By far and without question, the number one advancement in my 22 years in the classroom has been the improvement of technology. I laugh about my first year teaching because I can still remember advancing the filmstrip projector in my classroom as the cassette tape beeped.Read more "Become amazing with SOME technology"
“If you are like me, you also receive a lot of emails that you definitely do NOT want to receive. However, somewhere along the line you signed up for them, intentionally or not. Summer is good time, when you do check your emails, to work through the inbox and UNSUBSCRIBE to the lots of emails that you may get.”Read more "Your Inbox – How to manage school email on summer break"
No, it doesn’t fit into your state curriculum. It’s not in the “Standards” or the “Frameworks”, however if you are in any way trying to make great connections with students (what teacher worth their salt isn’t?), I think it is a MUST in your year.Read more "Your MOST important :20 minutes of teaching that no one talks about"
Students from our Ornithology class birding outside of the classroom. 2/27/17 Scituate, MA With the coming of the beautiful weather and turning the corner to spring, I hope you will consider getting your students outside for a change of venue and enhanced learning experience. There is plenty of supportive evidence that is out […]Read more "Get students outside, somehow!"
A number of years ago I started playing music before my students walk into my high school classroom, just to alleviate the awkwardness and angst that is sometimes associated with walking into class on the first day. Over the years, I have now continued to use it before every class, every day. When I go […]Read more "Music Will Change Your Classroom"