Thinking back to my education as a child and even as an adult, taking a class meant that we were learning together in the same physical space. Students went to a classroom, listened to the teacher, had a desk and followed a schedule. Each day had a routine, learning and activities were mostly confined to […]Read more "Guest Post via @RDene915: Edumatch – Power of Connecting and Learning, wherever..whenever"
Blending hip-hop into the curriculum.Read more "Guest Post via @mskirksey4: “Back in the day when I was in pre-service…"
via Catherine Barrett (@ReadersLeadPD) “When a principal sneezes, the whole school catches a cold.” –Todd Whitaker Teachers have a high-temperature fever this summer, 2017. Nothing is deceiving about the fever. The condition of high-temperature fever: #FlipGridFever, possibly leading toward a sneeze, developing into a cold. Summertime: the calendar time teachers earn re-certification credentials and fine […]Read more "Guest Post via @ReadersLeadPD: The Fever Called #FlipGrid"
As we enter this final stretch of the school year, spring fever is in the air and everyone is eager for summer vacation. Warm and sunny days make for beautiful weather, but the classroom climate can be quite tempestuous as students are ready for the school year to be over. They slouch in their seats, […]Read more "Guest post via @amgonza: Small Changes for the Final Stretch of the School Year"
Sometimes you get tired of the “new” thing in education. Well, I was tired of hearing, reading, and/or discussing “STEM” or “STEAM”, whichever you prefer. I really didn’t understand what the big deal was until we participated in Jen Wagner’s “Marble Run Challenge.” Now don’t get me wrong, my kids code, we integrate tech, etc, […]Read more "Guest Post via @BriteEyes49: “The Marble Run Challenge!”- STEMazing!"
I’m just wrapping up my eighteenth year of teaching English Language Arts. For the first seventeen, I taught in a pretty predictable, traditional manner: assign a book, a reading schedule, give quizzes, poster projects, assign essays, administer exams, and show the movie. This year was so different. In September, I started the workshop model in […]Read more "Guest Post via @SwinehartJulie: Three Do’s and Don’ts of Implementing Readers Workshop"
The title says it all!!! One of my main priorities as an instructional coach is to develop capacity in teachers and therefore impact student learning. As I reflect (and I do that a lot) on this school year as it gets closer and closer to ending, I can’t help but be proud of the work […]Read more "Guest Post via @ndnred: Instructional Coaching and Student Work"