13 Tips For Writing College Recommendations That Rock

You've been asked to write a recommendation for a student you taught three years ago. You aren't sure why he asked you because you didn't have a great relationship and frankly, you don't have anything great to say. What do you do? Read on to find out.


School Supply Necessities: Making a List

What's on your must have list?


Revision Is Necessary for Learning

Have you ever captured the writing unicorn? Most writers seldom write perfectly during the first draft. Writing is a process that requires tenacity, but there are tips to make it easier. Check this out


What I Learned From Being a Baseball Mom That Will Make Me a Better Teacher

Teachers can learn a lot from watching kids play ball. We can't control kids, we can only nurture their talents. This is the same in the classroom. Read on to hear how being a baseball mom has helped my teaching.


5 Steps for Building Trust in a Hybrid Teacher/Coach Role

School communities are build on trust. In order to be successful in a coaching capacity, I will need to be present for my colleagues and help them understand that I'm all about them.


The Arts: One More Victim of Common Core Testing - Part 3

In this conclusion to Dr. Green's three part series, he discusses drama and music and how to add value to education for life. Please read this and the other two parts in the series which can be found on this blog.


Overworked and Undermotivated at the End of the Summer

Two weeks ago it felt like there was an infinite amount of time to complete summer "tasks" and still have time to relax and get ready for school.


14 Years of Teaching and Still 'Green'

What do you want to work on this year? Consider where you can continue to grow. Here are some suggestions.


The Arts: One More Victim of Common Core Testing - Part 2

This is the second part of a three part series by Dr. Douglas Green. Stay tuned for next week when Dr. Green finishes up talking about drama and music. If you haven't checked out part one yet, it ran last week on August 2nd.


... And Then It Didn't Save, a Cautionary Tale

Have you ever accidentally deleted all of your work? Not the best feeling in the world. Here are some tips of how not to do that!


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