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The Teach Joyfully Podcast

Mar 31, 2022

Do your students struggle with finding the main idea in nonfiction text? Do you avoid teaching this concept as long as you can? I get it! Main or central idea is hard for so many students to grasp. In fact, many students struggle with nonfiction texts in general.

In this episode, I have 5 strategies to help your...

Mar 24, 2022

Are your students confident in using text features when reading [and discussing] nonfiction texts?

If we're honest, we KNOW most students skip over the text features when reading nonfiction. Whether your students don't know what to do with them or feel like it's one more thing to do or the text features feel disjointed...

Mar 17, 2022

Technology in the classroom is a mixed blessing, right?! I definitely have a love-hate relationship with student technology use in the classroom. 

How about you...has student computer use become a problem in your classroom? Does required computer time or programs limit your time to actually TEACH? I know all about...

Mar 11, 2022

Classroom Management and training your class in your expectations and systems is never a "one-and-done" process. I know you understand that, but it's easy to forget to reset or retrain your students throughout the year. 

Even your car needs a tune-up once in a while, why don't we remember to do the same for our...

Mar 3, 2022

Let's chat about teaching students to write by hand using both printing and the much-debated cursive. In our digital world, students physically write less and less every year and it turns out, that's a huge problem for their brains. 

Here's the skinny...a recent study by the Norwegian University of Science and...