I was doing a lesson on medieval Japan and I wanted to check student understanding on a particular idea. We… Read more Using Memes as an Assessment Tool
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
When you were in school, did you ever create a “historical” document and then dip it in tea/coffee to give… Read more Aging documents project – take it to the next level with Aurasma (HP Reveal)
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