Month: August 2018

Advice for New and Old(er) Teachers

Advice for New and Old(er) Teachers

Tomorrow, I start back my 15th year of classroom teaching next to at least two teachers right out of the credential program. I love the “new blood” anticipation these new teachers have, the excitement of having your own classroom space, the optimism of changing...Read more ›
New Year, New Transitions (and Timers)

New Year, New Transitions (and Timers)

How often do you set a timer in order for students to complete a task? I know I do. Most often we find a timer online, set it to countdown mode, and project it for the students to see. The students then monitor their time and adjust accordingly. Okay, they don’t focus...Read more ›
Teaching Students to Innovate with Purpose

Teaching Students to Innovate with Purpose

“Is it going to be on the test?” “How many points is this worth?” Earlier this school year, my students asked questions like these whenever I introduced a new assignment and, needless to say, it was exasperating. At the same time, they were adjusting to having their...Read more ›