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Prepping for tomorrow’s reading day! Students will get to choose how they will read the next chapters.  #njteacherloop #historyteacher #teacher #teachersofinstagram #teacherlife #teacherlife🍎 #read #books #socialstudiesteacher
The "Create Your Own Colony" project is always one of the most entertaining class presentations of the year. My students certainly didn't let me down this semester. Their creativity and humor never ceases to amaze.
The "Create Your Own Colony" project is always one of the most entertaining class presentations of the year. My students certainly didn't let me down this semester. Their creativity and humor never ceases to amaze.
A tour of my classroom. Since I teach Georgia Studies, I'm a Georgia fan and wife of a UGA graduate, it's very fitting that my room is red, white and black 🐾 I transitioned to flexible seating last year and it has supplemented by instruction so well. I can configure my room in all sorts of ways for stations, direct instruction and central space for virtual reality. It has made my room inviting, more social and more tolerant as students can be grouped in endless formations, allowing kids of all backgrounds to work together and even become friends. Most of my seating options were funded by @donorschoose but I have bought bungee chairs, yoga balls, pillows and carpets on sale. My students love that my room is different and unique and it is just one of the reasons they love coming to social studies class. The main reason is the relationships I've built with them. As my friend @adventureswithmrc says, "Love first. Teach second." #gadoeteachertakeover #gasocialstudies #flexibleseatingclassroom #flexibleseating #georgiateachers #socialstudiesteacher #middleschool #teachersofthegram #teachersofinstagram #teachersofig #teachersofinsta
A tour of my classroom. Since I teach Georgia Studies, I'm a Georgia fan and wife of a UGA graduate, it's very fitting that my room is red, white and black 🐾 I transitioned to flexible seating last year and it has supplemented by instruction so well. I can configure my room in all sorts of ways for stations, direct instruction and central space for virtual reality. It has made my room inviting, more social and more tolerant as students can be grouped in endless formations, allowing kids of all backgrounds to work together and even become friends. Most of my seating options were funded by @donorschoose but I have bought bungee chairs, yoga balls, pillows and carpets on sale. My students love that my room is different and unique and it is just one of the reasons they love coming to social studies class. The main reason is the relationships I've built with them. As my friend @adventureswithmrc says, "Love first. Teach second." #gadoeteachertakeover  #gasocialstudies  #flexibleseatingclassroom  #flexibleseating  #georgiateachers  #socialstudiesteacher  #middleschool  #teachersofthegram  #teachersofinstagram  #teachersofig  #teachersofinsta 
Getting a few animations and fun stories ready for Halloween next week. I found this cool story about Washington and the plan to resuscitate him after his death that I’m going to share with my students. Not quite “Zombie” George Washington, but it is a pretty good hook for the day! Plus, any excuse to play “Zombie” in class is a bonus! Follow the link in my profile to read the entire story.
Getting a few animations and fun stories ready for Halloween next week. I found this cool story about Washington and the plan to resuscitate him after his death that I’m going to share with my students. Not quite “Zombie” George Washington, but it is a pretty good hook for the day! Plus, any excuse to play “Zombie” in class is a bonus! Follow the link in my profile to read the entire story.
Hi friends, I’m Natalie. ⠀
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I believe in nautical stripes. ⠀
I wish I lived in Stars Hollow, Connecticut. ⠀
And you’ll usually find me on Friday nights next to a mountain of laundry and a mega-glass of Pinot Noir.⠀
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I teach middle school English, Literature, and Social studies at a Catholic grade school.⠀
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My three kids, Evelyn, Cal, and Lorelei are my joys and my breakdowns. ⠀
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And my husband Zach is my biggest cheerleader.  He promised me that when he proposed. ⠀
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In this crazy, scary, beautiful life, my purpose is to share safe, clean, and beautiful things with you. Thanks for joining me! ⠀
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Hi friends, I’m Natalie. ⠀ ⠀ I believe in nautical stripes. ⠀ I wish I lived in Stars Hollow, Connecticut. ⠀ And you’ll usually find me on Friday nights next to a mountain of laundry and a mega-glass of Pinot Noir.⠀ ⠀ I teach middle school English, Literature, and Social studies at a Catholic grade school.⠀ ⠀ My three kids, Evelyn, Cal, and Lorelei are my joys and my breakdowns. ⠀ ⠀ And my husband Zach is my biggest cheerleader. He promised me that when he proposed. ⠀ ⠀ In this crazy, scary, beautiful life, my purpose is to share safe, clean, and beautiful things with you. Thanks for joining me! ⠀ ❤️ Natalie
Prepping for our first social studies  stem challenge! Will our Native America homes withstand climate?! Ready for a fun week of learning, creating, testing, and revising! Thank you @ashleigheducationjourney for the awesome stem challenge resource. #iteach5th #starbs #socialstudiesteacher #stemchallenges
Prepping for our first social studies stem challenge! Will our Native America homes withstand climate?! Ready for a fun week of learning, creating, testing, and revising! Thank you @ashleigheducationjourney for the awesome stem challenge resource. #iteach5th  #starbs  #socialstudiesteacher  #stemchallenges 
