The Joy of Teaching – An Evan-Moor Blog

Sharing creative ideas and lessons to help children learn

April 21, 2015
by Evan-Moor

Emergency Substitute Lesson Plans

All teachers quickly learn that staying home sick is so much more work than just going to school! We’ve all gone into school on days when we know we should have stayed home. But what if it wasn’t so much … Continue reading

April 16, 2015
by Evan-Moor

Seasonal Activities

My favorite part of school was always the festive decorations. As seasons changed, my classrooms’ décor did, too. When I began my work in after-school programs, I found that it was quite natural to structure themed activities around the seasons, … Continue reading

February 14, 2014
by Evan-Moor

Simple and Effective Common Core Vocabulary Lessons

Vocabulary is an essential focus of Common Core, with emphasis placed on teaching vocabulary through meaningful engagement, not memorization. We know this is ideal, but how do we give students meaningful experiences with words? Our veteran teachers on staff have … Continue reading