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How to Easily Adapt Your Resources for Distance Learning

During the COVID-19 pandemic, more and more schools are turning to distance learning while schools are shut down to prevent the spread of the virus. Wondering how to use the resources you already have? Here are my suggestions for how to easily adapt your resources for distance learning.


Celebrating The Joys of Teaching on International Day of Happiness

During these uncertain times, it can be easy to slip into negative thoughts, but for this International Day of Happiness I've rounded up from teachers some of the reasons we love teaching! Here are some motivating reminders to get you through the dark days.


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How to Actually Free Your Calendar for Spring Break

Spring Break is a gift. It's time to break free from work and recharge, so we have the energy for the final leg of the school year. Unfortunately, too many teachers spend their break working instead of doing things for themselves.

I'm as guilty of this as anyone, but this Christmas, I completely broke away from my job, and I want to share with you exactly how it can be done.

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16 Simple Ways to Save When Money Is Tight

Everyone goes through tight spots now and then. Unexpected illnesses, loss of an income in a two-income family, or job action and uncertainty like we're experiencing right now in Ontario put an enormous added strain on the wallet. But not to fear... you can still have a good life until things get back to normal and you're feeling comfortable again. Here are 16 simple ways to save when money is tight.

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How to Celebrate Valentine's Day in the Classroom With Tweens

If you're a teacher in Grades 5 or higher, you know that Valentine's Day looks a little different than in a primary classroom. That doesn't mean that there aren't tons of fun activities you can do with your older students!

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5 Simple Reasons Your Guided Math Groups Are No Good

A lot of teachers hear about Guided Math and jump in with both feet before really understanding how it works. Guided Math is a fantastic teaching structure, but if you aren't fully prepared, your program will crash and burn. Here are five simple reasons your guided math groups are no good.

5 Simple Reasons Your Guided Math Groups Are No Good