Games and simulations are another great way to teach content. In these videos, students are playing a colonist survival game. I wrote a series of scenarios based on primary and secondary sources from the colonial period of Georgia. My amazing principal @melknight03 gave me this huge spinner but I've also played with a die 🎲 #gadoeteachertakeover #gasocialstudies #heymrsellis #games #gamebasedlearning #georgiastudies #georgiateachers #colonialgeorgia #oglethorpe #musgrove #tomochichi #teachersofthegram #teachersofig #teachersofinstagram #teachersofig #socialstudiesteacher #socialstudiesteachers
Games and simulations are another great way to teach content. In these videos, students are playing a colonist survival game. I wrote a series of scenarios based on primary and secondary sources from the colonial period of Georgia. My amazing principal @melknight03 gave me this huge spinner but I've also played with a die 🎲 #gadoeteachertakeover  #gasocialstudies  #heymrsellis  #games  #gamebasedlearning  #georgiastudies  #georgiateachers  #colonialgeorgia  #oglethorpe  #musgrove  #tomochichi  #teachersofthegram  #teachersofig  #teachersofinstagram  #teachersofig  #socialstudiesteacher  #socialstudiesteachers 
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Educational songs are a great way for students to learn content. They are a fun and engaging way to master low-level knowledge. I write my own songs based on the standards. I teach the songs through direct instruction, the students annotate the lyrics and we use the songs as a foundation and schema for more rigorous application of the knowledge. Featured here is my "3Gs" song written to @brunomars "That's what I Like." I also incorporate student made songs and songs created by other teachers like @mrbettsclass. #gadoesocialstudies #gasocialstudies #educationalsongs #educationalrap #heymrsellis #teachersofinstagram #teachersofthegram #teachersofinsta #teachersofig #musicintheclassroom #learningthroughmusic #georgiastudies #georgiateachers #socialstudies #socialstudiesteacher #brunomars #thatswhatilike
Educational songs are a great way for students to learn content. They are a fun and engaging way to master low-level knowledge. I write my own songs based on the standards. I teach the songs through direct instruction, the students annotate the lyrics and we use the songs as a foundation and schema for more rigorous application of the knowledge. Featured here is my "3Gs" song written to @brunomars "That's what I Like." I also incorporate student made songs and songs created by other teachers like @mrbettsclass. #gadoesocialstudies  #gasocialstudies  #educationalsongs  #educationalrap  #heymrsellis  #teachersofinstagram  #teachersofthegram  #teachersofinsta  #teachersofig  #musicintheclassroom  #learningthroughmusic  #georgiastudies  #georgiateachers  #socialstudies  #socialstudiesteacher  #brunomars  #thatswhatilike 
Last weekend was the BEST! Wedding of former students I've kept in touch with over the years. Top: HS Senior Time Capsule Opening Get-together in 2013! Bottom: Taught them all plus Best Man who was pulling around getaway car! #sixthgrade #socialstudiesteacher #academicteam #whatidomatters #DisneytoDelaney
Characteristics of a civilization is done! 🤗 This is a great way to introduce new learning to students in a one period class! Next up we will relate these structures to Mesopotamia and Egypt. .
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#tpt #iteachsixth #internationalteacher #iteachmiddleschool #teacherlife #teachersunday #tptseller #iteachtoo #teachersofinstagram #iteach6th #iteach678 #iteachsocialstudies #socialstudiesteacher #historyteacher #historyresources
Teacher Tip Tuesday 👩🏼‍🏫
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No matter how mad and frustrated and hopeless you feel, don’t give up on them. And more importantly, don’t give up on yourself. 
This week I felt like the biggest failure in all of teacher land. Nothing I’m doing is working. None of it. Why am I even trying? I don’t want to go to work today- it’s pointless. 
And then, in the middle of my most challenging period, a student who I thought for sure detested my very being asked if I taught US History. “I want to have you next year.” To which one student replied, “She wouldn’t want to have us next year!” It broke my heart that she would think that. Before I knew it my heart took over my mouth, “I care about all of you and I would love to have each one of you again next year. It may be tough sometimes, but you’re MY students.” This is what I said to the class that makes my hands shake with nervousness and panic in anticipation of some sort of confrontation that is sure to occur almost every day. This is what I said to the class that I’ve had more discipline issues with in 10 weeks than I have had with all of my previous classes combined. Ever. 
So many kids need someone to show them firmness rooted in love. Discipline takes so much work, but the kiddos need it. They need to have that structure that only a safe and stable classroom can provide. For some of them, our classrooms are the safest place they have in their world.
We can’t take the easy way out and let them win. That’s not the promise we made. That’s not how this goes. It sometimes takes all the patience in the world and sometimes you may have to have campus security take them out of class for a day. But we win; every time. And when they know that we win every time, they don’t have to. They don’t have to grow up too fast or feel scared. They get to be kids and we get to be the adults.

They need someone who will follow through with consequences and love them just the same.
