04: One Tired Teacher: Surviving the Weeks Before Winter Break

Surviving the Weeks Before Christmas Break

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Today’s show is all about how to get through the weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas! We all know how exhausting this time can be. The kids are totally off the chain. I don’t about you, I’ve got a lot going on at this time, as well. It can make for one tired teacher!

Check out my blog post How to Guarantee Survival the Weeks Before Christmas Vacation for more tips.

Show Notes:

6:50 Embrace the Season

7:48 Ideas to Survive: Idea One: Readers Theater

8:20 Idea Two: Hands-on Activities

8:45 Idea Three: To Reward or Not to Reward

9:33 The impact of Classroom Consequences

12:01 Idea Four: Holidays Around the World

12:42 Idea Five: Christmas STEM/Makerspace

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16:00 Idea Six: Party/Game/Movie Day

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17:26 Admin Please!

18:46 Idea Seven: Kindness During Christmas

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21:06 Back Up Plans

21:25 Idea Eight: Holiday Theme Keeping to Your Regular Schedule

22:00 Testing During Weeks Before Christmas!

24:00 Idea Nine: Personal Time

24:04 Idea Ten: Smartest Idea EVER!

25:20 Wine!

26:00 Quiet Ideas

27:30 Wish for You!

27:50 HILARIOUS Research Findings!

28:55 My Holiday Fantasy

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Take care and Sweet Dreams!

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