Being a teacher, I like to organize…. my classroom. The more color coded I can be- the better. I love matching baskets. I freak out over the dollar section at Target. One year they had these awesome wood trays that I am still waiting for their majestic return. I swear places like Pinterest and Storables… Continue reading Tip: Choosing An Event Type For Your Class
1. Why did you become a teacher? Ice-cream taster didn’t pay enough? 😉 No really, I babysat from the time I was 12 on. I had a babysitting kit before babysitting kits were cool and I loved the job! When I was 18 I had my wisdom teeth pulled and two days later I started my… Continue reading Bloomz Teacher of the Week- Stacie Mandrell
As summer begins, I wanted to find an article that highlighted things teachers could do over the summer. But when I tried to find ideas- I found list after list of things that still seem unattainable. Such as- Read A Book Go on a Vacation Reconnect with Nature Reconnect with Friends Go Shopping Sleep In… Continue reading School’s Out For Summer….
1. Why did you become a teacher? I’ve always loved teaching others. Every night at dinner, when I was growing up, we took turns sharing what we had learned at school that day. It was very important for us, the give and take, and mostly the love of learning. I am a high school music teacher, and… Continue reading Bloomz Teacher of the Week- Ian Kirk
My older son is in the 4th grade. That means he has been in school for 5 years (not counting preschool). That is 45 months, 195 weeks, or 975 days. That is a lot of days in a nine year olds life. One would think that on each of those days when I have asked him… Continue reading From “Nothing” To Something- How to Use Bloomz To Increase Meaningful After School Conversations With Your Children
Let’s face it. Humans love information. It helps us make informed decisions, learn new things, get to know others as well as ourselves, and SO much more. In our current world, information goes beyond how we function in our daily lives. We crave it. In the age of cell phones, tablets and instant gratification, information… Continue reading Tip: Customize Your Notification Settings
This week I wanted to share with you one of my favorite Educators of all time – Cate Maier. When I graduated college and thought I was going to do theater and sail the world she kept telling me I was going to be a Montessori Teacher. Turned out she was right. I loved visiting… Continue reading Bloomz Teacher of the Week- Cate Maier
Checking the mail is something I dread daily. There are always bills to pay, as well as plenty of junk mail that I will never open or look at. Then there are the days (ok, maybe weeks) that I will have forgotten about the mail entirely. Life is busy. And with two kids, a dog… Continue reading Why Writing By Hand Could Change Your Life