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#teachbeyondthestandards #lovethemmore #icaremorethanyoudont #classroomdiscipline #teacherlife #ushistoryteacher #worldhistoryteacher #avidteacher #socialstudiesteacher #teachersofinstagram
Teacher Tip Tuesday 👩🏼‍🏫 .... No matter how mad and frustrated and hopeless you feel, don’t give up on them. And more importantly, don’t give up on yourself. This week I felt like the biggest failure in all of teacher land. Nothing I’m doing is working. None of it. Why am I even trying? I don’t want to go to work today- it’s pointless. And then, in the middle of my most challenging period, a student who I thought for sure detested my very being asked if I taught US History. “I want to have you next year.” To which one student replied, “She wouldn’t want to have us next year!” It broke my heart that she would think that. Before I knew it my heart took over my mouth, “I care about all of you and I would love to have each one of you again next year. It may be tough sometimes, but you’re MY students.” This is what I said to the class that makes my hands shake with nervousness and panic in anticipation of some sort of confrontation that is sure to occur almost every day. This is what I said to the class that I’ve had more discipline issues with in 10 weeks than I have had with all of my previous classes combined. Ever. So many kids need someone to show them firmness rooted in love. Discipline takes so much work, but the kiddos need it. They need to have that structure that only a safe and stable classroom can provide. For some of them, our classrooms are the safest place they have in their world. We can’t take the easy way out and let them win. That’s not the promise we made. That’s not how this goes. It sometimes takes all the patience in the world and sometimes you may have to have campus security take them out of class for a day. But we win; every time. And when they know that we win every time, they don’t have to. They don’t have to grow up too fast or feel scared. They get to be kids and we get to be the adults. They need someone who will follow through with consequences and love them just the same. .... #teachbeyondthestandards  #lovethemmore  #icaremorethanyoudont  #classroomdiscipline  #teacherlife  #ushistoryteacher  #worldhistoryteacher  #avidteacher  #socialstudiesteacher  #teachersofinstagram 
Had the opportunity to attend the #FCSS conference with my people today! Being surrounded by other History-lovin’ fools like myself was amazing. Left with so many great resources, strategies, and tools to bring back to my students!
Had the opportunity to attend the #FCSS  conference with my people today! Being surrounded by other History-lovin’ fools like myself was amazing. Left with so many great resources, strategies, and tools to bring back to my students!
“I’m so happy with how our Nelson Mandela collaborative poster turned out! My 1st and 9th period Geography students have been learning about Nelson Mandela the past couple days. This project was the perfect way to conclude the lesson. Each student colored a section of the poster then responded to a writing prompt. We had a fantastic discussion at the end of class discusing the meaning of Mandela's quote means and its relevance today. (May your choices reflect your hope's not your fears.) I'm so happy with how this lesson turned out.” - Lea from @socstudiesteacher .
•••🙏🏽Thank you @socstudiesteacher for sharing your students’ creation and writing responses! Link in profile. .
••👉🏽Be sure to check out her IG account for insightful social studies tips, humor, facts, and to learn a thing or two! I do!
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“I’m so happy with how our Nelson Mandela collaborative poster turned out! My 1st and 9th period Geography students have been learning about Nelson Mandela the past couple days. This project was the perfect way to conclude the lesson. Each student colored a section of the poster then responded to a writing prompt. We had a fantastic discussion at the end of class discusing the meaning of Mandela's quote means and its relevance today. (May your choices reflect your hope's not your fears.) I'm so happy with how this lesson turned out.” - Lea from @socstudiesteacher . •••🙏🏽Thank you @socstudiesteacher for sharing your students’ creation and writing responses! Link in profile. . ••👉🏽Be sure to check out her IG account for insightful social studies tips, humor, facts, and to learn a thing or two! I do! . #teachersoftpt  #teachertribe  #teacherblogger 
After attending @ronclarkacademy this week, I now have so many ideas on how to revamp my house system! (My wheel ➡️ the RCA wheel)
After attending @ronclarkacademy this week, I now have so many ideas on how to revamp my house system! (My wheel ➡️ the RCA wheel)
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#selfcareSaturday today is all about finishing up the last of my short story response marking and catching up on #AStichInTime, my new fave docuseries on YouTube about looking at women’s history through their fashion. Highly recommend👗👑! Looking at history through an inquiry-based lens is my FAVOURITE! -
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#selfcareSaturday  today is all about finishing up the last of my short story response marking and catching up on #AStichInTime , my new fave docuseries on YouTube about looking at women’s history through their fashion. Highly recommend👗👑! Looking at history through an inquiry-based lens is my FAVOURITE! - - #teachersofinstagram  #teachersfollowteachers  #teacher  #highschoolteacher  #secondaryteacher  #englishteacher  #socialstudiesteacher  #historyteacher  #ellteacher  @amberbutchart
📚📚Non fiction text feature Scavenger hunt! Love when kids can flip through any type of text to complete a task! #readingteacher
📚📚Non fiction text feature Scavenger hunt! Love when kids can flip through any type of text to complete a task! #readingteacher 
Today only $99, $208 value! Full year of US History PowerPoints/Gallery Walks, Teacher Notes, Guided Notes, and Gallery Walk Questions! #ushistoryteacher #unitedstateshistory #ushistory #socialstudiesteacher
Wow! I just learned about this feature on google docs! Wouldn’t this be great for your dyslexic students? I love this!
