All I want to do on Friday night.
Currently catching up on my weekly misses of New Amsterdam, The Gifted, Grey’s, 9-1-1, and The Resident, while enjoying a good mint chip.
Just like we reward our students for good choices, hard work, and perseverance, we should reward ourselves as teachers for the same things because #teachertired is real.
How do you reward yourself? Am I currently missing out on anything good? Are we twinning with our binges or ice cream flavors?
Met up with Shaun over @smile_teachers this morning. Head over to his stories if you wanna watch me attempt to string a few words together about teaching, work-life balance & pole dancing before my morning coffee! ☕️ Go and connect with Shaun if you want to learn more about what smile teachers are doing to help us teachers deal with our mental health & cope with the demands of the job we love so much. Thanks for coffee & chat Shaun! #iteachtoo#aussieteachertribe#mentalhealth#realtalk#worklifebalance#teachertalk#teacherlife 😊💕☀️✏️☕️
Hello, Instagram friends! I have a lot of new followers and wanted to share a little bit about who I am!! •I am a first grade teacher in Chattanooga, Tennessee. • I have been teaching for 9 years!! •I graduated in 2009 from Lee University @leeuniversity in Cleveland, Tennessee with a bachelors degree in Elementary (K-6) Education. •Over the past 9 years I’ve taught 1st, 2nd & 3rd Grade. 1st is by far my favorite! •I teach on a team with 9 first grade teachers!! Wow, I know. We all get along so great and I’m so blessed to learn and grow from each of them. •I’m married to my sweet, sweet husband Matt •I JUST had a baby 2 weeks ago! His name is Henry and he’s perfect in every way • I love sharing what I do in my classroom, but more than that I love seeing other classrooms and just love the teacher community on Instagram. My classroom is a better place because of you all!! If you have any other questions for me comment below 👇🏼👇🏼
That happy feeling when your new checklist stamps are waiting for you when you come home from camp 🤩 😍can’t wait to use these personalised checklist stamps from @stampit_bymissm in my imaginative and persuasive writing feedback. I’m planning of having the students tick the boxes in one colour to remind them what to include and I’ll check off in another as feedback. I also highlight what they’ve missed as the ink in these stamps is so amazing that it doesn’t run or bleed onto highlights! Thank you again @stampit_bymissm for making marking and feedback so much more precise and quick ✅
It’s report card time for our children.
It’s credit report time for adults!
What grade did you get? Remember we expect our kids to be better than average.
Don’t get on your kids if you didn’t make the grade yourself!
If you are ready to improve your score send me a DM. Ask for help if you need it.
Happy Friday! This week was a tough one...not at school . I wasn’t there. I spent the whole week pretty much bed bound and it was awful. 😩 My back went out while standing up from one of the tables in my classroom and I rushed to drive home in pain. That was last Thursday. With the exception of my sweet hubby going back and forth from his job to home to take me to endless doctor apts. and acupuncture ( I’m a big believer this helped me), I pretty much looked at the ceiling for the last 9 days. It. Was. Humbling . It kills me not to be with my Fab Firsties doing what I love the most - teaching! But, I’ve grown to know that in everything there is a lesson ( or more to be learned). I’ve had to learn to “ let things go...” school responsibilities and otherwise. The world keeps turning whether you are doing your thing at 100 mph or not! I’ve had to learn patience in the WAITING ( and I’m still learning that lesson)! Sometimes I think that God knocks us in our bottoms to quiet and keep us still so that we can hear His still small voice because truth be told we are always on the go and around devices, gadgets, and noise that how are we really supposed to hear Him otherwise?! Ok, maybe He doesn’t actually “ knock us on our bottoms....” maybe we do it to ourselves, but He allows us to stay there awhile so we can have some time to think on Him. I wanted to share that my life isn’t always as “ perfect” as it may seem ( nobody’s is)! I just try really hard to have a positive attitude and live in gratitude and grace. Know that our mess can be our MESSAGE, our trials can be our TRIUMPHS, and our tests can be our TESTIMONIES! If you are struggling with anything right now, just remember to be strong in the Lord! He has great plans for you and has you close ! Don’t be discouraged! 🙏🏻😘 It was cloudy the last week for me ,but today the sun did come out ! My pain has finally lessened and I’m praising God! Also, these gorgeous flowers arrived from my sweet class family and I’m STILL 😭 over their love and thoughtfulness. I’m going to go ahead and boldly claim right now that Monday ( keep praying) better watch out because I’m coming back stronger than ever! 💪🏻 - Romans 12:12 📖
Are you looking to follow some amazing TEACHERS on Instagram??? Come be a part of the WEEKEND TEACHER FOLLOW LOOP. This is an amazing way to support each other and follow some amazing accounts 😍! Here’s how to participate.
1. Follow your host: A Teacher’s Creative Space @ateacherscreativespace and tag me in the image.
2. Click on @ateacherscreativespace bio and click on the website to grab the picture and caption.
3. Post the image and caption.
4. Click on this weeks hashtag #weekendteacherloop22
5. Follow everyone that has the Weekend Teacher Follow Loop picture and comment 💜 . (YOU MUST POST THE IMAGE TO THE HASHTAG, NOT A PERSONAL PICTURE).
6. Allow them 24 to 48 hours to follow you back.
7. Your account must be public to get the follow back. 💜 It is very important that you post the loop picture with the caption in order to get the follow back. 💜 Please participate if you have time, please don’t follow to unfollow.
💜 Please make sure your account settings are set to public. 💜 Happy Fri-yay Teachers!! Have fun!!!
I’ve seen this book recommended so many times on IG that I had to get it for myself. So far, I love it! I have some kids with challenging behaviors this year and this provides some great tips and insight. .
What book about student behavior should I pick up next?
I’m preparing for a speaking engagement tomorrow at an Entrepreneurs conference that I was booked for just last night! I never go anywhere without my books! Selling your book is a way to monetize your speaking, so even if you speak for “free”, “free” is not always free when you’re prepared! *Increase your Reach...and your Revenue* I’m sharing my story. Why aren’t you??!?
It’s been a hectic day! Changes, finalizing manuscripts, sending out book cover designs to the team and much much more. But God is sufficient! I’m looking forward to sitting down with a hot cup of tea and one of my juices as I continue day 5 of my juice cleanse. How did you spend your Friday? Comment below and let me know!
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I love being the sponsor of National Junior Honor Society because I get to be surrounded by people who lift ME up! Last night we inducted 60 new members to our chapter of NJHS and I’m beyond excited to see where this group takes us this year and all they can accomplish in our community! ☺️💛🖤 #wermv#njhs#njhsinduction
💫Congrats to this weeks winner of our “Classroom of the Week!!” @aprimarykindoflife • Please email us, address in bio, to claim your free t-shirt!! To enter, simply tag us using #wschicsclassroomcontest in your classroom pictures and mention us in the caption too...
Good luck 🍀
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