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June 19, 2016

10 Lessons Learned From Harry Potter

Like with all good literature, there are many themes and lessons we can learn and apply to our every day lives... Harry Potter is no exception

May 08, 2016

How Being a Mom Changed My Teaching

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?

March 01, 2016

Help Students Understand the Emotional Impact of Change

Who do your students most align with, the positivity that joy espouses or the need to think deeply about the weight of the world that sadness reminds us exists? Perhaps it's disgust or fear or anger... whichever it is, be mindful that they need each other to be a whole.

January 07, 2016

I Still Read to My 10-Year-Old Son

Reading is the most effective way to develop vocabulary, voice and enrich brain development. As an English teacher, I can tell my readers in their writing as there is a delicate complexity that exists that is harder to teach. The earlier we can get students excited about words, the better their chance of being successful in life. Not necessarily only reading literature, students have so much to choose from now. Encourage them to read it all or whatever inspires them.

December 15, 2015

Education Drugs: Learning on Steroids

"I have no doubt that some kids who take ADHD drugs will suffer from side effects. If education is a sport, it's time to clean it up. Stop giving drugs to kids who can't sit still. Teachers need to create classrooms where kids can stand and move about so that they don't stick out as kids who can't sit still." Read on to see what guest writer Dr Douglas Green has to say about medication in education.

November 12, 2015

Getting Students Ready For Portfolio Conferences

Parent teacher conferences as they once existed no longer work for the 21st century learner. It's time to empower the students to share their learning with parents in a safe and neutral environment.

August 20, 2015

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.

November 21, 2014

Parents React to a Classroom Without Grades

How do parents feel about giving up grades? Read here to find out tips and reactions from parents.

November 14, 2014

When to Say When With Homework

Are our current beliefs about daily homework in fact a myth? What is the point of homework in your classroom?

September 24, 2014

Be Present While Building Relationships

It's easy to allow other daily activities to take precedence, as the burden of the days grow longer and the incessant call for data increases. But what good is all that information, if the people it's supposed to serve aren't really getting what they need... our attention? As educators, we always have to put the students' needs first.

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