teach

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]

The Great Teacher Manifesto

January 15, 2019

Do you have a public declaration of your intentions as a teacher? I’m betting that you don’t. Years ago, I wrote a mission statement for my teaching. “To help every student develop to his or her full potential. To develop intellectual [Keep Reading]

10 Ways to Bring Out the Best in Your Students

December 18, 2018

I was inspired to write today’s Teaching Tip post from a book I read by Cynthia Tobias. You Can’t Make Me (But I Can Be Persuaded) was not written with teachers in mind. It was meant to help parents deal with strong-willed children. [Keep Reading]

4 Ideas to Truly Connect With Students

December 11, 2018

I just read You Can’t Make Me [But I Can Be Persuaded] by Cynthia Ulrich Tobias. The book is meant to help parents deal with strong-willed children but I see all sorts of applications for teachers within these pages. Tobias notes that parents [Keep Reading]

Teacher Hashtags and Inspiration

December 4, 2018

The ending of The Kindergarten Teacher has been haunting me. I don’t want to spoil it for you though as I am sure there are many people who have not yet seen the film. I wrote about it last week and how it can inspire us to nurture the talent [Keep Reading]

Nurture Talent in Your Classroom

November 27, 2018

This weekend, I watched a film on Netflix entitled, The Kindergarten Teacher. There are plenty of movies about inspirational teachers who truly make a difference in the lives of their students and community. This is not one of those movies. The [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]
1 2 3 30