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!
From the Blog
Christmas is a great time to get students (and parents) involved in creative activities within the classroom, Christmas Art Days help to facilitate this.
Help those students who consistently do the right thing to feel recognised and valued as a part of your classroom. Give students the ‘VIP’ experience.
Michelle provides some valuable insight into how teachers can overcome the comparison trap and learn from and cheer on their peers instead.
Michelle explains the concept of ‘Morning Meetings’ and how they could transform the atmosphere within your classroom and the day ahead.
How teachers can get to know their students as real people, not just another body in a seat or a grade that needs to be assigned.
Michelle outlines a few areas where teachers may be able to make some extra income by taking on a “side hustle” or second job.
We are all so time-poor! This post explores 6 tips to boost your productivity as a teacher and start seeing great rewards within your classroom.
Michelle outlines a few key techniques for building and maintaining relationships with your students. Building these relationships help students to thrive.
In a teacher interview, expect to be asked about your philosophy of education, what your behavior management style is, and how you would involve parents…
Meet Michelle Martinez and learn a little bit about her personal life and background in teaching.
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.