40 Meaningful Classroom Jobs that Kids LOVE (and ways to make it work)

40 Meaningful Classroom Jobs that Kids LOVE (and ways to make it work)

You probably already intuitively know this, but classroom jobs matter a lot to kids. They give each kid a sense of belonging, help develop work ethic and teamwork, and create trust between difficult kids and skeptical teachers. I think classroom jobs are most important for the kids who are terribly at-risk. These kids often NEED…

How to Help Your Child Succeed in School: 21 Teachers Share Pro Tips

How to Help Your Child Succeed in School: 21 Teachers Share Pro Tips

Most parents want their kids to be happy and healthy. Success looks different for every kid. Not all kids will rise to the top academically, and that’s okay! Generally, kids are happiest when they are growing and learning to the best of their ability. So how can you help your child succeed in school? How…

The 5 Kinds of Students that Teachers Remember Forever

The 5 Kinds of Students that Teachers Remember Forever

In every academic year, teachers all across the world encounter different kinds of students. These character types show up annually. Of course, every kid is unique and offers their own special contributions to the class. But it’s simply true that some kids are more memorable than others. What makes a great student? You probably already…

Is Your Child Falling Behind in School? Try these 6 Powerful, Actionable Steps!

Is Your Child Falling Behind in School? Try these 6 Powerful, Actionable Steps!

Are you noticing a downward trend in your child’s academic performance? Do you have a sneaking suspicion that something isn’t right with your kiddo at school? It’s normal to feel nervous when your child is falling behind in school, but these steps can make a huge difference if they are taken early enough! As a…

When Your Child Talks Too Much In Class: 8 Important Things to Remember

When Your Child Talks Too Much In Class: 8 Important Things to Remember

Many years ago, I was a child who talks too much in class. I am now “paying for my raising” as folks around here say. In other words, my daughter also talks too much in class As both an elementary school teacher and a mama to my own chatterbox, I have some thoughts to share…

22 Thoughtful 5th Grade Graduation Gifts that Make Kids Smile

22 Thoughtful 5th Grade Graduation Gifts that Make Kids Smile

Leaving behind elementary school is a big deal. If you’re like most moms, an elementary school graduation makes you feel all nostalgic. You’re remembering about all the sweet moments you spent attending award ceremonies and class parties, helping them through a year of Zoom meetings, and arguing about homework. Consider these 5th grade graduation gifts,…