Tag Archives: student engagement

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 »

Back to School Sale!!

  Load up your shopping cart with those items that you’ve been wanting for the 2017-18 school year!  August 1-2 will be the annual Back to School Sale at Teachers… 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 »

This is the Amazing Teaching with the Iditarod

It’s nearly time for the annual Alaskan sled dog race from Anchorage, (or Fairbanks as it is this year) to Nome! This 1000 mile race challenges teams consisting of a… 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 »

Eleven Secrets for Making Testing Season Less Obnoxious

It’s standardized testing season.  Unlike Mother Nature’s seasons, this season is not looked forward to, especially by educators.  You can turn to just about any Facebook page, Twitter feed, or… Read more »