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Overwhelmed? Self Care is Important and Vital to Success!

I recently had the opportunity to chat with Rachel Davis of Elite Edupreneurs on her podcast featuring Teachers Pay Teachers sellers.  We discussed many topics about being a seller on Teachers Pay Teachers.  One important aspect…

5 Must Have Presents That Will Make a Teacher Happy!

It’s that time of year again when you know your students are wondering what gift to get you this year.  Students have given me some beautiful gifts that were given with gratitude and from the…

3 Tried and True Ways on How to Teach Multiplication

The gateway to learning algebra and higher forms of mathematics is multiplication.  It is critically important that elementary school children learn the concept of multiplication as well as, just learning the multiplication facts. I am…

How to Use the Compensation Strategy for Addition

What are some of the strategies you teach your students or children to add two and three digit numbers?  Do you use compensation?  Or do you begin teaching with the standard algorithm?  Teaching students to…

Making a Ten is an Important MUST HAVE Mental Math Strategy

Just the other day, I taught a lesson about making a TEN to add sums greater than ten.  For example, with 8 + 6, you could increase the 8 to a 10 and reduce the 6…

5 Helpful Multiplication Videos for Your Students

Most teachers report that students struggle with multiplication fluency.  In fact, the problem is pervasive enough that even my son’s eighth-grade math teacher said the same thing at his Back To School Night presentation to the…

Place Value Doesn’t Have to be Boring!

Teaching second grade has given me a much better understanding of how second graders are prepared for third grade.  If you examine the Common Core State Standards for Math, you will see that place value…

Save Time, Money and Your Sanity with Teachers Pay Teachers

What is it that teachers need more of?  Time and money!  There’s never enough time in a day to teach everything we need to teach nor is there sufficient time in the day to prepare…

5 Quick and Important Pieces of Advice When Switching Grade Level

I have to admit that changing my grade level as the school year began was nerve-racking and very stressful.  Although I’m starting my 31st year of teaching, change is always hard.  I’ve taught mostly third…

5 Mistakes to Avoid When Setting Up Google Classroom

One of the newest duties teachers have to do to set up a new classroom is setting up Google Classroom® to accommodate the new students for the new school year.  When I set up my…

5 Essential Apps Teachers Need Every Year

There are thousands of Apps available for the Mac, iOS, Android, Chrome, and Windows.  How does a  teacher narrow the field for the most essential Apps to use?  Apps that are no-nonsense and useful? Thankfully,…

25 Amazing Chrome Extensions Every Teacher Should Use

Looking for Chrome extension?  If you’re new to using the Chrome web browser or a veteran user, here’s a round-up of 25 Chrome extensions that will help teachers save time and their sanity.  Rather than…

5 Tools That Will Make Your Students Google Docs Pros

Do your students use Google Docs® for writing and publishing? That’s great! But now let’s make them a Power User or Pro when working with Google Docs. Here are five Pro tools to teach your…

California History? Surprise, You Don’t Know All of It!

California history is amazing!  Could Southern California have been split off to join the Confederacy during the early part of California’s history? Almost!  That’s just one surprising fact I learned on my recent road trip…

Simple Year End Reflection Questions for a Better Year

Did you just end your school year? I recently ended another school year.  It’s now time to have a year end reflection and relax.  But wait, let’s make one thing clear.  Districts DO NOT pay…

Geometry on Google Slides®

These Interactive Digital Notebooks for Google Slides are now available in my TpT Store!

Click the link BELOW to see the Geometry Books!

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