Spring is here, which means birdwatching season is in full swing! Ideally you have bird feeders right outside of your classroom windows so that you can easily watch your local native birds in real time. But you can also check out the live cam in Gettysburg, PA!Continue reading “Website Wednesday: Gettysburg Live Bird Feeder Cam”
When I was in the classroom, I thought I was working toward being more inclusive. And while I gave a good effort at the time, I now realize there is so much more that I could have done and that all of us should be doing in our classrooms and communities.
ABAR means Anti-Bias Anti-Racism. Educators who are truly working on this are working on themselves as people as well as what is being reflected and taught in the classrooms. And as one panelist said in a recent webinar I attended, if you’re in education and you’re not working toward this, then you need to get out.
It’s not an easy road to travel. It can be taxing and will leave you unsettled. But that’s kind of the point. But if you can dedicate the time and effort into doing the work, you will be a better educator and your students will benefit for a lifetime.Continue reading “The Ever-Evolving List of ABAR Resources for Montessorians”
One of the most important things you need to do as an educator is to take care of yourself. And we all know how important it is to get a good night’s sleep. What works for you? I like essential oils, melatonin, and my weighted blanket. This giveaway is full of great products that will help you to get a good night’s sleep. And when you get a good night’s sleep, you’re a better version of yourself for those young ones. Best of luck entering!
Continue reading “Sleep Well Prize Pack #Giveaway Ends 6/7 @ReposeUSA @HomeJobsByMom”
I read The Hate You Give by Angie Thomas last year and recently reread it and its sequel. Considering the current social justice climate, I think it is a good one for everyone to read. But if you’re a Montessorian, I think there is an extra need to do so.Continue reading “Why you need to read ‘The Hate You Give’ as a Montessorian”
Are you studying birds right now? It’s a great time of year to do so as they emerge in the springtime. That’s why this Nat Geo Kids Birds Book Bundle giveaway is so great! You’ll get an awesome collection for the classroom or at home so that you can learn all about our feathered friends. Best of luck entering! Continue reading “Nat Geo Kids ‘FOR THE BIRDS’ Book Bundle #Giveaway Ends 5/8 @NGKidsBks @DeliciouslySavv”
A Good Kind of Trouble is a middle grade book by Lisa Moore Ramee that I have read a couple of times now. But even though it’s a book written for the younger crowd, I think it’s an important book that educators and anyone who works with kids should read, because there are a lot of life lessons for adults in this book, too. There are also a lot of things even beyond the social justice message, that teachers should think about. First, let me introduce you to the book.Continue reading “Lessons Learned from A Good Kind of Trouble by Lisa Moore Ramee”
More books for your home or classroom! You know how much I love these books from Nat Geo Kids! And here’s another great collection for you to enter to win. Keep them for yourself and your family or your classroom or give them away! Best of luck to you in entering! Continue reading “Nat Geo Kids Spring Reading Essentials #Giveaway Ends 3/31 @DeliciouslySavv @NGKidsBks”
I found another great Nat Geo Kids Books giveaway to share with you all! As you probably know if you follow me at all, these are some of my favorite books for kids. I had a ton of them on the shelf in my classroom and the kids just ate them up. Now you can add some to your home or classroom collection or share them with your favorite teacher! Good luck entering! Continue reading “Enter the @NGKidsBks Mega Prize Pack #Giveaway (Ends 3/31) @HomeJobsByMom”
Today is International Women’s Day and I have seen a lot of posts about Maria Montessori. So I decided to pen a few of my thoughts on her along my journey of being a Montessori Kid to Montessori Educator to Montessori Writer.
I first remember learning about Maria Montessori in my primary years. Primary at my school meant grades 1-3. I’m sure we learned about her at other times, too. That particular year, my third grade year, probably sticks out the most because that is the year my class put on the play “You Can Be What You Want To Be.”Continue reading “Thoughts on Maria Montessori Over My Montessori Journey”