It’s no secret that teaching has a higher turnover rate compared to other professions. I remember sitting in Methods in Language Arts 3-5 at Heritage University when my professor prepared us for the cold hard truth of teacher turnover. He warned us that more than half of teachers change professions after three years. Why… Continue reading Bloomz Teachers Bypass Burnout
Critical self-reflection is an important component to being a successful teacher. I’ve been thinking about how the first half of the school year went. Was it fulfilling? Did I anticipate it would go this way? I was recently inspired by Principal Kafele’s essay, SELF DETERMINATION: You Have Got to Want Success for Your Students BADLY! Principal Kafele… Continue reading Determined My Students Will Succeed!
March 2nd is National Read Across America Day! Students from coast-to-coast are picking up books and focusing their attention to the joy and importance of reading. Want to boost parent involvement in your classroom? Read Across America is the perfect holiday and Bloomz has the technology to help! With a convenient sign-up tool to organize… Continue reading Invite Parents for Read Across America Day
Througout the month of January, classroom teachers at my school are teaming up to put on the play Bye Bye Birdie. We are spending two full days each week practicing for the play. This is a fantastic opportunity to collaborate as a school community. Grades one through eight start each day together at 9 AM… Continue reading Reaching The Whole School Community
Data analysis can provide teachers with information about what students know and what areas we need to reteach. Educators analyze and interpret data to make informed decisions which will positively affect student outcomes. It is important to examine student data from a variety of sources to identify and confirm areas that need improvement. When teachers… Continue reading 5 Ways to Effectively Use Data to Guide Instruction on Bloomz
Students around the world are practicing mindfulness to develop and strengthen emotional health. In my class we start with a couple minutes of breathing. Students sit in silence for two minutes and notice sensations in their bodies. Students often report feeling calm after this exercise. During the month of November we focused on gratitude by imagining… Continue reading Acknowledge Mindfulness with Bloomz
Students and teachers are gearing up for winter break and excitement is running high! It is hard to believe we have completed the first four months of school and we are approaching a new year. I am thankful to my class parents for partnering with me through Bloomz to assure their child has a happy… Continue reading Holiday Self-Care for Teachers, Parents, and Students