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This is a podcast for busy teachers who want to engage their students in meaningful hands-on learning. You will receive simple, innovative and practical teaching tips and ideas for teaching math, reading and writing.

Not So Wimpy Teacher Podcast Jamie Sears

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This is a podcast for busy teachers who want to engage their students in meaningful hands-on learning. You will receive simple, innovative and practical teaching tips and ideas for teaching math, reading and writing.

    3 Ways to Save Time Lesson Planning

    3 Ways to Save Time Lesson Planning

    How much time do you spend lesson planning every week? What if you could cut that time in half?

    Lesson planning is a necessary evil of teaching. Some schools require super specific plans. If we are not careful this process can be a huge time sucker.

    In this episode I am going to share three tips that made lesson planning quicker and more effective for me.

    Batching
    Using Year Long Bundles
    Collaboration
    Want to learn more about batching? Check out episode 33!

    • 20 min
    Super Bowl Classroom Party

    Super Bowl Classroom Party

    I tricked my students into half of a day of review worksheets! They had so much fun, that they didn’t realize how much work they doing.

    The secret? A Super Bowl party!

    In this episode I share the activities my students did at our Super Bowl party and the one thing that made my students excited to review! I will also share the fun foods that we enjoyed!

    Check out my Super Bowl close read passages. They are perfect for your Super Bowl party!

    • 16 min
    Teaching Grammar in 10 Minutes Per Day

    Teaching Grammar in 10 Minutes Per Day

    In this episode, I am sharing three of my most important tips for teaching grammar in just 10 minutes per day.

    Grammar does not replace writing.
    Grammar needs to be taught in small pieces.
    Grammar is easier with a routine.

    Not So Wimpy Grammar Units:

    Third grade: http://bit.ly/NotSoWimpy3rdGrammar

    Fourth Grade:http://bit.ly/NotSoWimpy4thGrammar

    Fifth Grade: http://bit.ly/NotSoWimpy5thGrammar

    • 47 min
    Reviewing Classroom Procedures After Winter Break

    Reviewing Classroom Procedures After Winter Break

    Are you planning to spend time reviewing classroom procedures during your first week back after break? In a perfect world, we can jump right back into routines in January and pick up right where we left off before winter break. Right?! If your...

    • 15 min
    Dear Tired Teacher

    Dear Tired Teacher

    December is a tough month in the classroom.

    I know that you are busy squeezing in those standards, tests, and conferences. But you are also doing spirit weeks, making gifts for parents, shopping for gifts for students and even making crafts with glitter.

    It’s nuts!

    It’s no wonder you are tired and feeling inadequate.

    Today’s episode is super short and super important.

    You need to hear this one, my teacher friend!

    Happy holiday!

    • 5 min
    Differentiating Vocabulary Instruction

    Differentiating Vocabulary Instruction

    In this episode, I quickly review this routine, but if you want to read more details, click HERE.

    This routine helps the majority of the students in our classroom to be successful learning new tier 2 words, but we always have a few that continue to struggle. We need to differentiate our vocabulary instruction for those learners.

    The good news is that it’s easy to differentiate our lessons to help those learners! In this episode, I share many suggestions.

    • 20 min

Customer Reviews

Jessgirl04 ,

Thanks!!

Love your podcasts! You are so helpful!

Kelly McCauley ,

So helpful!

Love this podcast! Definitely going to listen to a few episodes several times (challenging parents). Thanks for everything, Jamie!

Kassy Stotz ,

Best part of my ride to school!

Jamie’s podcast gets me ready for my day! I love that it’s short and sweet and to the point. I have listened and relistened to several episodes. 🙌🏼💙

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