Category Archives: Teacher Learning

What You Need to Know about Taking Tickets in Class

“May I have your ticket, please?”  When I hear this question I envision a train full of passengers with a conductor, in a blue suit and flat topped hat, walking… Read more »

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 »

It’s Good for Students To Struggle

Quit being the rescuer of your students. When they struggle, hold back and let them struggle.  They need to build grit.  No, I’m not saying that you should just let… 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 »

Job Interview Tips

Do your homework, don’t be afraid to brag a little, be prepared for questions about racial competency, show your confidence, and smile. That is what I would say to anyone… Read more »