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The Teach Joyfully Podcast

Jun 30, 2022

Classroom library woes? Figuring out how to organize your classroom library is harder than we imagine it will be. There are so many decisions to be made and each one changes how our class library functions. 

Don't get bogged down in decision fatigue. In this episode, I have all my tips to break down the decision-making...

Jun 23, 2022

I know you practice scaffolding when teaching, but do you know you're doing it?

What is scaffolding instruction? Scaffolded teaching is when we use various techniques to support students in their learning and then gradually move them toward independence.

In this episode, I have nine types of scaffolds for...

Jun 16, 2022

If you’re paying attention….this is the 100th episode of The Teach Joyfully Podcast. Wow! Where does the time go?!

Today's episode is all about how to use task cards in the classroom. I love ideas, activities, and lessons that we, as teachers, can use over and over again. They aren’t one and done, but reusable....

Jun 9, 2022

Do you find yourself shouting at your class more than you'd like? Sometimes things can fall apart a bit, can't they?! As teachers, we have the best-laid plans for our classroom management strategy when we begin the school year. And then...well you know.

During your literacy block, you have a lot of different situations...

Jun 2, 2022

Shh! I have a secret reading aloud strategy. It’s true, and I’m sharing it with you in this episode.

I read 100+ book a year to my students to increase their literacy. Ok. I do a lot of other things that increase student literacy as well. But, so does every teacher. What gives my students an edge over their peers is...