I Am THAT Teacher

I Am THAT Teacher

Hi, if you are new here my name is Jennifer and I am a former Arizona teacher. But I am so much more than that...   I am THAT teacher who went into teaching because I loved working with children. I am THAT teacher who loves inspiring children to learn new things. I am...

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Inappropriate Read Aloud Books Teachers Love

Inappropriate Read Aloud Books Teachers Love

I love a good laugh, and coming across these books always makes me chuckle.  And so we have created a list of totally inappropriate real aloud books for teachers. This article is meant to be lighthearted and fun. These books are intended to make you laugh. If you...

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Crayon Sharpener Review

Crayon Sharpener Review

When I saw it, I knew I had to have it.  I knew we were meant to be!  And so, here is our honest teacher opinion; our Elmer's Crayon Sharpener review. (Legal stuff, this article is not sponsored by Elmer's in any way but it does contain affiliate links to Amazon!...

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Working Through Teacher Anxiety

Working Through Teacher Anxiety

Are you a teacher?  Do you have anxiety? (Those answers are both yes for me).  Whether you deal with anxiety on a day to day basis or are just anxious about the many stressors that comes with teaching, here are some ways for Working Through Teacher Anxiety. Allow...

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Dear First Year Teacher: An Open Letter

Dear First Year Teacher: An Open Letter

Dear First Year Teacher, You are halfway done with your first year and you’re probably feeling drained. Do you find yourself wondering what you’re doing? How you’ll keep going? How long until the next break? Don’t worry, Teach, you’re not alone! Check out this graphic...

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When Your Principal is the Bully

When I wanted to become a teacher it was because I had a passion for teaching and learning.  I had a fairly positive experience in school and I just felt a calling to teach kids.   But college did not prepare us for the politics in schools.  It did not prepare us for...

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How Teachers are Like Pineapples

How Teachers are Like Pineapples

My latest obsession is pineapples.  And it got me thinking, how are teachers like pineapples?  How can I teach like a pineapple.   I did a little thinking and thought to myself teachers are like pineapples. Every day teachers stand tall, we wear a crown on our head,...

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Kindergarten Memes

Kindergarten Memes

Kindergarten is a grade level unlike any other (and yes preschool too!)  Kindergarten memes help us to laugh at the things we encounter and remember how much we truly love our jobs.  And so here is a collection of my favorite kindergarten memes. Kindergarten Teacher:...

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Do NOT Buy These Back to School Supplies (For Real)

Do NOT Buy These Back to School Supplies (For Real)

Consider this article a public service announcement on behalf of early childhood teachers everywhere.  With the back to school season upon us, we want everyone to get the best value and the best quality for their money. We will, of course, take whatever donations we...

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How to Make and Sell Teacher Printables Online

How to Make and Sell Teacher Printables Online

So you want to How to Make and Sell Teacher Printables Online?  The question of how to do this and where to start comes up sometimes in the Simply Kinder Teacher Facebook Group and so I thought it would be fitting to help you all get started. Open up a Teachers Pay...

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So You Want to Start a Teacher Blog

So You Want to Start a Teacher Blog

So you want to start a teacher blog?  I know this feeling because I had it about 4-5 years ago when I started Simply Kinder.  I wanted a place to share my ideas and a place of my own to connect with teachers.  It's a very powerful thing and you can have one too.  And...

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76 Things Teachers Really Want at the End of the School Year

76 Things Teachers Really Want at the End of the School Year

As the end of the year is quickly approaching, I thought it would be fun to put together a list of things teachers REALLY want to happen during the last last weeks and days of school.  So here are 76 Things Teachers Really Want at the End of the School Year. 1. All of...

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Things Teachers Unknowingly Do That Harm Education

Things Teachers Unknowingly Do That Harm Education

By nature, teachers are passionate and compassionate people, but I feel like there are some Things Teachers Unknowingly Do That Harm Education. When Teachers Say "I Would Teach for Free" Well, this sounds nice, but would you really teach for free?  If you won $20...

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Look Past the Teacher Shaming

Look Past the Teacher Shaming

I want to talk about something that has been weighing on my heart over the last week that has been trending on social media. You may have seen an article by the New York Times with a secret video being taken of a teacher who is shaming a student during a whole group...

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Teachers Who Bully Other Teachers

Teachers Who Bully Other Teachers

Dear Teacher Bully, This letter has been a long time coming and I have ignored this situation long enough.  I am tired of teachers who bully other teachers.  I have been a victim and seen too many friends go through it to just sit back anymore!   In the past, your...

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Is a 40 Hour Teacher Work Week Realistic?

Is a 40 Hour Teacher Work Week Realistic?

  Is a 40 Hour Teacher Work Week Realistic?  This conversation has come up several times in the Simply Kinder Facebook group and so I wanted to share my thoughts and perspective. I want to start by saying I am all about having a healthy family-work life balance....

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