Okay, this post is going to make me seem like I am an obsessive freak. There’s no way for me… Read more There’s More to Potty Numbers Than Just Number 1 and Number 2!
I had a conversation yesterday with my principal about a new strategy for our Advisory program. At least, I think… Read more Teachers and Admin: Seek First to Understand
Whether you’re a new teacher or a grizzled old vet, the first days of school can be hectic. Meetings, surprise… Read more Start Planning that First Week
I am currently working on my masters in education. Yes, I am learning lots about the latest and greatest in… Read more What I’m REALLY Learning at Grad School
When you are setting up your classroom at the start of the year, it is tempting to fill those blank… Read more Actionable Anchor Charts
A few months back I wrote a post about student stress and how we, the teachers, are causing it. Through… Read more Teacher Stress: It’s a Thing and We Need to Deal With It
Last summer I wrote and published two children’s books. One is entitled The Yucky Ducky and the other is The Mischievous… Read more Choose Books and Words that Challenge Your Students
It’s easy to put off your reflection until August, when you are gearing up for next year. But, by then… Read more Summer is Coming – Time to Prepare for Next Year
Recently, my students and I (yes, I am learning too!) were exploring life in medieval Japan, focusing on a period… Read more A Capital Activity!
I was talking to my middle school students about their busy lives. Many of my students have a full day… Read more More Class Balance Means Less Student Stress