As we continue to shift to blended/distance learning, many of us have discovered how easy it is to take the worksheets we created in Word (designed for the copy machine) […]
Whether we’re going back to school in person or virtually or some combination of the two, I think we can all agree that our job from the start is two-fold: […]
Regardless of where we are located, it’s looking like we should be prepared for some form of distance learning at some point next year. Last spring, one of the most […]
Students in my district are still scheduled to start school in person on August 17–at least those students who don’t, or can’t, choose one of the e-learning options. As teachers, […]
Relationships will be more important than ever this school year. Last spring, we were sent home for the fourth quarter in my district–like teachers and students across the world, we […]
We need to help our students dig deeper into the text. We want them to understand–to make connections, to be able to explain what they’ve read, to use this knowledge after they’ve left our classrooms.
Every morning I get up a few hours before anyone else in my house. I use this quiet time to read, think, write, and drink coffee–it’s my time. It’s also […]
The simplicity and flexibility of the simple single-point rubric make it a win-win for students and teachers.
“The most difficult thing is to try to forget what is in your memory and re-approach.”