Technology has made it possible to give students that one on one attention and differentiation in ways that class time conferences may not be able to accomplish. Time is our most valuable commodity and as teachers, we just don't have that much of it. Using apps and other technology like Voxer makes it considerably easier to do the kinds of things we always want to do with our students.


Let's hope that schools will cooperate with students needing more time with high school level courses so they won't have to resort to this type of subterfuge. And if your high school is still pushing kids out to pay college tuition for high school courses, for god's sake do something about it. It isn't that complicated.


Academic research can be frustrating, but we must expose students to the library before they get to college to ensure success.


What happens when the message of your post is overshadowed by a discussion that forms from within it? Rather than dwell on the negative try to engage in a dialogue to move the conversation forward.


Being a parent has softened me in all of the right ways as far as my teaching is concerned. How has becoming a parent changed the way you teach?


Teaching isn't just a job to an educator, it's a calling. It's passion and commitment and a desire to amplify the voices and dreams of the many children whose lives touch them as much as the educator touches theirs. Happy Teacher Appreciation Week


To shift grading mindsets, it's important include students in the conversation about their grades.


Effective communication is a skill required in life, but not everyone is cut out to be an author. The qualities embedded in the writing process, however, are ones we all strive to use in our lives: tenacity, clarity, honesty, creativity to name a few


This is a shout out to any teacher who knows a tool worth sharing. Please take the time to share your favorite tools


As we plan our classes for students, we must consider their role in the learning. What are we putting in their hands and how can we do it as often as possible? All of school should be elective.


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