Category Archives: Student Learning

Do I Really Hate Team Building?

“I hate it when they make us do team building activities in our back to school staff development days!”  I’ve read all sorts of memes about that.  There’s just something… Read more »

Using Social Media to Engage Your Students

Today’s students are all about social media.  If it’s not Instagram, it’s Snapchat, Twitter, or Facebook.  If it weren’t for school rules regarding phone usage in school, we may never… Read more »

How to use Concentric Circles for Meaningful Discussions

Have you ever tried speed dating?  I have not, but I hear that it can be quite an event.  It was created with the idea that it would save the… Read more »

Bring Engagement to your Classroom Gallery

Before you hangs various framed images of seascapes, historical times, graphic design and timely works of art.  You take in the image; paying close attention to the details, noticing shadows… Read more »

Must I Stand and Deliver or Turn and Talk?

As anyone in the world of education, today, will tell you, we have changed a great deal since the classrooms of the twentieth century.  We have moved away from the… Read more »

Intelligent Entrepreneurs and Engineers were not Expected

Are you a STEM (Science Technology Engineering Math)  school?  Are you thinking of bringing more STEM to your school?  It’s definitely building in the world of education. In today’s world… Read more »

Launching a Math Lesson to Increase Rigor and Struggle

I was speaking with a colleague that teaches kindergarten the other day. She and I were talking about how much kindergarten has changed.  It was just 5 years ago that… Read more »

The Unique Iditarod Brings Excitement about Learning

  “The Last Great Race” takes place in Alaska each winter.  Numerous strong and amazing men and women gear up their sleds and tether in their dogs in order to… Read more »

Imagination is More Important than Knowledge.

  “I’m not very creative.”  This easily may be a frequent thought for several of our students, especially those who generally prefer to work alone.  These students, whose strongest learning… Read more »

What Did You Learn In School Today?

Do you know where your students’ learning is going? Do you know what you truly want them to learn each day?  What is the purpose of your lesson?  Let’s hope… Read more »