When you are setting up your classroom at the start of the year, it is tempting to fill those blank… Read more Actionable Anchor Charts
A few months back I wrote a post about student stress and how we, the teachers, are causing it. Through… Read more Teacher Stress: It’s a Thing and We Need to Deal With It
Last summer I wrote and published two children’s books. One is entitled The Yucky Ducky and the other is The Mischievous… Read more Choose Books and Words that Challenge Your Students
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 – Time to Prepare for Next Year
Recently, my students and I (yes, I am learning too!) were exploring life in medieval Japan, focusing on a period… Read more A Capital Activity!
I was talking to my middle school students about their busy lives. Many of my students have a full day… Read more More Class Balance Means Less Student Stress
I was teaching a unit on medieval Japan and we were exploring the lives of Japanese uji, or noble families.… Read more Deepening Understanding Through Fashion
I was doing a lesson on medieval Japan and I wanted to check student understanding on a particular idea. We… Read more Using Memes to Check Understanding
According to the Ministry of Education for the Province of Alberta, Canada, curriculum is the what that students need to… Read more Hidden Curriculum: What Are You Really Teaching?
My professional philosophy of education changed forever on the day I learned of the Growth Mindset concept by Carol Dweck.… Read more How Growth Mindset Changed My Frigid, Rigid Ways