Bonnie is a fellow Christ follower and she is an awesome educator. She teaches elementary, but I was drawn to her because she creates Bible studies for teachers. She also has a group called TEACHERS IN THE WORD.
She has an awesome website where she blogs and tells more about her daily life. She also shares new products and Bible studies. Click the photo below to visit her site:
If you are interested in growing in God’s word as a teacher I definitely recommend her bible studies. They can be found in her tpt store.
I hope that you will take a moment to look at some of her products and see everything she has available. I have joined her facebook group – teachers in the word and I hope you will join me too!
“Iron Sharpens Iron, and so one man sharpens another” ~ Proverbs 27:17
One of my favorite things to do, if/when I get a moment alone in the car, is to listen to podcasts. A few months ago I found this awesome podcast called THE SIMPLY TEACH PODCAST. This podcast is done by Kelly who used to be a teacher in the classroom and she interviews amazing educators and shares organizational tips.
I wanted to add her to my teacher feature this month because she has some great ideas about packing up and cleaning out at the end of the year. She also has some amazing resources for rejuvenating over the summer and starting off the year right. Click the photo below for a link to the show notes from episode #43 –
If you want some one on one help in your classroom she offers coaching sessions along with other resources in her shop.
So, if you want something neat and teacher-y to listen to, go to iTunes or google podcasts and search for simply teach!
Earlier in the year as I was looking on TeachersPayTeachers for scientific method resources, I came across EzPz-Science. She has some really cute stuff that later I found my self coming back to again and again.
On her main page she says that her goal is to increase student engagement with fun and creative lessons for middle school science. I personally think she is doing a phenomenal job.
The first resource that I ever used from her was a seek and find. It is a picture that contains key vocabulary words. Read more about them here in a blog post by EzPz Science!
Check out this freebie (a.k.a my first resource from her)
I really want to try out her seek and sorts as well. You can find all her amazing resources along with more information at https://ezpz-science.com/
As I was flipping through Instagram a few weeks ago I came across a resource posted by the Crafty Science Teacher. At the time it was not a topic that I was teaching. Then, last week I got to that topic and remembered that resource. And I am so glad I did!
The resource that I ended up using was a boundary map and task cards for plate boundaries. In the past, I had used a generic map that I had students color-code and then some activities about how far the plates had moved. This map was different because it had all of the convergent, divergent and transform boundaries drawn for the students to color code. Then the task cards asked in-depth questions about the plate movement, type of crust and geological features. It was definitely beyond simple memorization questions. In order to answer the task cards, students had to apply their knowledge.
I recently got to chat with The Crafty Science Teacher Brianne!! She is super kind and had some great insights. Here are some of the questions I asked, followed by her answers:
- What grade do you teach? I teach 8th-grade science in Texas! I have been teaching for five years.
- What science standards do you use? We use TEKS, but my products align easily to the NGSS and other similar state standards.
- What is your favorite thing about teaching science? The one thing I love is every time we go into a new concept my kids have so many questions because they’re curious about things that happen in the real world. I actually we to school to become a meteorologist so I have a fairly good science background and I’m so glad I can answer most of their questions at times.
- What is your all-time favorite lesson to teach? It’s really hard to choose a favorite. The top of my list is anything weather, but anything earth or space science is my favorite. Chemistry is a close second on that list too! It’s really hard to choose.
- One fun fact about you or anything else you would like to share 🙂 I think that’s about it! Oh! my husband is also a teacher, a great math teacher, and is wanting to get in on my tpt store. So in the summer we will be collaborating and working on adding some middle school math activities in my store!
Based on this single purchase and chatting with her, I knew that I would be visiting her store for A LOT more! I highly recommend that you visit this new teacher-author.
Check out this Freebie from her Store!