Daily Archives: August 17, 2020

August 2020 Teacher Talk

Posted by Deann Marin of Socrates Lantern

It’s August Teacher Talk Time…..Hopefully you have a wonderful year whether you are physically in your classroom, using a hybrid model, or distance learning.  We have so many great tips and ideas for you from awesome educators. Be sure to take a look at what everyone has to say.

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Qigong For Stress Relief and Well Being

By Deann Marin of Socrates Lantern 

 It’s the beginning of a new school year and boy have things changed. Some of you will be doing hybrid teaching, others will be in the classroom. If we’re to survive in this new world of ours, we need to deal with stress, discomfort, anxiety, tension, depression, fear about getting ill, anger, as well as physical and emotional pain.


 Getting the Most of Out of Distance Learning

By Kathie Yonemura of Tried and True Teaching Tools

This begins my 34th year of teaching. I did not yet own a personal computer in 1987, let alone have a computer in the classroom! Times have changed, yet effective teaching practices have not.


 Bitmoji Virtual Classrooms

By Retta London of Rainbow City Learning 

Some thoughts on the bitmoji virtual classroom explosion. Will it work for you? 


  A Retired Teacher’s COVID-19 Journey

 By Renee Heiss of All American Teacher Tools

Read how I transformed from a purple ditto creating first year teacher to a retired teacher learning to create Bitmojis. It has been an interesting journey!


A Silver Lining

By Gini Musmanno of Reading Spotlight

 Is there a silver lining for teachers, parents, and students in the midst of all our significant pandemic afflictions? Perhaps, a few…


Five Assumptions about Distance Learning-Why it’s Not Working for Every Child!

By Vicki Rauch of Scipi

My husband and I have taught together for over 80 years. We continue to do so because we love what we do; however, we are very disturbed by the terms Virtual Learning or Distance Learning or On-Line Learning. Now don’t get the idea that because we are “old”, we don’t or can’t use technology. Technology is part of our lives, especially in our teaching, but when we hear Distance Learning, many people make assumptions that simply aren’t true.


 Tips for Sequencing When Reading and Writing

By Charlene Tess of Charlene Tess

Tips to help students with narrative writing. 


3-Tips for Distance Learning Classroom First Week Success

By Marcy Howe of It’s a Teacher Thing 

 Learn 3-essential tips for a successful return to your distance learning classroom. Help start your year with community building games and important tips to set a positive tone for the school year.


 CGI Mathematics A Research based Approach 

        By Lisa Robles of LisaTeachR’s Classroom

                        Let’s learn about CGI Mathematics A Research based Approach                


 Tips for Remote Teaching

By Michelle Webb of Teaching Ideas for Those Who Love Teaching 

7 tips to make remote teaching successful.


 TEACHER TALK IS BACK for the 2020-21 school year! Look for new posts from some of the best bloggers around on the third Sunday of every month! August posts are below!

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Creative Writing Bundle

Bundle Description

This Creative Writing bundle has been created to teach students the basic elements of writing. It begins with a PowerPoint to introduce how students should approach creative writing and includes activities to help students create believable and interesting characters, how to build suspense, and basics of the elements of fiction and plot.

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Free Thesis Writing Activity

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FREE MATH LESSON – “Wow! I Lost a Tooth Today!”

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Kindergarten – 3rd Grade

Make losing a baby tooth even more exciting with this fun and free kit. It has been designed to be quick and easy.


This kit includes:

Suggestions for use

I Lost a Tooth Graph Poster

Tooth-O-Gram envelope covers for both large and small envelopes

12 months of tooth themed cards to use with the tooth graph

Individual ‘I Lost a Tooth” cards for tooth graph

Color in the tooth you lost sheet


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Are you preparing your classroom for next year? Check out these resources that will make it a snap!

Classroom Decor Everything Dragon Combo Pack

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About this Teacher Author

Jan Bernard

National Board Certified Teacher (2001-2011), Masters in Curriculum, Gifted Certified, Cobb County Elementary Teacher of the Year, Addison Elementary Teacher of the Year, Bullard Elementary Teacher of the Year, Atlanta Journal and Constitution Honor Teacher finalist ($5000 award), District 3 Georgia Science Teacher of the Year, Author of seven books published by The Child’s World Press, Wrote online k-12 social studies and language arts curriculum for Coca Cola, curriculum writer for CNN, curriculum writer for American Legacy Publishers 2009-2014, 25 years teaching experience in grades 1st-4th.


Wow! I Lost a Tooth Today! by Jan Bernard is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License


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