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‘‘Twas the night before #petmas,
And all through the gram,
Not a teacher was rested,
Not one in the land.
The students were crazy,
The teachers were praying,
The pets tried to help them,
Despite not knowing what they’re saying.
With cuteness and cuddles,
They came to the rescue,
To help their dear owners,
To get through the next few. ——————————————————
#Petmas #pet #furryfriends #pets #classpet #rescueanimals #animalshelters #poodle #dogs #standardpoodle #poodles #animals #classroompets #saveapet #7thgrade #teachers #teacher #iteachtoo #teachingisfun #iteachmiddleschool #teachersofinsta #teachingmiddleschool #scienceteacher #lifescience #middleschoolscience
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This year, I decided to start our first annual Petmas! Petmas is all about spreading joy and cheer throughout the holiday season and nothing brings us more joy than our furry (or scaley) friends. To help celebrate Petmas this year, I’m going to be featuring your classroom and house pets in the 12 days of Petmas (December 14-25)! Share a post or story highlighting your pet, tag me and use the hashtag #petmas to be featured. Most importantly, I would love for you to share with me an animal in need of a forever home at your local animal shelter. Each day, I will feature some animals in need and adoption info. Tag your pet-loving friends below. Merry Petmas, Everyone! ——————————————————
#Petmas #pet #furryfriends #pets #classpet #rescueanimals #animalshelters #dogs #cats #rabbits #reptiles #turtles #guineapigs #holandlops #animals #classroompets #saveapet #7thgrade #teachers #teacher #iteachtoo #teachingisfun #iteachmiddleschool #teachersofinsta #teachingmiddleschool #scienceteacher #lifescience #middleschoolscience
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In today’s episode, Nicole (@marteinthemiddle ) is discussing her journey as a second career teacher—something we both share in common. She’s also talking about how she creates labs and activities to keep her students engaged. Her joy and positive spirit is contagious and you don’t want to miss out on the amazing things she has to share! ——————————————————
#secondcareerteacher #earthscience #engaging #sciencelab #experiments #middleschoolscience #joy #7thgrade #teachers #teacher #iteachtoo #teachingisfun #iteachmiddleschool #teachersofinsta #teachingmiddleschool #scienceteacher #lifescience #middleschoolscience
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Yesterday marked my one year gram-iverasary. One year ago, Kayla—the teacher across the hall—told me I needed to create a teacher instagram account. At that point, I did not know what “teacher instagram” was or that it even existed. I wasn’t sure about the idea, but luckily she persisted. If you had told me one year ago the amazing people I would connect with, the incredible lessons and ideas I would gain, or the experiences this app on my phone would bring into my life I would have thought you were crazy. I can honestly say I can’t imagine my life without this community. You motivate me, you make me laugh, you teach me, and you make me want to live up to the examples each of you set. My goal is to share with y’all in return something, anything, that will possibly reach even just one teacher. And if I do that, then it’s all worth it. I would love for you to share below something you’ve gained from this amazing teacher community or a memory we have shared this past year. ——————————————————— #gramiversary #teachercommunity #blessed #grateful #7thgrade #scienceisfun #teachers #teacher #teaching #iteachtoo #teachersofinsta #teachingmiddleschool #scienceteacher #lifescience #iteach7th #scienceteacher #middleschool #science
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Since the first day of school, a student has told me about their pet snakes. He is always asking if he can bring them in to show our class and I have been putting it off, but I finally caved and said yes. I overcame my fear of snakes today because my student was too excited about it for me to say no. Share something below you’ve said yes to at school that you never thought you would! ——————————————————— #welcometothejungle #boaconstrictor #snake #7thgrade #scienceisfun #teachers #teacher #teaching #iteachtoo #teachersofinsta #teachingmiddleschool #scienceteacher #lifescience #iteach7th #scienceteacher #middleschool #science
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Have y’all listened to @survivingthemiddle ‘s episode yet? Danielle is sharing about all things co-teaching and answering some of our most frequently asked questions! If you have not heard it yet, go give it a listen. ——————————————————— #podcast #coteaching #specialeducation #differentiate #scienceisfun #teachers #teacher #teaching #iteachtoo #teachersofinsta #teachingmiddleschool #scienceteacher #lifescience #iteach7th #scienceteacher #middleschool #science
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When you wake up in December after a week of freezing temperatures and rainy weather and it’s 70 degrees outside, you scrap all your plans of being productive and just enjoy your weekend. This time of year, it’s even more important to fill our cups than ever as a teacher. I hope you’ll take this as your reminder to do something for yourself this weekend and put YOU at the top of your to-do list! Share below something you’ve done to fill your cup this weekend! ——————————————————— #selfcare #treatyourself #fillyourcup #weekending#scienceisfun #teachers #teacher #teaching #iteachtoo #teachersofinsta #teachingmiddleschool #scienceteacher #lifescience #iteach7th #scienceteacher #middleschool #science
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Me when they send out the email asking for teacher volunteers to play in the faculty vs students dodgeball game. Hats off to @teachforthekids for the brilliant team name, NCLB (No Child Left Behind). 😂👌🏻
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Today, we made fossils with our students. It is probably the messiest lab we do all year, but as Miss Frizzle says, “Take chances, make mistakes, and get messy.” Check out my stories for details. Share your favorite messy lab below! ——————————————————— #geologictimeacale #fossil #fossils #lab #sciencelab #activity #scienceisfun #teachers #teacher #teaching #iteachtoo #teachersofinsta #teachingmiddleschool #scienceteacher #lifescience #iteach7th #scienceteacher #middleschool #science
