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Christmas Crafts for Students

You have some extra time after the students finish their work? Here are some classic Christmas crafts that require very little supplies. Paper Snowflakes - cut copy paper into squares. Fold the...

Pandemic Gaps in Learning

As I continue to teach in person after the pandemic, I realize more and more the unexpected gaps in student learning due to interruptions in school during COVID. As teachers, it is prudent to always...

The Students Cheered for the Substitute Teacher

The students cheered as I (the Substitute Teacher) told them I would be teaching them for the day. I had taught them before when their teacher was sick and we had fun. They loved their classroom...

Why I Support Education Workers

Elementary Educational Assistant is the occupation with the highest events of violence resulting in lost time injuries, according to the WSIB in June, 2019. They deserve to make enough money to be...

Hallowe’en Activities for Substitute Teachers

You have taken a job on Hallowe'en? Here are some activities you can do with children that don't take a lot of planning, in case there are no plans left. Be sure to provide alternative activities...

When a Student Calls you a Sh**ty Teacher.

The other day, a student said, "This is a sh**ty class and has a sh**ty teacher!" That was after I wouldn't let him start a fist fight in class and let him know I would have to speak with his mother...

Students Who Wander the Hallways

What do you do with students who have difficulty staying in the classroom? It is not possible to keep some students in the classroom with stern warnings. Also, that requires my stern face, which...

The New Learner

Students have changed. We cannot teach the same lessons we did before the pandemic and expect to have the same outcomes. Here are 5 ways in which learners have changed and how to teach them....