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Not So Wimpy Teacher Podcast

Release Date: 12/09/2019

Make Your Reading Lessons More Engaging show art Make Your Reading Lessons More Engaging

Not So Wimpy Teacher Podcast

Are your students truly engaged in your whole group reading lessons? Are they excited to read and talk about text together? If not, no worries! I’ve got you covered with three of my favorite ways to make your reading lessons more engaging. Read Alouds PowerPoint Lessons Reading Interactive Notebooks

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Test prep is 100x more fun when you incorporate games into your review! In this episode, I am going to share several fun games that you can use to review math, language or reading skills before testing. All of these games are simple to prep and plan! Connect Four Jenga Stinky Feet Cups Candyland

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Math Test Prep Activities show art Math Test Prep Activities

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Testing is no fun, but test prep can be loads of fun! In this episode I share math test prep activities that are easy to prep and will have your students begging for more review time. Trashketball Stinky Feet Kahoot

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Reading Test Prep Activities show art Reading Test Prep Activities

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Making test prep fun and meaningful can be a challenge. But you have me, and I take care of you! I have collected some reading test prep activities that your students will enjoy! I dare say that you might even have some fun! In this episode, I share five different activities that you can. use for reviewing reading skills and standards before testing. Reading Gallery Walk Prosecution and Defense Work Hard. Play Hard.

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Celebrating Black History Month show art Celebrating Black History Month

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February is Black History Month. Will you be celebrating black history in your classroom? I am a white teacher and I taught at a predominately white school. I am being very vulnerable here when I tell you that I felt uncomfortable teaching black history. I was scared that I would say the wrong thing, choose the wrong book, or offend someone. I wanted to be culturally sensitive, but I wasn’t always sure how to go about it. Have you ever felt that way too? I hear ya. On this episode, I had the opportunity to sit down and chat very Vera Ahiyya- also known as the Tutu Teacher. Vera is a...

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Presidents Day Activities for the Classroom show art Presidents Day Activities for the Classroom

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Presidents Day is coming up! Are you bored with doing the same ol’ activities every year? Are you looking for some unique ideas that will engage your students? In this episode, I am sharing three activities that are fun and academic.     Enjoy!

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Valentine’s Day Activities for the Classroom show art Valentine’s Day Activities for the Classroom

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What kinds of Valentine’s Day activities will you be doing in the classroom this year? I am always looking for new and creative ideas that will interest my students.

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3 Ways to Save Time Lesson Planning show art 3 Ways to Save Time Lesson Planning

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How much time do you spend lesson planning every week? What if you could cut that time in half?

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Super Bowl Classroom Party show art Super Bowl Classroom Party

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I tricked my students into half of a day of review worksheets! They had so much fun, that they didn’t realize how much work they doing.

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Teaching Grammar in 10 Minutes Per Day show art Teaching Grammar in 10 Minutes Per Day

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December is a tough month in the classroom.

I know that you are busy squeezing in those standards, tests, and conferences. But you are also doing spirit weeks, making gifts for parents, shopping for gifts for students and even making crafts with glitter.

It’s nuts!

It’s no wonder you are tired and feeling inadequate.

Today’s episode is super short and super important.

You need to hear this one, my teacher friend!

Happy holiday!