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Elizabeth Chapman
3rd Grade Teacher of #FutureWorldLeaders
3rd Grade Teacher of #FutureWorldLeaders

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New Post: The Why in Why I Teach #WhyITeach #WhyIChoseEducation #TeachersGet2 #edchat #ntchat @Teachers2Teachers #BecomeBetter

In the post, Why I Teach, I share how I used Simon Sinek’s video to help me rediscover my Teacher Why and explain that I intentionally worked through his suggested steps backwards.  Below are the I Believe statements created as a result.  The belief…

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New Post: Why I Teach, an exercise for discovering/rediscovering your teaching Why? #WhyITeach #WhyIChoseEducation

On May 6, 2017, I posted an article filled with advice for our newest teachers: Number 4 on the list reads… 4. Revisit your Why.  Your Philosophy of Teaching probably includes this, but you’ll want a much more condensed version.  Think something you can…

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New Post: When Flexible Seating Isn't Working #flexibleseating #StarbucksMyClassroom #desklesstribe

Flexible seating may be all the rage and supported by research, but what happens when it is not working in your classroom?  What do you do?  Do you pack it all up and send it back to the donors with thank you notes for the gifts, but sorry this just isn’t…

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"Work It Out" for Classroom Management #LearnLAP #tlap #ITA17

If you’re familiar with Paul Solarz’s book, Learn Like a Pirate, you may remember the “Work It Out” sheet he references as one of his tools for Classroom Management.  While participating in the Summer 2017 Book Study, I asked Paul if he would share the…

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When scrolling through beautiful images of classrooms on Instagram and Pinterest, vibrant colors, well-coordinated themes, and lots of decor accessories catch my eye and surely equate to lots of traffic.   I’m a big fan and can find myself pining for more…

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New post: "Sounds of Silence" #ita17 #LearnLAP #tlap

When I first started tweeting via a classroom account created at the beginning of the 2015-16 school year, I was reminded of this age old philosophy question:  “If a tree falls in the woods and nobody is there to hear it, does it make a sound?”  My…
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