I experimented with a graphic organizing tool in an effort to improve student writing organization. But, what I found was… Read more Graphic Organizing Tools – They May Have More Impact Than You Think
I love my online professional learning communities. I am very active on Twitter and, until I heard that it was… Read more Online PLC vs Face-to-Face PLC
I was at an ice hockey game recently and had to endure a vocal fan sitting nearby who was shouting… Read more Is Sharing Really Caring?
It’s just a few days until my school’s Christmas break. But, if I can help it, my students will never… Read more How the Grinch Teacher Avoided Holiday Countdowns
As an international educator, one of the scariest challenges I face is recruiting. Overseas teachers don’t spend their whole career… Read more In Praise of Recruiting
One day I was at an assembly, watching the Art department showcase student work. After their presentation, the middle school… Read more Bring History to Life at Your School Assemblies
I have the honor to present at the Tri-Association 37th Annual Educators’ conference in Santo Domingo, at the amazing Carol… Read more Tri-Association Presentation – Growth Mindset (Links Inside)
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