GUEST POST ON TEACHING VILLAGE: CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT

I am currently the featured guest blogger on the Teaching Village website! The post,¬†Classroom Management with EFL Students, explains four classroom management techniques I am currently using in South Korea. It’s written with EFL teachers in mind, but¬†these techniques can be applied in any classroom setting. I used all of these strategies last year with […]

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WHOLE BRAIN TEACHING

Several years ago when I was a fledgling student teacher, I found a Youtube video called Whole Brain Teaching: Kindergarten. I remember watching with my jaw dropped as a classroom full of wiggly little 5-year-olds engaged with the teacher, with each other, and followed directions perfectly. “What magic is this?!” I wondered. After some searching […]

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NEW TEACHER TRAINING IN KING SALMON

After my crazy day shopping and shipping in Anchorage, all of the new teachers of the Lake and Peninsula School District flew to King Salmon, Alaska for a new staff training. On the morning of Thursday, August 8th, we all headed to the Anchorage airport and boarded a “little big plane.” Mind you, this was […]

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THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL

It’s what every teacher carefully plans for, slaves over, dreams about, has nightmares about, and sweats about: The first day of school. Cue horror film violin sound effects! No, but really, the first day of school is a huge project that takes many, many hours of classroom preparation, student file reading, and activity planning. Oh, […]

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