Almost every teaching idea about New Year’s Day focuses on making resolutions. I wanted to create something different for teachers, and I wanted it to be something that had a variety of ideas. Of course it had be able to done virtually and it had to look good. Oh, and it had to be free. […]
This resource library shares all of the resources I've created to share with my readers in the Gifted Guru community. Some are for teachers or homeschoolers, and some are for parents.
I hope you will find them helpful!
If you’ve got students or a child struggling to keep track of assignments or feeling overwhelmed with the amount of work they need to accomplish, a Kanban board may be the answer. A Kanban board is simple to use, motivating, and has proven its usefulness over decades. It’s odd to me that it’s not more […]
Have you see the cute Bear Hunt movement that’s sweeping the country as kiddos find themselves isolated from peers and normal social interaction? How it works is that neighbors put teddy bears in their windows, and children try to spot the bears. It’s adorable. Want to see some in action in my neighborhood? This Facebook […]
I love great quotes, and when I saw this Tweet from Shay Carl come through my Twitter feed: I knew it would make a great poster. Astute observers will notice it’s taken me awhile to create the poster. I have a list of blog post ideas three miles long. #hyperbole I love this idea he […]
Monitoring students as they work independently or in groups can be tricksty. Here are issues I’ve encountered: I can’t tell who’s done and who’s not. Students who have questions raise their hands and sigh loudly when I don’t magically appear next to their desks. (Bonus for heavy sighs followed by “Mrs. VAN!” with a shift […]
I love CONTIG, the math game that requires nothing more than the board, some dice, and a score sheet. I learned about at a conference years ago, and it’s been a fave ever since. It’s a great game because it works equally well for families and classrooms. How to Play CONTIG: After printing the board […]