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#googledocs #iteachmiddleschool #iteachhighschool #teacherofmath #englishteachers #spedteachers #specialeducation #dyslexia #iteach #teachersofig #teachertips #socialstudiesteacher #scienceteachers
One pen would definitely do the trick for grading, but how much fun would that really be for me? 🤷🏼‍♀️
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I am grading an investigative piece my students wrote yesterday about the negative effects of the Industrial Revolution.  They had to put on their investigative journalist hats and join the London Times! How do you teach the Industrial Revolution?! 📰
One pen would definitely do the trick for grading, but how much fun would that really be for me? 🤷🏼‍♀️ . I am grading an investigative piece my students wrote yesterday about the negative effects of the Industrial Revolution. They had to put on their investigative journalist hats and join the London Times! How do you teach the Industrial Revolution?! 📰
#nationaldayofwriting At my campus we celebrated National Day of Writing yesterday. My students created gravestones to honor Washington for his leadership throughout the American Revolution. #iteach8th #iteachmiddleschool #socialstudiesteacher #ushistory  #teachersofinstagram #teachersfollowteachers
You’re most welcome, @jeffreymichaelsolomon. ❤️👩🏻‍🏫 #socialstudiesteacher #teacherlife #teacherhusband
I used this for my 9th grade Geography in our physical geography unit. Could be used for science too! Uses Ed Puzzle and Canvas. Link in bio 😊
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#teachersofinstagram #iteachtoo #teachergram #middleschool #teachertribe #teacherstyle #teachingisfun #teachingmiddleschool #freeteachingresources #freelessonplans #teachersfollowteachers #geographyteacher #ushistoryteacher #socialstudiesteacher #socialstudies #history #geography #saturdayvibes #feetupfriday
I used this for my 9th grade Geography in our physical geography unit. Could be used for science too! Uses Ed Puzzle and Canvas. Link in bio 😊 . . . #teachersofinstagram  #iteachtoo  #teachergram  #middleschool  #teachertribe  #teacherstyle  #teachingisfun  #teachingmiddleschool  #freeteachingresources  #freelessonplans  #teachersfollowteachers  #geographyteacher  #ushistoryteacher  #socialstudiesteacher  #socialstudies  #history  #geography  #saturdayvibes  #feetupfriday 
Help your students learn or review the social contract theory from the Declaration of Independence with this NEW Hands on History Puzzle. “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.”
Help your students learn or review the social contract theory from the Declaration of Independence with this NEW Hands on History Puzzle. “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.”
While waiting for my flight out, I naturally have to start reading #talktome by @kimbearden Thank you Mrs. Bearden, SOOO much, for changing my life. You have inspired me more than I ever could have imagined! I’m so glad I got to meet you and hear you speak. Hopefully next time I’ll get to see you teach! 💜 #RCAInspired
While waiting for my flight out, I naturally have to start reading #talktome  by @kimbearden Thank you Mrs. Bearden, SOOO much, for changing my life. You have inspired me more than I ever could have imagined! I’m so glad I got to meet you and hear you speak. Hopefully next time I’ll get to see you teach! 💜 #RCAInspired 
New lamp hanging out in my “Americana” section. It’s ok, it’s sort of Hawaiiana. And provides a nice glow in the classroom when the lights are off. #hawaiiana #tiki #tikilamp #aloha #happyplace #classroom #classroomdecor #highschool #historyclassroom #socialstudiesteacher #historyteacher #highschoolteacher #teachersofinstagram #teachersfollowteachers
🍎Happy #FriYAY! For professional development day today, I decided to walk on the wild side and attend a science-based conference. I am a firm believer in interdisciplinary learning in a universal design for learning approach. Not sure if I’ll ever truly master it, but today I looked at things in formaldehyde and asked questions, and that’s a good place to start. 👌🏻
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🍎Happy #FriYAY ! For professional development day today, I decided to walk on the wild side and attend a science-based conference. I am a firm believer in interdisciplinary learning in a universal design for learning approach. Not sure if I’ll ever truly master it, but today I looked at things in formaldehyde and asked questions, and that’s a good place to start. 👌🏻 - - #teachersofinstagram  #teachersfollowteachers  #teacher  #highschoolteacher  #secondaryteacher  #englishteacher  #socialstudiesteacher  #historyteacher  #ellteacher 
Cross country with a little side of fall. .
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It means so much to students to see their teachers support them outside of school! When I coached at my old district it was always so disappointing to see how few teachers showed up. So, show up for your students. Take the hour to watch their game, or go to their concert. The relationships that form from that will improve your teaching ten fold. Guaranteed. .
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#iteachsixth #iteachmiddleschool #iteachsocialstudies #teachersfollowteachers #socialstudiesteacher #teachertips #middleschoolcoach #coach #teachersofinstagram #teachersofig #teach #teacherlife #teacherideas #internationalteacher #teachoverseas #teachinternationally
Cross country with a little side of fall. . . . It means so much to students to see their teachers support them outside of school! When I coached at my old district it was always so disappointing to see how few teachers showed up. So, show up for your students. Take the hour to watch their game, or go to their concert. The relationships that form from that will improve your teaching ten fold. Guaranteed. . . . #iteachsixth  #iteachmiddleschool  #iteachsocialstudies  #teachersfollowteachers  #socialstudiesteacher  #teachertips  #middleschoolcoach  #coach  #teachersofinstagram  #teachersofig  #teach  #teacherlife  #teacherideas  #internationalteacher  #teachoverseas  #teachinternationally 
You know that moment when you’re overwhelmed with pride for your kiddos because you can see the learning that’s taken place? Yeah, that was me this week scoring and displaying these zoo maps we did to end our map skills unit. They did such a great job! These are the moments I carry with me into the weekend. ❤️
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#thirdgrade #thirdgradeteacher #iteach3rd #iteachtoo #iteach123 #iteach345 #teachersofinstagram #teachersfollowteachers #teachershare #teachersofinsta #teachersofthegram #teachersofig #fridayfeels #mapskills #iteachsocialstudies #socialstudies #socialstudiesteacher
You know that moment when you’re overwhelmed with pride for your kiddos because you can see the learning that’s taken place? Yeah, that was me this week scoring and displaying these zoo maps we did to end our map skills unit. They did such a great job! These are the moments I carry with me into the weekend. ❤️ . . . #thirdgrade  #thirdgradeteacher  #iteach3rd  #iteachtoo  #iteach123  #iteach345  #teachersofinstagram  #teachersfollowteachers  #teachershare  #teachersofinsta  #teachersofthegram  #teachersofig  #fridayfeels  #mapskills  #iteachsocialstudies  #socialstudies  #socialstudiesteacher 
Today was full of data, goals, and a mile-high to do list! 😫 Although this training was extremely hard to sit through, I know it will ultimately make me a better teacher. Hoping all of you teachers out there crush your school year goals ❤
Today was full of data, goals, and a mile-high to do list! 😫 Although this training was extremely hard to sit through, I know it will ultimately make me a better teacher. Hoping all of you teachers out there crush your school year goals ❤
To say that I’m #extra on occasion might be an understatement. To say I was taught that coloring outside the lines was a great thing would be a bit of a down play. ~
Not sure if I’ve mentioned how much I love that my kids get me and can embrace those ideas that different isn’t bad it’s just different . . . Makes my teacher heart want to burst.
