Teaching is Truly Amazing! Here's Why...

 Teaching is truly AMAZING! Here’s Why…

I can remember the first time that I walked into a classroom as a student. I was in awe of my teacher and the way that she made learning...

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3 Items You Don't Need to be a Successful Teacher

A teacher's success in the classroom does not come from the number of material items they have. In fact, having too many things can actually lead to stress and feelings of imposter syndrome. A...

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From Clueless to Confident: What I Wish I'd Known My First Year of Teaching

When I reflect on my first year of teaching, there are a few things I wish I knew. I was fresh out of college and full of energy and ideas. I had high hopes for my students and myself. However, I...

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Elementary Teachers, 5 Tips on How to Manage Back-to-School Overwhelm

In today's society, it is easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of everyday life. With work, family, and social obligations, it can be difficult to find time to relax and recharge. For...

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Why Has Teaching Become So Hard?

Why Has Teaching Become So Hard?

Remember when you were a little girl and you would play school? Remember how your heart ached for the day you would have your own classroom? You would go into your...

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Are You Feeling the Back-to-School Overwhelm?

Dear Lesson Plan Toolbox,

I am a first-year teacher and I will be teaching second grade. I am feeling very overwhelmed right now because there’s so much I need to do before my students...

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The BEST Money Saving Tips for Your Classroom

Are you like so many teachers (myself included) where as soon as all the back-to-school items are on store shelves you’re stocking up on all the good deals “just in case” you need...

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Teachers, Guns, Schools...This is Education?

As I am typing this blog post this week, I going to do a bit of a pivot from the classroom management idea I had scheduled. Why? Well, because this week in Ohio the governor just made it easier for...

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Summer Routines?

It’s here! It’s finally here! Summer vacation has officially arrived and we couldn’t be happier. I saw a meme the other day that said something along the lines of “Summer...

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Time to Reflect on the 2021-2022 School Year

Here we are winding down what many educators are saying was “the craziest school year yet!” And as much as we wish we could put this school year behind us and focus on a fresh start in...

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