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Hundreds of great teaching tips, lessons, and inspiration from my classroom to yours. Browse the archive page to find something you can use in your teaching practice or scroll down to see all of the posts. [Keep Reading]

Teacher Hacks for Missed Work and Lost Items

November 13, 2018

Being organized as a teacher is very important. Here are a few great ideas that you might find useful. Missed Work Having a missed work file is great. Having one that students can access without having to bug you is even better. It takes a little [Keep Reading]

First Contact with First Nations

November 6, 2018

Teaching has taken me to some incredible places and let me experience all sorts of new things. I have learned a lot in my career and continue to do so. That is what my Teaching Tip Series is all about. This year, I started working for a new school [Keep Reading]

Unanswered Questions and Curiosity

October 30, 2018

One day, a little girl looked up towards the night sky and asked, “How did all those stars get up there?” Her dad replied, “We don’t really know.” She thought for a moment and then asked, “How did I get [Keep Reading]

Transform School Band Concerts

April 17, 2018

Nicole Kmoch wrote an incredible piece for the Smart Music Educator blog entitled “Perform Early, Perform Often: The Power of Informance.” She believes, “performing early and often can be a great way to reduce the anxiety students [Keep Reading]

Teaching with the Olympic Games

February 20, 2018

I have been having a lot of fun incorporating the Winter Olympics into my English ESL classes. Part of the curriculum deals with Canadian culture and this seemed like a great opportunity to explore different areas of the country. Research I asked [Keep Reading]

Feeding Your Flame (Student Writing Activity)

February 13, 2018

Last week’s Will Smith video response activity was a success. I decided to try it again with another of his Instagram videos. This one has a few harsh phrases or words that might not be appropriate for your classroom (please watch it before [Keep Reading]

Students Working Together on Tests? (Brilliant!)

January 23, 2018

I subscribe to this ten-minute podcast series specifically meant for teachers. In this episode, a teacher shared a brilliant idea. After he gives his students a test, he has them retake it in groups. This lets them discuss the questions and the [Keep Reading]

Teach Like TED

December 5, 2017

Every now and then I read a book that has nothing to do with education and I see the work in a way that the author probably never intended. Talk Like TED by Carmine Gallo is an examination of what makes some of the best TED talks successful. Gallo [Keep Reading]
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