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09 Preparing for a Substitute

Not So Wimpy Teacher Podcast

Release Date: 04/15/2019

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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Reviewing Classroom Procedures After Winter Break show art Reviewing Classroom Procedures After Winter Break

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Dear Tired Teacher show art Dear Tired Teacher

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December is a tough month in the classroom.

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Differentiating Vocabulary Instruction show art Differentiating Vocabulary Instruction

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In this episode, I quickly review this routine, but if you want to read more details, click HERE.

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When You Have Students Who Don’t Celebrate the Holidays show art When You Have Students Who Don’t Celebrate the Holidays

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Do you have students in your classroom family that do not celebrate the holidays?

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Improve Teacher and Staff Moral at Your School show art Improve Teacher and Staff Moral at Your School

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What is teacher and staff morale like at your school? Is there a lot of positivity and teachers are happy to come to school? Or, is there a lot of negativity and frustration. Do teachers feel supported or do they feel like no one appreciates them?

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Unique Thanksgiving Activities for the Classroom show art Unique Thanksgiving Activities for the Classroom

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Sometimes making these plans can seem redundant or less than lively, because it’s the same thing year after year. We talk about the Thanksgiving story, the Mayflower, and the feast. We have students write about what they are thankful for and make turkeys by painting their hands. It’s the same year after year.

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Why I Took Grammar Out of Writing Workshop show art Why I Took Grammar Out of Writing Workshop

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Do you teach grammar during your writing workshop time? If I were to ask you what you are teaching in writing this week, would it be a list of grammar skills such as capitalization, punctuation, and parts of speech?

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