#070: The Power of Learning Through Play with Vanessa Levin

To an outsider, it looks like children playing with Play-Doh. Little do they know, important learning is taking place. And that learning meets multiple district mandates so teachers aren't trying to add one more thing to their already packed day. 

Do you use play in your classroom as a way for students to learn?

I'd like to you meet Vanessa Levin. As a pre-K educator and accidental teacher-preneur, Vanessa knows the importance of taking small steps to reach a larger goal. Whether she is turning resources she used in her classroom into "sellable printables" or intentionally crafting hands-on lessons, Vanessa understands the importance of constructing activities that are developmentally appropriate for your young learners.  Vanessa is passionate about education and pre-K. So listen in to find out more about how to get started engaging your learners in play without a paper and pencil.

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#026: Takeaways and Tips for Teaching Online Sustainably in the Elementary Grades

k-5 teaching Oct 08, 2020


Are you teaching online, in person or both this year? I'm doing both, but teaching online is a whole different animal than teaching in a physical classroom.

I don't care what anyone else says, teaching online effectively is HARD. Just like teaching in a physical classroom, there isn't a one size fits all solution for effectively teaching online. Sometimes we just want a formula, and then it would be so much easier! Right?! Well... maybe.

However, I've found there are some things you can do that will make things a bit easier. In this episode, I have a few ideas for you from my own struggles. While I have tons more ideas and tips, I didn't want to add to the overwhelm. So today... I'll just get you started.

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In this episode, find out:
  • How to help families reduce the overwhelm and stay organized so more students get their work done on time.
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