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July 8, 2019
Favorite Teacher Planner
I am a planner addict and a bit of a planner snob. I admit it! In this episode, I share the pros and cons of four different teacher planners that I have used and which one is my absolute favorite! 1. Happy Planner 2. Planners from Teachers Pay Teachers 3. Erin Condren: https://www.erincondren.com 4. Plum Paper: https://www.plumpaper.com
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10 min
July 1, 2019
5 of my Favorite Teacher Professional Development Books
Summer is the perfect time to enjoy a good book! And, call me crazy, but I love reading teacher professional development books. They help me to feel excited and refreshed. The Essential 55 By Ron Clark https://amzn.to/2Xd30Lb The Wild Card by Hope and Wade King https://amzn.to/2FKtOfP Learn Like a Pirate by Paul Solarz https://amzn.to/2Xd6dud The Book Whisperer by Donalyn Miller https://amzn.to/2J3aRXS Word Nerds by Brenda Overturf https://amzn.to/2XiTuGt
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27 min
June 17, 2019
What is Not So Wimpy Writing Masterclass
Have you heard about the Not So Wimpy Writing Masterclass? In this podcast, I am giving you all of the important info about the course including the modules, price and bonuses. But act fast because Not So Wimpy Writing Masterclass is only available for a limited time! Enjoy! Get Registered: https://notsowimpyteacher.mykajabi.com/writingcourse
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12 min
June 10, 2019
How to Teach Writing Without Hating It
Does teaching writing feel overwhelming? Do you feel like you don't know how to teach writing or even how to fit it into your day? Do you flat out hate teaching writing? You aren't alone! Teaching writing is super challenging and can leave you feeling stressed. But, it doesn't have to be that way! I am going to break through five of the myths that make teachers think that they hate teaching writing. Masterclass: www.notsowimpywriting.com
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47 min
June 3, 2019
3 Things You Can Do Now to Improve Your Writing Instruction Next Year
Are you reflecting on what went well this year and where you want to grow as an educator? So many teachers are wanting to be more effective writing teachers next year. It's such a tough subject to teach, but we are committed to improving! I have three simple steps that you can take NOW (while relaxing by the pool or vegging in your pajamas) that will help you to make positive changes in your writing instruction next year. Free Training: www.notsowimpytraining.com
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21 min
May 27, 2019
Teaching Writing in Units of Study
Teaching writing in units is so valuable for our students! Instead of jumping between different genres or writing all year, consider dedicating a longer unit to each type of writing. In this episode, I will share some thoughts about units of study, the units you should teach and the order that I liked to teach my units. Resources Mentioned Free What to Teach Writing Guide bit.ly/NotSoWimpyGuide Writing Units for Grades 2-5 bit.ly/NotSoWimpyWrite
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24 min
May 20, 2019
Why You NEED a Writing Workshop
How do you currently teach writing? Do you give prompts and projects? Do you have a center? Do you just do a little writing in social studies? If that's the case, I want you to hear all of the reasons that you really NEED to add a writing workshop to your routine. (Spoiler Alert: Your students will be far better writers!) Not So Wimpy Writing Masterclass is coming on June 10th! Would you like to be notified when it is available? Use the link below: bit.ly/NotSoWimpyMC
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27 min
May 13, 2019
Simple Tips for Grading Student Writing
Grading student writing samples can be so time consuming! It was always my least favorite thing to grade. I am sharing four strategies that made grading writing a little more manageable. Plus, I am giving you a FREE copy of my writing rubrics. FREE Writing Rubrics: https://app.convertkit.com/landing_pages/457803?v=7
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15 min
May 10, 2019
Why in the world do you need math centers?
Math centers have always been my jam. I can't think of a better way to teach and practice math skills in a diverse classroom. No matter what curriculum you use, math centers and small guided groups will make differentiation so much easier! In this episode, I share five of my favorite reasons for having math center time in your classroom. Math Center Video Series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLQFF0pyvywj7B-zUQzKv86ITBfCHTLwyW
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15 min
May 9, 2019
Simple Ways to Review Grammar Skills
Do your students need to review all of those language and grammar skills? Are you looking for free, low-prep and engaging ways to give them that review? I have several fun ideas for you! Grammar Units: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Weekly-Grammar-and-Language-Activities-Year-Long-BUNDLE-3639360 Price of Admission: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-1bTt76B52oY25VRDZEaWlHRkk/view Free Posters: https://www.notsowimpyteacher.com/2018/06/free-grammar-posters.html
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14 min
May 8, 2019
6 Things I Screwed Up When Teaching Writing
I was the worst writing teacher. It's embarrassing, but I am all about being real. In this episode, I am sharing six of the big mistakes I made in my early years of teaching writing and the changes that I eventually made. If you are struggling with teaching writing, you are NOT alone! There is light at the end of the tunnel. Free Guide: bit.ly/2JdnYaV Facebook Groups: https://www.facebook.com/pg/NotSoWimpyTeacher/groups
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33 min
May 7, 2019
3 Tips for Getting the Most Out of a TpT Sale
Happy teacher appreciation day! We are celebrating with a huge sale. On the podcast, I am sharing three tips for getting the most for your dollar during a TPT sale. Enjoy! Promo code: GIFT4YOU Store: bit.ly/NotSoWimpyTeacher
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6 min
May 3, 2019
End of Year Tips from 18 Teachers
Check out these tips for behavior management and activities for the end of the year from 18 different experienced teachers!