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Backstory- our kids are working toward an incentive at the end of the nine weeks. My teammate came up with the idea of each time they pass an assessment they earn a leaf 🍁 to put on the tree. Cute idea! Right!?!
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I’m working on my tree and my kids are like Ms. “You’re not really a fall person.” {they are correct . . . My room is perpetual spring/summer(especially with the ac broken this week but that’s a story for later)}
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All on their own the decide that we should fill in the shape of a flamingo, with the leaves being its’ feathers. I set about trying to make a painters tape outline of a flamingo (not as easy as I had thought).
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I did however have to nix the pink glitter leaves!🙄🤣💗
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So we may not be what is expected but we will certainly entertain and have fun being true to ourselves!!
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To say that I’m #extra  on occasion might be an understatement. To say I was taught that coloring outside the lines was a great thing would be a bit of a down play. ~ Not sure if I’ve mentioned how much I love that my kids get me and can embrace those ideas that different isn’t bad it’s just different . . . Makes my teacher heart want to burst. ~ Backstory- our kids are working toward an incentive at the end of the nine weeks. My teammate came up with the idea of each time they pass an assessment they earn a leaf 🍁 to put on the tree. Cute idea! Right!?! ~ I’m working on my tree and my kids are like Ms. “You’re not really a fall person.” {they are correct . . . My room is perpetual spring/summer(especially with the ac broken this week but that’s a story for later)} ~ All on their own the decide that we should fill in the shape of a flamingo, with the leaves being its’ feathers. I set about trying to make a painters tape outline of a flamingo (not as easy as I had thought). ~ I did however have to nix the pink glitter leaves!🙄🤣💗 ~ So we may not be what is expected but we will certainly entertain and have fun being true to ourselves!! ~ ~ < ~ #mykidsrock  #betruetoyourself  #coloroutsidethelines  #sonotbasic  #notbasic  #soextra  #expectationsarejustastartingpoint  #flamingo  #flamingolove  #instateacher  #igteacher  #Teachersfollowteachers  #teachersofinstagram  #iteach56  #iteachfifth  #iteachmiddles  #teachertribe  #texasteachertribe  #texasteacher  #iteachtoo  #myteacherheart  #superheroteacher  #whatsyoursuperpower  #iteachhistory  #socialstudiesteacher  #iteachsocialstudies  #historyteacher 
This came in the mail today & I cannot wait to wear this next week! 🇺🇸 #vote
This came in the mail today & I cannot wait to wear this next week! 🇺🇸 #vote 
#wonderwall update! Last months @scholasticnews had an opinion article about classroom pets. The task was for students to compare and contrast the Yes and No opinion using a #doublebubblemap. Special thank you to @awsongbird13 for putting this together for our classroom! What do you think next months Wonder Wall will be? #theteachinglifestyle #urbaneducator #teachersofinstagram #teacherlifestyle #thinkingmaps #teacherlifestyle #socialstudiesteacher #5thgrade #5thgradeteacher #5th #fridaythoughts
#wonderwall  update! Last months @scholasticnews had an opinion article about classroom pets. The task was for students to compare and contrast the Yes and No opinion using a #doublebubblemap . Special thank you to @awsongbird13 for putting this together for our classroom! What do you think next months Wonder Wall will be? #theteachinglifestyle  #urbaneducator  #teachersofinstagram  #teacherlifestyle  #thinkingmaps  #teacherlifestyle  #socialstudiesteacher  #5thgrade  #5thgradeteacher  #5th  #fridaythoughts 
Do I scare you? When I sit down on a bench and you immediately get up and sit on another, did that make you feel better? Did it help you sleep better at night? You made my face red from shame.

Do I scare you? When you flipped my scarf when I was in 8th grade and you said you wanted to see my hair, did that make you feel better to find out my hair is auburn? You made me question if I should even continue wearing hijab.

Do I scare you? You just had to yell, “Go back home!” driving by while I’m walking to the park. Did that make you feel better? You gave me nightmares.

Change can be scary. Changing a school, changing residence, or changing workplaces can cause anxiety. Don’t put me in the same category with the above situations. I’m not scary. Don’t be afraid of me, embrace me. I will make you smile, I promise.

My experiences are not unique. Your minority students face the same experiences and still come to your class, ready to learn and ready to participate. Honor their commitment despite all the adversities.
Do I scare you? When I sit down on a bench and you immediately get up and sit on another, did that make you feel better? Did it help you sleep better at night? You made my face red from shame. Do I scare you? When you flipped my scarf when I was in 8th grade and you said you wanted to see my hair, did that make you feel better to find out my hair is auburn? You made me question if I should even continue wearing hijab. Do I scare you? You just had to yell, “Go back home!” driving by while I’m walking to the park. Did that make you feel better? You gave me nightmares. Change can be scary. Changing a school, changing residence, or changing workplaces can cause anxiety. Don’t put me in the same category with the above situations. I’m not scary. Don’t be afraid of me, embrace me. I will make you smile, I promise. My experiences are not unique. Your minority students face the same experiences and still come to your class, ready to learn and ready to participate. Honor their commitment despite all the adversities.
