I'm Ms Tippy, or “Nutmeg”. I've been teaching in the classroom since 1989. I have taught First Grade, Third and Fifth Grades in a wonderful school district in Northern California. For a time I also taught Science and Computers. I am an artist as well, and incorporate these passions into my curriculum at school. I have participated in and created many blogs and websites, some of which are listed on the bottom here.
There is such a strong blog presence in the crafting world; when I created Classroom Hacks in 2008 I was really surprised how hard it was to find teacher blogs. I dug a bit deeper and found that to just get resources and ideas I had to wade through a lot of pop ups, fake sites, costly sites all for very little return. There is some GREAT stuff and resources out there! I didn't have time to waste and I'm guessing you don't either.
This blog is for inspiration and not a political or ranting education blog (there are plenty of those!) Classroom Hacks exists for you to find fun, creative ways to enhance your classroom. I get no money or 'kickbacks' for doing this, just the good feeling of helping other teachers.
After looking at awesome sites like ParentHacks and Whip Up, I decided to create a non-political, teacher, admin, parent friendly site. A few times a week a new idea is posted. I get these ideas from my own experiences, co-workers, and teachers (public, private, homeschool and unschool!) from all over the world are sharing ideas! People just like you!
Here are two other sites I created and administrate:
Thanks so much for your wonderful emails and feedback!
You can find me on Twitter @ClassroomHacks I realize many school districts have Twitter blocked, so you should be able to find any information here that I share there as well. You can always direct message me via Twitter with your ideas too!