Same Team, Different Buildings

Making the transition from the elementary school to the high school can be difficult for students. This transition can be easier if teachers communicate more freely between buildings. Here are some ideas for high school teachers to build bridges with elementary school...

Realigning Our Moral Compass

Liam slowly works on a Number Sense assessment, as I gently prompt him to focus on the print. Suddenly he looks at me and discloses, “I should have studied.” “Wise words,” I reply. “Tell me more…” Jillian turns to Sophie and says, “It`s better to say `This is my idea....

Caught in the Learning Loop

I am addicted to learning. Ever since I can remember I have loved to learn. Growing up I excelled at reading, grew to love writing (here I am) and found myself constantly setting new goals of things that “one day” I wanted to learn (or learn to do). These days I find...

What About Teachers?

As a teacher, I spend a lot of time thinking about what a 21stcentury classroom looks like for my students. I consider the importance of choice and collaboration. I contemplate the options of tools and the use of social media. These are all important considerations...

My Three Goals

While this school year is quickly coming to an end, I can’t help but think about next year. As I started brainstorming ideas for my grade team planning meeting tomorrow, I formulated some of my own goals for the new school year. Here are three of my goals: 1. Explore...

8 New Ways to End Your Year With Love

Leaving my classroom in June with only the necessary duties done (stacking desks, counted books, key turned in) made me feel so empty when the new year started. That is why I added the following items to my year end duties with love: Organize your “Nice File”-A nice...