Schools generate lots of data about students. We gather data through tests and assignments. We gather data through classroom observation.… Read more PD Day? How About a Data Dive Day?!
This weekend is the annual conference for the National Council for the Social Studies. There, more than 3000 educators will… Read more History: The Stories Matter
My new school is really focused on teacher collaboration. They have structured schedules such that subjects, at least in the… Read more Some Appreciation for Collaboration
Usually, this time of year, I would be writing posts about getting organized for the new year. I would talk… Read more Strategies for Successfully Integrating into a New School
This particular post may not go over with my current/former administrators. I hope they don’t take it too personally! But,… Read more Time for More Teacher-Centered Meetings?
The ups, downs, twists and turns in my life have provided me with a unique perspective on technology and my… Read more Parenting & Teaching: Being Smart With Your Smartphone
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…And So is Next Year! Get Ready Now
Warning: This is a VERY long post. I apologize for all the detail, but – then again – I won’t… Read more Student Misbehavior: Avoiding Work Because They Can’t Do the Work
Data can be used to measure the effectiveness of our instruction and assessment practices. Recently, I decided to apply the… Read more Data-Driven Wellness
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