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Happy Monday! Let’s change the world, friends! Thanks @trendyteacherz for making this shirt and my Monday! ——————————————————— #trendyteacherz #joy #mondaymotivation #makeadifference #teachers #teacher #teaching #iteachtoo #teachersofinsta #teachingmiddleschool #scienceteacher #lifescience #iteach7th #scienceteacher #middleschool #science
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Current mood. It’s easy to choose joy on vacation. Tomorrow, I’ll be back in the classroom and it will take more effort to choose joy when my alarm goes off at 4:45 AM, but I’ll wake up grateful and choose it anyway. Joy takes constant work and is an ongoing pursuit. Tomorrow, I’ll be thankful for the opportunity to travel and to share the experience with my students. And although it has come to an end, what an adventure it has been. ——————————————————— #toronto #canada #christmasmarket #joy #mapleeverything #teachertravel #teachers #teacher #teaching #iteachtoo #teachersofinsta #teachingmiddleschool #scienceteacher #lifescience #iteach7th #scienceteacher #middleschool #science
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Today I’m thankful for travel: the people, the experience, the adventure, and the time off from work to be able to explore this world. And extra thankful for @scottscheapflights because they’re the reason I could afford to come to Japan on a budget! Although it’s not my typical Thanksgiving, the heart of it remains the same. Share below what you are thankful for today. ——————————————————— #itsukushima #toriigate #hiroshima #japan #deer #teachertravel #teachers #teacher #teaching #iteachtoo #teachersofinsta #teachingmiddleschool #scienceteacher #lifescience #iteach7th #scienceteacher #middleschool #science
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“If you could see what I see, you’d be blinded by the color. Yellow, red and orange and green and at least a million others. So tie up your bow, take off your coat and take a look around.” 📷 Cred: @acrow.ges ——————————————————— #tokyo #digitalart #digital #art #moridigitartmuseum #japan #teachertravel #teachers #teacher #teaching #iteachtoo #teachersofinsta #teachingmiddleschool #scienceteacher #lifescience #iteach7th #scienceteacher #middleschool #science
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Falling in love with Tokyo and even more in love with the people. Masako volunteers and leads free tours to foreigners and has been showing us around the Imperial Palace and city. As impressed as I am by this city, I’m always most amazed by the incredible people I meet. ——————————————————— #tokyo #imperialpalace #travel #japan #teachertravel #teachers #teacher #teaching #iteachtoo #teachersofinsta #teachingmiddleschool #scienceteacher #lifescience #iteach7th #scienceteacher #middleschool #science
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Today, I had my students write a letter to an adult at our school who they are thankful for and explain why. This is the second year I have done this and I ask students to pick anyone other than me. I place the letters in the teachers’ mailboxes to go home with them over the break and for them to see that our students notice and appreciate the hard work they put in each day. Although I always tell them NOT to write it to me, it is the one time I am thankful for rule breakers. In Kim Bearden’s book, “Talk to Me” she writes about how important it is to create a culture of appreciation in your school and I could not agree more. Comment below with ways your school creates a culture of appreciation. ——————————————————— #talktome #thankful #thankyou #youmatter #kimbearden #RCA #ronclarkacademy #cultureofappreciation #teachers #teacher #teaching #iteachtoo #teachersofinsta #teachingmiddleschool #scienceteacher #lifescience #iteach7th #scienceteacher #middleschool #science
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Momance is a town affected by the 2010 Haiti earthquake. Today, I’m helping raise funds for a school founded by an amazing organization. They’ve built a school that serves 150+ students. This year, their goal is to provide breakfast and lunch to their students. As teachers, we know the importance of proper nutrition and how integral it is to a successful education. I created a GoFundMe that directly goes to this organization. I hope if you’re able, you’ll donate and if you’re not able, you’ll share this link and spread the word. I appreciate any and all your help supporting these students and their education! ❤️ (LINK IN BIO) https://www.gofundme.com/providing-meals-for-haiti-school
——————————————————— #giving #gofundme #giveback #momance #haiti #teachers #teacher #teaching #iteachtoo #teachersofinsta #teachingmiddleschool #scienceteacher #lifescience #iteach7th #scienceteacher #middleschool #science
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SO excited for today’s episode with Mandy! If you’re not following @fifthwithmissharris yet you need to run on over and fix this ASAP! She’s sharing about building classroom community and we’re going live at 6:30 PM EST to answer your questions! ————————————————————
#aclassoftheirown #buildingcommunity #5thgrade #seattle #seattleteacher #liveqanda #teachers #teacher #teaching #iteachtoo #teachersofinsta #teachingmiddleschool #scienceteacher #lifescience #iteach7th #scienceteacher #middleschool #science
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Being thankful, just like being happy, is something we must constantly choose in our lives. I am just getting back from the Georgia Tech conference and feeling especially thankful for all of the amazing technologies we can use in our classrooms to engage our students. Technology is truly a game changer for teachers and has transformed the way we’re able to reach our students and communicate. I’m sharing 14 technologies I’m thankful for in education in honor of 14,000 friends on here: 🍁 TeacherGram
🍁 Google Classroom
🍁 Flocabulary
🍁 BrainPop
🍁 Flipgrid
🍁 Google Expeditions
🍁 Kahoot
🍁 Google Science Journal 🍁 Remind 101 🍁 Quizizz
🍁 Google Forms
🍁 EdPuzzle
🍁 LEGO Robotics
🍁 PBIS Rewards
Share with me a technology you’re thankful for below!
