It is THAT time of the school year. We are in week five of instruction and have begun diving into… Read more “What’s In Your Mailbox?” – Help Students Organize Their Emails￼
Recently, there has been a noticeable slide in the online participation of some of our 8th grade students. We considered… Read more Student Online Participation Survey – Some Results and Next Steps
Recently I wrote about ensuring we include students in the development of class expectations concerning Zoom participation and camera usage… Read more Improving the Classroom Agreement Process
The 2021/2022 school year has begun! While I am excited about the upcoming adventure, I am not excited about starting… Read more Involve Students in Decisions about Improving Participation
Online teaching is not ideal. In fact, it’s downright lame. But, that doesn’t mean there weren’t any upsides to being… Read more On Zoom or in the Classroom, Provide Students with a Communication Backchannel
As the Tokyo Olympics approach, I have been seeing more and more ads and news stories about the preparations that… Read more Olympic Reminder – Excellence is a Journey
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
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!
I’ve been struggling with one of my online middle school classes lately. One of my classes is fine – we… Read more Engagement Things