Your Teaching Mentor, Michelle Martinez

My name is Michelle Martinez and I am in my 24th year of teaching. I have taught in 3 different schools and was also a substitute for multiple other districts. I am currently a kindergarten teacher but I have taught every grade from preschool to 5th (except second) and I actually started my career as a Chapter 1 (now called Title 1) Math teacher serving first through sixth graders.

Teaching is Hard

Here’s what I know for sure: teaching is hard. It is also the most rewarding, fulfilling, amazing thing we can ever choose to do (at least in my humble opinion).

If you want to refine your teaching practice, grow as an educator and have someone to lean on for help, this is the place for you. I hope it serves you and I am thrilled to be your mentor and guide!

How to Teach Classroom Procedures – Part 2

Today we pick up at Step 4. If you need to review the previous steps please click here. If you or your friends are parents, this idea would work at home too. So feel free to share this blog with anybody you know that has children at home that may benefit from this as...

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How to Teach Classroom Procedures – Part 1

Today’s blog post is going to focus on one of the most important things we have to do once the kids arrive for the start of the school year - teaching procedures.  This is crucial at the beginning of the year to set the tone of the classroom, but it is also important...

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Top 3 Best Free Apps For Self-Care

Summer is here and flying by. I don’t know about you, but almost as soon as school gets out, my mind starts turning to self-care. We need to do this year-round of course, but the end of the year is especially hectic, so I know for myself I need to get in some R &...

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The kind of teacher you will become is directly related to the kind of teachers you associate with. Teaching is a profession where misery does more than just love company – it recruits, seduces and romances it. Avoid people who are unhappy and disgruntled about the possibilities for transforming education. They are the enemy of the spirit of the teacher.