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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]

How and Why You Should Say Sorry

February 19, 2019

Here’s a tweet that caught my attention last week. Here’s how to apologize: 1. Look them in the eye. 2. Explain why you are sorry. 3. Acknowledge why they were hurt. 4. Tell them what you will do differently next time. [Keep Reading]

Twitter, Math, and Pizza!

February 12, 2019

This simple Twitter post got quite a bit of traction last month. It received over 72,000 likes, 30,000 retweets, and over 1.500 comments. Here’s a useful counterintuitive fact: one 18 inch pizza has more ‘pizza’ than two 12 inch [Keep Reading]

Quotes Come Alive with Zen Pencils

February 5, 2019

Zen Pencils – Cartoon Quotes From Inspirational Folks by Gavin Aung Than There are a lot of quotation books on the market, but none are quite like this. The creator of this book takes some of the most inspirational quotes and turns them into [Keep Reading]

Other Teachers’ Ideas

January 29, 2019

Here are some great ideas I found online that you can use in your classroom. I’ve linked to the original article or blog I found the idea and attached a short description. GeoGuessr This is a game that has students exploring random places on [Keep Reading]

The 10:20:30 Rule

January 22, 2019

In his book, The Art of the Start 2.0: The Time-Tested, Battle-Hardened Guide for Anyone Starting Anything, Guy Kawasaki gives some great advice regarding presentations. His tips are meant for business men and women when giving pitches, but I think [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]
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