No doubt about it–video is a powerful learning tool. Here are three quick tips to improve the quality of the YouTube videos you share with your students.
After reading a blog post about the benefits of reading a book a week, I decided to give it a try this school year. I’ve got shelves full of professional […]
Unlike business leaders (and principals), teachers don’t get to choose who gets on our bus, and we can’t alter the destination, but we do have a lot of control over how we get there.
A month ago, I had a stack of unfinished books at least eight inches high by my bed, another unfinished book in my school bag, a few by my desk at school, and too many to count in my Kindle.
A few “tricks up your sleeve” to use for last-minute sub plans, a few spare minutes, or when the copy machine breaks.
Take some time to think about what we do, why we do it, and how we can do it better next year.
During 5th period on Friday, I walked up to the front office to check my mailbox and deliver some paperwork to the school secretary. I watched as a student sauntered […]
Despite our emphasis on data, it’s the kids in our classrooms that really count.
For years, I’ve known the best way to increase a student’s vocabulary is to help him/her see the ways the word parts work together to create meaning. Our current vocabulary […]
Nine poems to kick off your school year.