Teachers never stop working. I know we hear it all the time, but now I have proof! I posted a blog a little over a week ago, about The 5 Changes I made that Saved My Sanity, and that blog that I dreamt up in the middle of an early-morning shower is now the second most viewed post in the history of my blog. In the middle of summer! A teacher’s job is never truly done!
Enough about my shock and awe and more about a simple, but incredibly useful, idea from one of my Facebook fans. It was featured in my previous blog post, but it was hidden amongst all the other brilliant ideas from my Facebook fans. This one in particular got a lot of attention on the post I put on Facebook, so I contacted the teacher who wrote the idea, and she was kind enough to give me a lot more information! Denise Goshert is starting her 29th year teaching (!!). She’s taught in 2 states, 3 districts, and 6 schools teaching 4th and 5th grades as well as a gifted pull out program. Here is her original Facebook Post, in response to me asking what saved their sanity this year:
Does it drive you crazy to see your students shuffling through the notebooks trying to find their next empty page? Do they constantly leave empty pages between entries? Do YOU hate having to spend time finding the page you are looking to assess? Then, the cutting corners method will save your sanity, in just SECONDS!
In Denise’s words, here is how she has used the “Cutting Corners” method with her students with great success. Thanks again, Denise!