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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]

Teaching Tip Tuesday

February 3, 2009

Writers love alliteration, don’t they? I know that I do. That’s why I can’t think of a better reason than to start this new weekly series. I’ve actually been thinking about this for some time now. I know that my readership doesn’t consist [Keep Reading]

Thanks for Being Honest

December 7, 2008

Report card day was on Friday. Parents were supposed to drop in to the school at any time during the day to pick up their child’s report card and have a parent teacher interview. I put in a lot of time and effort to make sure that I was [Keep Reading]

My Teaching Mission Statement

August 25, 2008

“To help every student develop to his or her full potential. To develop intellectual potential and provide opportunities for social, ethical, emotional, physical, and aesthetic development of every child in my class, and by extension, the [Keep Reading]

A New Cereal on the Bookshelf

May 30, 2008

I think I’d like to try this cereal. The box really sells the product. Too bad it doesn’t exist. It was made up by one of my students as part of an assignment. She did an excellent job on it. The assignment was to create a cereal based on a [Keep Reading]

A+ Forget it! A’s are a Thing of the Past!

March 3, 2008

Earlier this year, I wrote an entry about the differences between coaching and teaching. I wished that teaching could be more like coaching in some aspects. I now see that there are too many differences between the two jobs. First off is the [Keep Reading]

How to Listen

September 5, 2007

Believe it or not, students need to be taught how to listen. Here is a poster I made up, (well actually I borrowed the idea from somewhere) to help focus on what we should do to listen well. Once again, being succinct is key. We listen with out eyes [Keep Reading]

Digital Woes

September 4, 2007

I took pictures of my first day of school that I wanted to post up here. After school was over and the students had left, I tried hooking my camera up to the computer to download the photos. I got an error message that said there was no data to [Keep Reading]
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