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#STEM #tech #edtech #technology #educationaltechnology #GAetc #GoogleClassroom #Flocabulary #Quizizz #FlipGrid #BrainPop #EdPuzzle #LEGOrobotics #Kahoot #teachers #teacher #teaching #iteachtoo #teachersofinsta #teachingmiddleschool #scienceteacher #lifescience #iteach7th #scienceteacher #middleschool #science
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Even as an adult, I still love a good sticker. Comment below if you’ve already exercised your right and responsibility! 🇺🇸————————————————————— #electionday #vote #makeyourvoiceheard #rockthevote #tnelection #yourvotematters #voting #teacherswhovote #teachers #teacher #teaching #iteachtoo #teachersofinsta #teachingmiddleschool #scienceteacher #lifescience #iteach7th #scienceteacher #middleschool #science
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Can you believe how big our baby chickens have grown since they’ve hatched? They’re outside in The Giving Garden enjoying their brand new coop we built last school year with plenty of room to roam around. They’ll be with us all school year so the students can watch them grow and develop and then they’ll return to the farm who gives us the eggs each year. We’re so grateful for a farm that helps provide our students with such meaningful first-hand experiences. ———————————————————— #incubator #chickens #chicks #thegivinggarden #bufforpingtons #eggs #farming #gardening #homegrown #chicken #chickencoop #gardening #teachers #teacher #teaching #iteachtoo #teachersofinsta #teachingmiddleschool #scienceteacher #lifescience #iteach7th #scienceteacher
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So glad I met these Texans during my RCA visit! In this week’s podcast episode, they’re sharing their experiences and takeaways from the educator training on @aclassoftheirown . If you’ve been to the Ron Clark Academy, I would love to hear your takeaways below! —————————————————————#ronclarkacademy #RCA #ronclark #kimbearden #getyourteachon #GYTO #theendofmolassesclasses #rigor #isibindi #altruismo #reveur #amistad #teachers #teacher #teaching #iteachtoo #teachersofinsta #teachingmiddleschool #scienceteacher #lifescience #iteach7th #scienceteacher
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I would feel like a terrible parent if I didn’t share my children’s costume on Halloween. 😂🎃 —————————————————— #halloween #dogdad #standardpoodles #teachers #teacher #teaching #iteachtoo #teachersofinsta #teachingmiddleschool #scienceteacher #lifescience #iteach7th #scienceteacher
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We are not allowed to dress up on Halloween at my school and y’all can already guess how bummed I am about that. However, these people made my day and I’m pretty sure have won Halloween. 🎃😂👌🏻 ——————————————————— #halloween #theyevenhavearabbit #plantlady #teachers #teacher #teaching #iteachtoo #teachersofinsta #teachingmiddleschool #scienceteacher #lifescience #iteach7th #scienceteacher
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Just saying howdy to a new and hopefully much, much better week. Share your favorite costume you’ve ever seen or worn below! I could use some Halloween inspiration! 🎃 ————————————————————— #halloween #toystory #teachers #teacher #teaching #iteachtoo #teachersofinsta #teachingmiddleschool #scienceteacher #lifescience #iteach7th #scienceteacher
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This is the quote I needed today. It’s been a rough week: pneumonia, our baby bun’s passing, a full moon, feeling exhausted, run-hide-survive drills, etc. We don’t get to only have good days or good weeks as teachers. That’s just not the way things work. And here’s your reminder it’s okay to be frustrated, out of control, feel exhausted, and to be sad. We tend to feel guilty for having human emotions, for letting our guard down for even a second. These feelings are important because they remind us to appreciate the good days, the good weeks, or even just the good moments. And even in our bad weeks, there is always good. Sometimes, we just have to look a little harder to find it. ———————————————————— #autumn #fall #teachers #teacher #teaching #iteachtoo #teachersofinsta #teachingmiddleschool #scienceteacher #lifescience #iteach7th #scienceteacher
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