Hi, I’m Carrie! Welcome to my little corner of the internet! I taught English Language Arts and Reading in grades 1st-5th for 16 years. I loved using technology and creative teaching methods to provide students with fun, interactive lessons.
I began making video lessons in 2013, so my students could complete meaningful work independently while I taught small groups. This completely changed the way I taught. It gave me the freedom to work in-depth with small groups while knowing that my other students weren’t just completing busy work.
These video lessons provided 1:1 instruction to students that could be paused, rewatched, assigned for homework, or completed as make-work. What was even more amazing was that the kids loved the video lessons! They were more engaged when completing an interactive lesson while watching the video than when we did them as a whole class.
I’ve learned some tricks for making technology work for teachers so you get more teaching time in the day. I am excited to share my ideas with you!