My YouTube Teacher Queens

My YouTube Teacher Queens

My Teaching Resolution.pngHello and happy Saturday. I am personally obsessed with YouTube and I can spend a great deal of my free time watching videos. I’m subscribed to makeup, fashion, and lifestyle channels, as well as bookish channels, and up until recently I’ve been adding to my subscription list some teaching channels. Today I want to share with you who my three YouTube teacher queens are and why I love them so much. Let’s get started, shall we?

Christina  from Teach Like a Girl 

I originally started following Christina on Instagram and I think she is amazing. She’s one of those people who actually reply to DM’s or comments she’s tagged in, and I think her personality is super fresh. I subscribed to her channel as soon as she announced she had one and I try to watch her videos as they are published. Christina doesn’t have just one type of post, or even a series of posts, and that’s what I like about her. She just does videos about her life as a teacher, she talks about different experiences she’s had and the plans she has for the future. You can get teaching advice from some of her videos, but her channel is more about her life in general than it is a series of “how-to” teacher videos, you know?

Vera from The Tutu Teacher 

I started following The Tutu Teacher on Instagram the longest time ago. I mean, she literally was one of the first teachers I followed, even before I had my teaching IG and blog. Vera’s channel is pretty new; or at least her latest content is because I believe she uploaded videos in the past but then stopped, so now she’s back in a regular basis. I relate to her a ton because she’s a Kindergarten teacher and I am too, so I feel that in terms of advice, her channel is the one I get the most out, professionally. So far, she’s done tags, which I always love because they inspire me to answer the questions myself, advice posts, hauls, and vlogs, so a little bit of everything, all focused on a teacher’s life.

Michelle from Pocketful of Primary 

Out of my three queens, Michelle is the last I followed and subscribed to. She’s an absolute sweetie on Instagram, replying to DM’s and tags, and that just says a lot about who she is as a person. My favorite videos from her are those long-ass vlogs she posts because I can actually watch them while I’m getting stuff ready for school, organizing stuff, or just doing a mindless activity. Aside from vlogs, she has hauls, advice videos, lookbooks, and q&a’s.

I’m always on the lookout for cool channels to subscribe to, so if you know any teacher-related channel, please let me know in the comments.

Happy teaching!

Love, Miss Camila

4 YouTube Channels I Swear By

4 YouTube Channels I Swear By

My Teaching Resolution (1).pngHello and happy Saturday. I’m a millennial, and that means every bit of my life is affected by technology. I am one of those teacher who fully support the use of technology for instructional purposes, especially to create links between the classroom and the home. This is why I send weekly tasks to my Pre-k and Kindergarten parents, some of which include YouTube channels to check out at home. Today I’m going to share with you four of these channels and why I love them.

Go Noodle | Get Moving 

Now, Go Noodle is a page many people know and love, but it’s not as known in Colombia as it is in the U.S. I sent my parents and invitation to join Go Noodle and some did, but I also shared the YouTube channel with them because it requires no login or anything too challenging. Videos also appear to load faster in here, so it’s pretty great, the only downside is that there’s no way of earning points.

NickSplat

Whenever I have to cover for a teacher, I play videos to my students. I adore playing NickSplat videos to my students because they take me back to my own childhood. We love watching Rugrats, Hey Arnold, The Wild Thornberrys and Rocket Power. The videos are really short, but that keeps my students focused, wanting to see more. Often with longer videos they get bored, especially because they don’t understand most of it yet. I like to play these videos because they train my students’ ears and have them listen to different accents.

Super Why Official 

I love the fact that full episodes are uploaded into this channel. This show is great for young learners because it’s easy to understand, it revolves around stories that are known by the kids, and it develops many skills related to literacy. Do you have to cover for a preschool teacher and you have no idea what to do? Super Why to the rescue!

StorylineOnline

Reading aloud is a very important part of my classes, and I encourage parents to read to their kids, but that’s not always possible; some parents don’t know English well enough to read stories to their kids, some others don’t have the time to do this. In some houses there aren’t even books in English! Thankfully, with StorylineOnline you can have the best books read to you by great actors. This is also great if you don’t have many books in your classroom because the selection is amazing.

What are some YouTube channels that as a teacher you swear by? Tell me about them!

Happy teaching!

Love, Miss Camila

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