Why Do We Ask Kids to Sit Down and Learn When the Research Says…

How Sedentary Education Hurts Kids

need more physical activity in schools

Many kids may not have ADD or ADHD but have those symptoms because their school is requiring them to sit for such long periods of time, according to Dr. Brad Johnson. Today’s guest shares the latest research about physical activity and school performance. Not surprisingly, Brad speaks against “sedentary education” and the negative impact it […]

6 Ways to Get the Most out of Back to School Shopping @Staples

Prepare for Back to School

Back to School at Staples #SchoolHappens

Prepare for back to school by getting the supplies (and the rewards) to help you and your classroom succeed. These tips and tricks will help you shop at my FAVORITE school supply shopping store — Staples! Get out your pencil. Follow these links and make your Staples shopping list now. Here we go. 1. Stock […]

GET MY NEW BOOK: Do What Matters

Learn about planning and make your own planner

Do What Matters

I’m sick and tired of doing “things.” ”Things” are what happened to me when I was a young Mom on a tight budget. I kept going to WalMart to buy “things.” I bought a little thing here and a little thing there. Then, I had to buy stuff to organize my “things” and take time […]

How Can Teachers Just Work 40 Hours a Week?

Find life balance and get your weekends back

40 hour teacher workweek club

This year, I started hearing about this amazing new program. Angela Watson has a 40-hour workweek club for teachers. Many teachers are getting their lives back. Join the program. This is such a great program that I asked Angela if I could link up with her to recommend her program to all of my readers. She […]

New Productivity Book: Vote on Your Favorite Book Cover

And Grab Some of My Favorite Planning Forms Now

You’ve spoken! I’m only in day two of collecting my 2016 Reader Survey results but one thing is VERY CLEAR. The number one challenge the readers of this blog have is “I don’t have enough time.” (I’ve embedded the live data chart below. The poll is still open.) CCT Reader Poll Survey Question: What is […]

The 7 Questions I ask myself EVERY day

Living an Examined Life of Loveliness

Tracy left me a comment on the 36 Edtech Tools blog post I posted this week. She asked about the seven questions I ask myself every day. So, I’ll share them with you. There are more than 7 questions below. The ones with the stars are my must-answers. If I’m too busy, then the others get deleted. […]

36 Edtech Tools I’m Using Right Now in My Classroom and Life

and a Link to a Free Resource with More Tips

36 edtech tools I'm using in my classroom and life right now

So many of these tools are essential to me. It is amazing how I use them every single day. Here’s what I’m using all the time in my classroom (and life) right now. Some even hum along and do their job and I didn’t do a thing but set them up. 36 Tools I’m Using […]

7 Productivity Secrets for Educators

Every Classroom Matters episode 206

Productivity expert Dr. Frank Buck teaches us how to select the productivity tools to stay organized. Learn these seven productivity secrets to getting organized. Face it, educators have unique challenges and needs. In this show, Frank shares his “Magnificent 7” or the seven questions you should ask before you pick an electronic tool. Listen In […]

The 1 Habit That Can Make You Healthier and Happier: Retrospective Journaling

Productivity Habits that Make a Difference

Retrospective journaling

I used to start my day with this feeling of drowning. Overwhelmed by everything I had to do and a to-do list that was overwhelming, sometimes I felt like I had no hope. I couldn’t do it all, so why do anything. One little habit has changed everything. If you want to change your life, […]

19 Epic iPhone Productivity Apps & Tips

Productivity that Works

19 epic iPhone Productivity Apps

You can be more productive on your iPhone or smartphone. My home screen as been pretty consistent for the last few years. With this tutorial, I’ll take you through the apps I use, how they work together, and some quick tips on productivity with your iPhone. If you’re just starting out or want some productivity ideas, […]