Not So Wimpy Teacher Podcast
This is a podcast for busy teachers who want to engage their students in meaningful hands-on learning. You will receive simple, innovative and practical teaching tips and ideas for teaching math, reading and writing.
info_outline What is Not So Wimpy Writing Masterclass 06/17/2019
What is Not So Wimpy Writing Masterclass Have you heard about the Not So Wimpy Writing Masterclass? In this podcast, I am giving you all of the important info about the course including the modules, price and bonuses. But act fast because Not So Wimpy Writing Masterclass is only available for a limited time! Enjoy!
info_outline 3 Things You Can Do Now to Improve Your Writing Instruction Next Year 06/03/2019
3 Things You Can Do Now to Improve Your Writing Instruction Next Year Are you reflecting on what went well this year and where you want to grow as an educator? So many teachers are wanting to be more effective writing teachers next year. It's such a tough subject to teach, but we are committed to improving! I have three simple steps that you can take NOW (while relaxing by the pool or vegging in your pajamas) that will help you to make positive changes in your writing instruction next year.
info_outline Teaching Writing in Units of Study 05/27/2019
Teaching Writing in Units of Study Teaching writing in units is so valuable for our students! Instead of jumping between different genres or writing all year, consider dedicating a longer unit to each type of writing. In this episode, I will share some thoughts about units of study, the units you should teach and the order that I liked to teach my units.
info_outline Simple Tips for Grading Student Writing 05/13/2019
Simple Tips for Grading Student Writing Grading student writing samples can be so time consuming! It was always my least favorite thing to grade. I am sharing four strategies that made grading writing a little more manageable. Plus, I am giving you a FREE copy of my writing rubrics.
info_outline Why in the world do you need math centers? 05/10/2019
Why in the world do you need math centers? Math centers have always been my jam. I can't think of a better way to teach and practice math skills in a diverse classroom. No matter what curriculum you use, math centers and small guided groups will make differentiation so much easier! In this episode, I share five of my favorite reasons for having math center time in your classroom.
info_outline 6 Things I Screwed Up When Teaching Writing 05/08/2019
6 Things I Screwed Up When Teaching Writing I was the worst writing teacher. It's embarrassing, but I am all about being real. In this episode, I am sharing six of the big mistakes I made in my early years of teaching writing and the changes that I eventually made. If you are struggling with teaching writing, you are NOT alone! There is light at the end of the tunnel.
info_outline 13 End of Year Student Gift Ideas 05/01/2019
13 End of Year Student Gift Ideas Teachers in my Facebook groups are starting to ask for end of year student gift ideas. I want you to know that giving a gift to your students is NOT mandatory. Choosing not to give a gift does not mean that you don't love your students! But, if you do want to give a gift, make it meaningful. I have five simple and inexpensive gift ideas for you!
info_outline 12 End of Year Classroom Theme Days 04/30/2019
12 End of Year Classroom Theme Days The end of the school year can be so busy and stressful. We have so many things on our to do list, but the most important thing should be having fun with our students and making memories that they will cherish! Theme days are the perfect way to have fun and still squeeze in some academic lessons. I have twelve different theme day ideas and suggestions for activities!
info_outline 11 Keeping Students Engaged at the End of the Year 04/29/2019
11 Keeping Students Engaged at the End of the Year It's the end of the school year!
info_outline 08 Why I Ditched the Writing Prompts 04/08/2019
08 Why I Ditched the Writing Prompts I stopped using writing prompts and projects in my classroom. When I stopped telling my students WHAT to write about, amazing things happened in the classroom. Listen for the three reasons I ditched the prompts and answers to common questions including how to prep students for standardized writing tests.
info_outline 07 Word Problem Solving (FREE POSTERS) 04/01/2019
07 Word Problem Solving (FREE POSTERS) Word problems! Yuck! They can be such a struggle. I'm excited to share my four step word problem solving process with you. Also, be sure to grab the FREE posters to go along with it at www.notsowimpyteacherpodcast.com
info_outline 06 Seven Ways to Save Money on Teachers Pay Teachers 03/25/2019
06 Seven Ways to Save Money on Teachers Pay Teachers I love that Teachers Pay Teachers has thousands of resources that save me some valuable time and keep my students engaged and learning. But we aren't raking in the cash, folks. Let me give you some ideas that can save you money on TpT!
info_outline 002 How to Teach Students to Write About Math 03/05/2019
002 How to Teach Students to Write About Math Writing about math helps to deepen your students' math understanding. It also helps them to just get better at word problems in general. But how do you teach students to write more than a word or two? I have a five step process for you!
info_outline 001 Why bother with test prep? 02/26/2019
001 Why bother with test prep? Is test prep necessary? Do great teachers still need to do test prep with their students? The answer is simple: YES! Let me share some of my thoughts about standardized testing, three reasons why test prep is valuable and a fun test prep activity.