Student-Led Conferences: To Do or Not To Do?

By Nancy Mikhail Parents walk into their child’s classroom on parent-teacher conference day. Teachers sit across from parents and start telling them how their child is doing in class. This is the standard format for parent-teacher conferences. This is what we are all used to. But what if we could make it better? What if […]

My First Day As a Teacher

By Nancy Mikhail As a new Kindergarten teacher at a small private school, I walked into my classroom on a hot summer day to begin organizing my room. I had so many questions…wondering what I’ll teach, how I’ll teach, the personalities of my students? I started sifting through the resources in the room, while these […]

Teacher Tidbit #1 – Choice Boards

Welcome to Teacher Tidbits! Each week, Nancy Mikhail will provide a 2-3 minute teacher tip for the week. Check out the first Teacher Tidbit about Choice Boards: Teacher Tidbit #1 – Choice Boards It's only fair to share… Facebook Twitter Pinterest email Print Linkedin StumbleUpon

Lesson Plan Template

                Get This Template An easy and straightforward lesson plan template for teachers to use. It's only fair to share… Facebook Twitter Pinterest email Print Linkedin StumbleUpon

Classroom Management December Tip

By Nancy Mikhail With the holidays in full swing, students are sure to be extra energetic and extra excited. This burst of energy often leaves teachers exasperated and ready for the the long awaited winter break. On top of all this, some schools are busy with holiday parties, plays, and fun activities, which doesn’t alleviate […]

Throw Out Those Desks! Or Not?

Aaand we’re back! We took a little break, but now we are back with our weekly posts. I recently read this article about principal, Donna Connelly, in Riverdale who unexpectedly mandated that teachers throw out their personal desks and filing cabinets in the middle of the day, while school was in session. The principal’s shocking […]