Every year, around the middle of June, I post a blog article advising teachers to hold off on celebrating summer… Read more Don’t Wait for Next Year to Start Planning for Next Year
It’s autumn of 1940 and Beatrice Lee is a first year student at Britain’s famed University of Oxford. Looking for… Read more Penicillin Girl – My New STEM/Historical Fiction Novel for Young Adult Readers
During online teaching, many of us lost confidence in our ability to successfully impact student learning. The transition from the… Read more Teacher Mojo – We Lost it and We Need it Back!
Social media doesn’t have a great reputation. There are people pushing all kinds of agendas and perspectives, as well as… Read more From the Woke to the Wonks, I LOVE my Twitter PLN!
As part of our Speaking and Listening unit in Language Arts, I took some time to have students explore the… Read more Speech Writing vs Essay Writing Activity
I’ve been struggling with one of my online middle school classes lately. One of my classes is fine – we… Read more Engagement Things
A colleague and I were talking about next school year. This year our overseas international school was struck by the… Read more Reimagining School Post-Crisis
I was talking to a colleague recently – I teach his son and we were discussing an activity I had… Read more Talk & Type: Restate Ideas in Your Zoom Chat to Provide More Pathways to Learning
A new colleague joined my middle school team at the beginning of this year. As soon as we met, I… Read more Building Effective Collaborative Teams: It’s Really More of a Heart Than a Science
Recently, we had a full-faculty Zoom meeting at my school to discuss best practices for student inclusion. The meeting was… Read more Cameras Off? Compassion On!