAS SO WRONG! They are quite amazing, and I've used them with Grade 1s, all the way up to Grade 8. They can last 40 minutes, or…

Lesson Plan: Reliable Sources for Research

You have probably already come across the teacher who created a website all about the 'tree octopus' in order to teach his students not to believe everything they read on the internet, and may have already used it at school. If not however, here are some lessons using that website that will teach your students…

5 Great Read Alouds for Middle School

I am a big proponent for reading aloud to kids of all ages and stages. Read aloud's allow students to access texts that otherwise might be too advanced for them and encourages them to pick up new types and genres. It allows them to hear how a fluent reader reads, and is just a really…