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21 min
May 2, 2019
5 Things You Need to Do Before Summer Break
I know that it is the end of the school year and you are super tired. However, if you do these five things now, you are going to be able to enjoy your summer break more!
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13 min
May 1, 2019
13 End of Year Student Gift Ideas
Teachers in my Facebook groups are starting to ask for end of year student gift ideas. I want you to know that giving a gift to your students is NOT mandatory. Choosing not to give a gift does not mean that you don't love your students! But, if you do want to give a gift, make it meaningful. I have five simple and inexpensive gift ideas for you! Student Awards: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/End-of-Year-Awards-EDITABLE-80-Color-and-BW-1147705
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21 min
April 30, 2019
12 End of Year Classroom Theme Days
The end of the school year can be so busy and stressful. We have so many things on our to do list, but the most important thing should be having fun with our students and making memories that they will cherish! Theme days are the perfect way to have fun and still squeeze in some academic lessons. I have twelve different theme day ideas and suggestions for activities! More information: https://www.notsowimpyteacher.com/2017/04/end-of-year-class-theme-days.html
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27 min
April 29, 2019
11 Keeping Students Engaged at the End of the Year
It's the end of the school year! The end of the year can be super fun, but it can also be incredibly challenging! How will you keep your students engaged at the end of the year? I have ten tips and activities to share with you that are sure to keep the kiddos learning and having a blast. The great news is that none of these activities will require much teacher prep.
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22 min
April 22, 2019
10 Helping Your Dyslexic Students
Did you know that 1 out of every 5 students has dyslexia? Dyslexic students struggle with basic reading skills, writing, spelling and language. How can you identify a dyslexic student? In this episode, I had the I had the pleasure of interviewing Kelly Hoover. Kelly spent 20 years in the classroom (grades 1, 2 and 3) and now she is a reading therapist. Kelly is passionate about helping dyslexic students and has all kinds of practical advice for any teacher! https://www.ascendlearningcenter.com/
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38 min
April 15, 2019
09 Preparing for a Substitute
Preparing for a substitute teacher can be more work than just going to school sick. I have four tips that made my sub prep so much easier and improved my class behavior for the sub.
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21 min
April 8, 2019
08 Why I Ditched the Writing Prompts
I stopped using writing prompts and projects in my classroom. When I stopped telling my students WHAT to write about, amazing things happened in the classroom. Listen for the three reasons I ditched the prompts and answers to common questions including how to prep students for standardized writing tests.
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19 min
April 1, 2019
07 Word Problem Solving (FREE POSTERS)
Word problems! Yuck! They can be such a struggle. I'm excited to share my four step word problem solving process with you. Also, be sure to grab the FREE posters to go along with it at www.notsowimpyteacherpodcast.com
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18 min
March 25, 2019
06 Seven Ways to Save Money on Teachers Pay Teachers
I love that Teachers Pay Teachers has thousands of resources that save me some valuable time and keep my students engaged and learning. But we aren't raking in the cash, folks. Let me give you some ideas that can save you money on TpT!
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12 min
March 18, 2019
05 What to Teach During Writing (FREE GUIDE!)
Do you struggle with what to teach during writing workshop? Do you read student writing and not know how to help them? I've got the perfect FREE resource for you! Grab the guide: https://app.convertkit.com/landing_pages/454538?v=7
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5 min
March 11, 2019
04 How do you find time to teach writing?
Do you wish that you had more time to teach writing? I have some ideas! I hope I can help you to make time for a successful writing workshop.
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23 min
March 5, 2019
003 Differentiating Grammar
Do you have any students who struggle with grammar? I have some tips for you! My grammar units: Bit.ly/NotSoWimpyGrammar
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11 min
March 5, 2019
002 How to Teach Students to Write About Math
Writing about math helps to deepen your students' math understanding. It also helps them to just get better at word problems in general. But how do you teach students to write more than a word or two? I have a five step process for you! https://www.notsowimpyteacher.com/p/not-so-wimpy-teacher-podcast.html
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23 min
February 26, 2019
001 Why bother with test prep?
Is test prep necessary? Do great teachers still need to do test prep with their students? The answer is simple: YES! Let me share some of my thoughts about standardized testing, three reasons why test prep is valuable and a fun test prep activity.
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13 min
February 26, 2019
000 Welcome
Welcome to the Not So Wimpy Teacher Podcast.
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4 min
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