I've been on summer vacation for a week now.
Like most teachers, I've been doing some catching up on cleaning. Unlike most teachers, I haven't been cleaning my house.
(It's rather dreadful right now, but I just don't have the energy yet!) Instead, I've been cleaning up my blog!
I realized I've been blogging for 5 years now! As with any cleaning project, I've found a lot of things I need to throw out.
(Those first few blog posts aren't very informative.)
Just like anything, the more you do it, the better you get!
I've tossed out a few posts, and I've updated a few posts.
But, just like any cleaning project, I've found a few gems!
Back when I first started blogging, (back in 2011 and 2012) I did a lot of guest posts on other blogs.
I realized today that those posts are still out there, and they're still pretty valuable thoughts! (If I do say so myself!)
A few years ago I did this guest post on the amazing Rachel Lynette's Minds in Bloom: Keeping Your Students Engaged with "Turn and Talk".
That's something I use every day, several times a day! Be sure to click the photo for the link!
Several summers ago, I had the opportunity to do a post for Really Good Stuff's blog, The Teachers Lounge about how I set up Open House at the beginning of the school year. Here's that link: Ideas for a Successful Back to School Open House.
It was 4 years ago, but I still use these same strategies and ideas today!
Keeping the brain happy has always been important to me. Here's a post I did 4 summers ago for The Filipino Teacher: 12 Simple Strategies for Brain Fitness.
Here's another post I did about card games to practice math facts on Raki's Rad Resources: Card Games for Fast Facts.
Click any of the images for links to these posts!
Who knows what else I'll find while cleaning!