34 Signs You’re a Type B Teacher

34 Signs You're a Type B Teacher

Are you a fellow Type B Teacher? I recently started a second instagram account called @TeacherTroubles where I’m meme-ifying all those things you always thought were “just you”. These memes all come from that account, so make sure to follow me on instagram if you like this post. (There’s also a Teacher Troubles Facebook page!) […]

5 Random Thoughts on How To Survive Testing

surviving testing season

Can you smell the testing in the air? It’s a musky aroma of salty tears and panicked sweat, with a lingering note of burnt coffee. In theory, I’m a believer that standardized testing is an important component in ensuring accountability, measurability, all that jazz. That being said, it’s not like I actively ENJOY this time of year. I’M NOT INSANE. So, […]

Messy classrooms are where the magic happens

Messy classroom magic

Messy classrooms are where the magic happens. Life isn’t always laminated {read more about that here} and real classrooms don’t always look Pinterest-perfect. That’s ok. It’s more than ok – it’s great. Gluesticks on the floor are a sign of hands-on learning. Seemingly chaotic clamor? Sounds like cooperative learning to me. A little on-task commotion is good […]

Teacher Fail Confessional

Teacher Fails

Teacher fail truth time. Today, I’m here to bring you 5 of my favorite face-palm moments. Why? Well, because I like to keep it real around here. Because teaching is messy. And because, truth be told, I’m the kind of gal who falls a little closer to the “charmingly disheveled” mark on the organizational spectrum than […]