July 22, 2017

To be successful in the education world, planning is everything. It has been said that teachers make more minute by minute decisions than a brain surgeon. Having solid plans drafted out ahead of time can alleviate some of the stress associated with having to make even...

July 13, 2017

The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) tackles the standards for the digital skills that are not necessarily, if ever, formally tested or taught in the classroom. As technology is advancing and continuing to evolve into our society and work i...

April 1, 2017

With the constant push for relevance and rigor in the classroom, flipped classrooms have made their presence known. Is it something for everyone? Can I do this? My personal belief is that flipping the classroom is the same as every other educational approach; you need...

March 27, 2017

I remember "back in the day" when social media was the last thing you'd see in the classroom. I remember before Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and even the infamous MySpace existed. I remember when Xanga was what we all flocked to after school in junior high while chatt...

March 7, 2017

If you ask me, the best way to learn about anything concerning the classroom is to try it with your own students. When trying something new, I'm always completely honest with my them. I like modeling for them that failure does happen, there is a way to fix it, and you'...

February 15, 2017

I personally love reading novels, especially ones involving utopian/dystopain societies. Currently, I am using The Giver to teach my 7th graders. Some like it, some hate it, and some are waiting in line for the remaining books in the quartet. Our building common a...

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