Can we get a hand clap for those that have officially made it through testing season!? How exciting to know that it's all downhill from here...or is it? While you still have to teach, there are a few ways to make the end of the school year a little less stressful for you. Here's a few ways to ride it out: 1. Teamwork Makes the Dream Work: Hopefully, you've been able to successfully collaborate with your coworkers this year. If so, now is the time to sit down with them and dis
Reason I: Dope Educators This year, we have chosen 6 new educators to share their knowledge on topics that will inspire, inform, and impact your life as an educator. Swipe through the pictures below to learn more about each presenter and find out why they are #TEACHERMAGIC <--- swipe left Reason II: You Are Supporting Teachers Thanks to you, we are able to pay our presenters for their time and wisdom. This allows us to secure quality educators to present real and relevant co
or sexist, or misogynistic, or xenophobic, or homophobic, or any other term that describes oppression or hate for people that aren't exactly like you, while teaching children. We are also not going to celebrate historic figures (past or present) that exhibit these beliefs. We are going to request, and demand if we have to, trainings that eradicate this type of toxic culture that has never allowed America to actually be great. And lastly, when we see this disgraceful behavior
I became really interested in @teacherselfcareconference via Instagram because of their focus on self-care for educators. At times, there is so much healing that needs to occur in our school systems, that it can become mentally and physically taxing on an educator. Especially, if they have deep feelings for the well-being of their students. Self-care can be a lot of work, but it is also really fun and effective when you are doing it with other people that are able to relate a
Previously, I shared a few quick and easy breakfast options, and I hope you gave at least one of them a try. I wanted to come back to do the lunch edition because I have for sure noticed that when you actually make time to eat breakfast, your metabolism kicks in and by lunch time you are so hungry it becomes difficult to focus on your work. We normally make sure the students have a snack time and they definitely receive a lunch, but are you making sure to get that extra energ
As you may know, part of our mission here at Teacher Magic is to build a strong network of educators. There's really no one that could possibly understand what it is like to be an educator than another educator, and that's why we believe having a #teachertribe is so important. When I came across the Teach Create Motivate "You've Been Mugged" Staff Sunshine post on Pinterest, I instantly knew this was something I wanted to incorporate amongst my growing community of educators.
You know what happens to busy people that always put others before themselves...? They forget to eat!!! Unfortunately...not eating can lead too: *Extreme Weight Loss *Dizziness *Headaches *Fainting *Anxiety *Depression *Osteoporosis *High Blood Pressure *Lowered Immune System *Confusion *Heart Dysrhythmias *Muscle Spasms None of the symptoms or conditions listed above are desirable. Waking up early, educating students, meeting deadlines, and enjoying your life would be much e
Not too long ago, I posted this image on our Instagram Page and asked for people to finish the sentence: "When my classroom is clean, I feel..." Majority of the responses to this post included feelings of being a better teacher, organized, settled, prepared, and calm. However, I know as the year goes on, it can become difficult to keep the classroom looking like DAY ONE. While i'm definitely not a fan of classrooms that look untouched all day long, I do believe that in betw