When it comes to staying organized as a classroom teacher, routines are key! Episode number 74 is with Bridget Spackman from The Lettered Classroom. Bridget and I spend a good amount of time talking about daily teacher routines that every teacher should have to help manage all the things you have going on each and every day.
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Y’all have requested Bridget more than any other to be a guest on the podcast and I am so glad y’all did! Bridget and I spent an hour on Zoom chatting about life in quarantine, teaching from home, daily routines to manage all the things and she really is just a delight. I am honored to get to share her with you today!
Bridget is a multi-age teacher in Pennsylvania. You’ll hear her talk about it throughout the episode but essentially she teaches students in grades 4-6 all in one class.
Daily Teacher Routines
I brought Bridget on to talk about daily teacher routines. Like I just said, she teaches grades 4 through 6. She has a YouTube channel, a podcast, a membership site, shes in Graduate School earning her Masters Degree, she has a husband and children. I am sure I am forgetting something. She does SO much (and you can find it all right here). What better person to talk about routines and keeping life organized than someone who is doing a lot.
Bridget and I talked about so much during the conversation but I wanted to point out a few things she mentioned.
First, she talked about that endless to-do list. You know the one you right and add to every single day and it never seems to get shorter. I have a whole workshop on creating intentional to-do lists for teachers.
Secondly, she mentioned having her students help out in the afternoon and I am pretty sure I heard angels from the heavens above when she said that! Yes! I am a huge believer in having students take ownership in the classroom through student jobs as well as daily student routines, both of which will help YOU stay more organized!
Lastly, she talked about small group teaching. Bridget has a ton of resources about that on her YouTube channel. I’ll be the first to admit that I am not super helpful when it comes to what to do in the small group teaching arena. But, I can help you organize your small group teaching materials- just head back to episode 72 to listen in and get some ideas.
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Until next time,