Another successful MassCUE! I went to sessions on classroom management, #escaperooms, and #podcastingintheclassroom. Major takeaway: continue adding to my flexible seating as a way to keep the shift of my classroom culture to student-centered learning. 
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I’m just going to pretend I didn’t have some awful PD today, and instead tell you about my reason for all the bright colors in this photo! I’ve done my mercantilism simulation for the past three years. I always try to sort the items traded as they come into my bank. However, those kids trade fast! Therefore, I decided to color code the items. This way, I can just sort by color as they come in, and the kids will put them back in the envelope at the end of class. Yay for creative ingenuity and yay for the weekend! Hope you have a nice weekend planned!
I’m just going to pretend I didn’t have some awful PD today, and instead tell you about my reason for all the bright colors in this photo! I’ve done my mercantilism simulation for the past three years. I always try to sort the items traded as they come into my bank. However, those kids trade fast! Therefore, I decided to color code the items. This way, I can just sort by color as they come in, and the kids will put them back in the envelope at the end of class. Yay for creative ingenuity and yay for the weekend! Hope you have a nice weekend planned!
My students never cease to amaze me with their talents. This was turned in for the Progressive Era movie poster project my students did in class and I am absolutely blown away by this students artistic ability. She continuously out does herself and I really hope she’s able to share her gift of art one day with the rest of the world. #studentspotlight #art #artist #teacher #teachersofinstagram #instagramteachers #iteachtoo #iteachhighschool #iteachhistory #historyteacher #floridateacher #floridateachers  #teacherlife #socialstudiesteacher #socialstudies #teachertribe #iteach #education #year2 #ushistoryteacher #flteachers #education #learning
My students never cease to amaze me with their talents. This was turned in for the Progressive Era movie poster project my students did in class and I am absolutely blown away by this students artistic ability. She continuously out does herself and I really hope she’s able to share her gift of art one day with the rest of the world. #studentspotlight  #art  #artist  #teacher  #teachersofinstagram  #instagramteachers  #iteachtoo  #iteachhighschool  #iteachhistory  #historyteacher  #floridateacher  #floridateachers  #teacherlife  #socialstudiesteacher  #socialstudies  #teachertribe  #iteach  #education  #year2  #ushistoryteacher  #flteachers  #education  #learning 
Feet up Friday!

This has been a real tough week. Stress caused by discipline issues equals migraines, which equals a sick day, which equals a sub, which equals discipline issues... and we start ALL over again! Ugh.
I’ve called this one parent so many times, I’m pretty much invited over for Thanksgiving dinner at this point 🤣
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#feetupfriday #teachershoes #teachersofinstagram #teachersfollowteachers #teacherlife #ushistoryteacher #worldhistoryteacher #avidteacher #socialstudiesteacher
Feet up Friday! This has been a real tough week. Stress caused by discipline issues equals migraines, which equals a sick day, which equals a sub, which equals discipline issues... and we start ALL over again! Ugh. I’ve called this one parent so many times, I’m pretty much invited over for Thanksgiving dinner at this point 🤣 .... #feetupfriday  #teachershoes  #teachersofinstagram  #teachersfollowteachers  #teacherlife  #ushistoryteacher  #worldhistoryteacher  #avidteacher  #socialstudiesteacher 
It’s all about that geography 🎤🎼😍🌏🗺 • link in profile •
It’s all about that geography 🎤🎼😍🌏🗺 • link in profile •
Labour Studies at the @BCSSTA conference for social studies teachers. @sfu_lbst @fass.engage #bcteachers #socialstudiesteacher #bclabour #publiceducation
This free lesson from our #Immigration curriculum helps students understand the experience of immigrants in the 1800s, the factors that brought them to the United States, and the challenges they faced upon their arrival.
This free lesson from our #Immigration  curriculum helps students understand the experience of immigrants in the 1800s, the factors that brought them to the United States, and the challenges they faced upon their arrival.
