There is nothing worse than a full day of testing: the yawns, slobbering mouths on the desk, kids breaking down under stress and pressure. And then testing finishes for the day…and you still have two more periods to get through with kids who are DONE for the day! On these days, I like to diffuse peppermint essential oil in the classroom. It helps not only the kids, but also myself, stay focused throughout those days in which focus is sorely needed!
- Greetings! I am a middle school math teacher who creates a safe and engaging classroom full of cooperative learning activities! My aim is to inspire kids to believe that they can be successful with hard work and effort.
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