Coping with Resource Overload

I don’t know about you, but I have really been feeling the pressure to reach out and get all of the resources I can to make distance learning meaningful and engaging for my students. My efforts have not been in vain. I am subscribed to several groups, organizations and mailing lists that have generously sharedContinue reading “Coping with Resource Overload”

How to Get Motivated… and THEN be Productive

Have you ever laid in bed thinking of all the things you need to do but find yourself getting piled under all of the “I should” and “I have to” thoughts? Or have you been on the other side where you have tons of energy but can’t focus or get inspired? In this article, I’mContinue reading “How to Get Motivated… and THEN be Productive”

Top 10 YouTube Videos for Christmas Sing-and-Move-Alongs

During the week leading up to winter vacation, I like to host a Sing/Move Along session for students to celebrate the holidays. I allow song selections to be student-led so I can ensure that the culture of each child is represented in a safe and healthy manner. I usually announce the activity the week beforeContinue reading “Top 10 YouTube Videos for Christmas Sing-and-Move-Alongs”

The 10 best songs for Boosting Confidence

Everyone needs a little boost of confidence every now and then. When I have mornings where I don’t feel like leaving my bed, I grab my headphones and play one of these songs. After a few minutes of breathing in these powerful lyrics, I hop right up and get on my way.   Many times, our lackContinue reading “The 10 best songs for Boosting Confidence”

A Metaphorical Breakdown of Canvas

We tend to fear things we do not understand. In this post, we will face the big Canvas “Monster” and begin our process of understanding how it really works at a practical level. My hope is that as we confront this challenge together, we will see that it is not as scary as it seems.Continue reading “A Metaphorical Breakdown of Canvas”

The 6 Items You Need to Create Student Equity in your Canvas Course

A User-friendly Canvas Course gives every student equal access to content by providing checkpoints throughout the lesson. Is your Canvas Course providing equity?   In my last post, we talked about our canvas home page being like our classroom. So many teachers design their classrooms with the intention of making students feel safe, welcome and supported.Continue reading “The 6 Items You Need to Create Student Equity in your Canvas Course”