Just some School of Athens stuff with #davis7. Students are answering the Q:  How is Raphael’s fresco the epitome example of the Renaissance illustrating Humanism, Classicism, & Philosophy?.... #teachersfollowteachers #socialstudiesteacher #teachersofinstagram #worldhistory #worldhistoryteacher #worldhistoryteacher #europeanhistory #Renaissance #tlap #sstlap #feetupfriday
The #Founders believed there was wisdom in dividing power both among and within the federal and state governments. Learn more with the readings and activities from #DocsofFreedom. #federalism
The #Founders  believed there was wisdom in dividing power both among and within the federal and state governments. Learn more with the readings and activities from #DocsofFreedom . #federalism 
3rd graders learning about Pioneer life! Love the creativity!!! #teacher #thirdgradeteacher #socialstudiesteacher #schoolfun
Your students will love this Thanksgiving lapbook activity. #thanksgiving #november #lapbook #tpt #teachersofinstagram #teachersfollowteachers #socialstudiesteacher
It’s been a loooong week between parent teacher conferences, preparing for my race this weekend, and meetings upon meetings. I’m certainly looking forward to a lot of rest this evening, but until then, I’ll be repping my alma mater (and current grad school too!) today in preparation for tomorrow’s big game — Go Green!! 💚
It’s been a loooong week between parent teacher conferences, preparing for my race this weekend, and meetings upon meetings. I’m certainly looking forward to a lot of rest this evening, but until then, I’ll be repping my alma mater (and current grad school too!) today in preparation for tomorrow’s big game — Go Green!! 💚
What is differentiation instruction? It is teaching the same material to all students but using a variety of instructional strategies or it may require the teacher to deliver lessons at varying levels of difficulty based on the ability of each student (Weselby, 2014). Examples of how to differentiate instruction in the Global Perspectives classroom:
✅design lesson based on students' learning styles
✅group students by the topic of interest or ability for assignments
✅assign the end of the product in a way the student prefers, based on learning styles (visual learners, auditory learners, kinesthetic learners)
✅learning environment ✅learning process (textbooks for visuals, listen or watch for auditory learners, completing assignments online)
✅content 
PS. the task was to conduct mini research for all students, differentiation is by content, process, product 
#globalperspectivescoursework#socialstudiesteacher#differentiation#teacherfollowteachers
What is differentiation instruction? It is teaching the same material to all students but using a variety of instructional strategies or it may require the teacher to deliver lessons at varying levels of difficulty based on the ability of each student (Weselby, 2014). Examples of how to differentiate instruction in the Global Perspectives classroom: ✅design lesson based on students' learning styles ✅group students by the topic of interest or ability for assignments ✅assign the end of the product in a way the student prefers, based on learning styles (visual learners, auditory learners, kinesthetic learners) ✅learning environment ✅learning process (textbooks for visuals, listen or watch for auditory learners, completing assignments online) ✅content PS. the task was to conduct mini research for all students, differentiation is by content, process, product #globalperspectivescoursework #socialstudiesteacher #differentiation #teacherfollowteachers 
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RACE strategy is one of my favorite writing strategies! Our kids are pretty good with the Restate and Answer portions but of course they always leave out the Cite and Explain! RACE has helped our kiddos 5-8 give in depth writing responses! All grade levels use this strategy in our middle school, and it’s helped our non-ELA teachers find a format for short answer responses! •
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I’m getting used to the voice level lights... they are kind of bright 🤣🤣 but I really love my Bitmoji soooo whatever 🤦🏻‍♀️🤷🏻‍♀️ Be quiet or you’ll be blinded! #muahaha #iteachfifth #socialstudiesteacher #mathwriting #mathteacher #writingacrossthecurriculum #ela #languagearts #voicelevel
My whiteboard that took me three years to finish 🤯🤣 • • • RACE strategy is one of my favorite writing strategies! Our kids are pretty good with the Restate and Answer portions but of course they always leave out the Cite and Explain! RACE has helped our kiddos 5-8 give in depth writing responses! All grade levels use this strategy in our middle school, and it’s helped our non-ELA teachers find a format for short answer responses! • • • I’m getting used to the voice level lights... they are kind of bright 🤣🤣 but I really love my Bitmoji soooo whatever 🤦🏻‍♀️🤷🏻‍♀️ Be quiet or you’ll be blinded! #muahaha  #iteachfifth  #socialstudiesteacher  #mathwriting  #mathteacher  #writingacrossthecurriculum  #ela  #languagearts  #voicelevel 
I believe in using the talents I'm bless with to inspire , being purposeful is essential to my growth and well being #frederickdouglass #history #postcards #lorators #quotes #socialstudiesteacher #HenryGates #africanamericanstudies #teachersofinstagram "karmayalewis.com #karmaya11@hotmail.com #beyouteezgallery #karviconpress
Today seemed like THE LONGEST DAY EVER!!!!!:
•7am- left for work
•8pm- got home from work and meetings
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Holy moly!
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My bed is calling my name for sureeee
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Although my hair is a mess, I have bags under my eyes, my body is exhausted, I’m feeling pretty accomplished 👏🏼
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#teacherlife #exhaustedteacher #workgrind
Today seemed like THE LONGEST DAY EVER!!!!!: •7am- left for work •8pm- got home from work and meetings . Holy moly! . My bed is calling my name for sureeee . Although my hair is a mess, I have bags under my eyes, my body is exhausted, I’m feeling pretty accomplished 👏🏼 . . . #teacherlife  #exhaustedteacher  #workgrind 
I have just added my Declaration of Independence Notes and Google Slides presentation to my store! Included in the file is the Breakup note that I share with my students. You can download it for FREE! It is a great hook to the lesson. There is no better way to introduce the worlds greatest breakup letter in history than to prank your students with a fake love letter! Follow the link in my profile to download the lesson!
I have just added my Declaration of Independence Notes and Google Slides presentation to my store! Included in the file is the Breakup note that I share with my students. You can download it for FREE! It is a great hook to the lesson. There is no better way to introduce the worlds greatest breakup letter in history than to prank your students with a fake love letter! Follow the link in my profile to download the lesson!
There is a new teacher on the Virtual History 360 team. Go to youtube.com/virtualhistory360 and watch our latest video to see who. We have a new playlist for World History. Oh, and you get to learn about about one of the earliest sports in this hemisphere. 
#virtualhistory360 #worldhistory #pokatok #teacher #history #sports #teachersofinstagram #socialstudies #socialstudiesteacher #youtube #checkitout
Can I have my own classroom yet? #futureteacher #iloveteaching #socialstudiesteacher
Fluency challenge today~ Students challenge themselves to write as many characteristics of the Middle East as they can as a warmup for the activities #middleschoolteacher #teachersfollowteachers #teachersofinstagram #socialstudiesteacher
Here’s one awesomely positive thing that resulted from this week- I had students record on my board the different ways they can communicate to me what they’ve learned. While there are many of the same ideas up there, there are quite a few cool ones I wouldn’t have thought of (news report, create a game (added today...not pictured), skit, short story, play/acting). I love being a part of their learning. #middleschool #socialstudiesteacher #teachersofinstagram #growthmindset #BadgerPride #personalizedlearning
Here’s one awesomely positive thing that resulted from this week- I had students record on my board the different ways they can communicate to me what they’ve learned. While there are many of the same ideas up there, there are quite a few cool ones I wouldn’t have thought of (news report, create a game (added today...not pictured), skit, short story, play/acting). I love being a part of their learning. #middleschool  #socialstudiesteacher  #teachersofinstagram  #growthmindset  #BadgerPride  #personalizedlearning 
Hello, I've survived a hectic day! Today I hung up 7th grade's latest visual journal assignments! In class we learned about Aztec culture and religion, and studied the 5th sun god, Huitzilopotchli, in particular. For homework students illustrated Huitzilopotchli and wrote a short essay about the facts learned from our article readings.
#teachersofinstagram #teachersoninstagram #teachersfollowteachers #teacherstyle #proudteacher #artteacher #artteachersofig #artteachersofinstagram #artteachersoninstagram #socialstudiesteacher #historyteacher #earlycivilization #aztec #huitzilopochtli #sacrifice #sketchbook #visualjournal #coloredpencil #studentwork #mexico #school #middleschool #sun #sungod #crazyday
Hello, I've survived a hectic day! Today I hung up 7th grade's latest visual journal assignments! In class we learned about Aztec culture and religion, and studied the 5th sun god, Huitzilopotchli, in particular. For homework students illustrated Huitzilopotchli and wrote a short essay about the facts learned from our article readings. #teachersofinstagram  #teachersoninstagram  #teachersfollowteachers  #teacherstyle  #proudteacher  #artteacher  #artteachersofig  #artteachersofinstagram  #artteachersoninstagram  #socialstudiesteacher  #historyteacher  #earlycivilization  #aztec  #huitzilopochtli  #sacrifice  #sketchbook  #visualjournal  #coloredpencil  #studentwork  #mexico  #school  #middleschool  #sun  #sungod  #crazyday 
📝Caption this challenge!! Submit your best caption. #snapchatfilters #socialstudiesteacher
Do you need to teach research to upper elementary or middle school students? Are you looking for ideas on how to help your students successfully complete a research project? I love teaching research and writing, so I have written a blog series with my best tips for teaching research skills. Check out this week’s post to read about common pitfalls for students.

#researchproject #teachertips #teacherblog

http://bit.ly/ResearchMiddleGrades
Do you need to teach research to upper elementary or middle school students? Are you looking for ideas on how to help your students successfully complete a research project? I love teaching research and writing, so I have written a blog series with my best tips for teaching research skills. Check out this week’s post to read about common pitfalls for students. #researchproject  #teachertips  #teacherblog  http://bit.ly/ResearchMiddleGrades
Loved this & love adding it to my growing classroom library.
Loved this & love adding it to my growing classroom library.
I know NOTHING about good old Fortnite! Buuuttt, through mimicking what I assumed were just random dance moves, I have become a super cool teacher to two of my classes in the past few weeks. In both cases, I thought only a couple kids were watching when I performed my version of their moves and then was shocked when the class erupted in hoops and hollers! Ohhh yaaahh! 😂😂 Today, I upped my game even more with a one on one tutorial during my #stem class. #teacherslovefortnite #teachersarcasm #lifeofamiddleschoolteacher #coolteacher #teacherlife #lifeofateacher #canadianteacher #canadianteachers #teachersfollowteachers #havingfuninclass #theymakemelaugh #stemteacher #socialstudiesteacher #becomingcool #teachersofinstagram #middleschoolela #middleschoolteacher #teachertribe #canadianteachertribe #teachersofig #2ndaryela #iteachtoo #iteach7th #7thgrade #7thgradeteacher @teachgg
I know NOTHING about good old Fortnite! Buuuttt, through mimicking what I assumed were just random dance moves, I have become a super cool teacher to two of my classes in the past few weeks. In both cases, I thought only a couple kids were watching when I performed my version of their moves and then was shocked when the class erupted in hoops and hollers! Ohhh yaaahh! 😂😂 Today, I upped my game even more with a one on one tutorial during my #stem  class. #teacherslovefortnite  #teachersarcasm  #lifeofamiddleschoolteacher  #coolteacher  #teacherlife  #lifeofateacher  #canadianteacher  #canadianteachers  #teachersfollowteachers  #havingfuninclass  #theymakemelaugh  #stemteacher  #socialstudiesteacher  #becomingcool  #teachersofinstagram  #middleschoolela  #middleschoolteacher  #teachertribe  #canadianteachertribe  #teachersofig  #2ndaryela  #iteachtoo  #iteach7th  #7thgrade  #7thgradeteacher  @teachgg
To teach about the Federalist and AntiFederalist I made the Federalist Wall Of Fame in class today. As a way to preview reading the Federalist No. 1 students got to see pictures of Alexander Hamilton and Federal Hall where the nations first seat of government was located. #changetheclassroom #teachersofinstagram #socialstudiesteacher
To teach about the Federalist and AntiFederalist I made the Federalist Wall Of Fame in class today. As a way to preview reading the Federalist No. 1 students got to see pictures of Alexander Hamilton and Federal Hall where the nations first seat of government was located. #changetheclassroom  #teachersofinstagram  #socialstudiesteacher