Pause for a moment and think about your favorite authors from childhood. Maybe it was Dr. Seuss or Gary Paulsen, or perhaps you loved Cli...
The weather has been amazing here in Virginia, and signs of Spring are emerging. In fact, I've even seen daffodils blooming, so it&#...
How do you build up your kids before testing begins? Do you post positive messages? Do you give out smarties, mints, or lifesavers? Maybe ...
Earth day is just around the corner, but why not start a little early with your celebrations. After all, ecology is important all day e...
Teaching students to think at a high level is the key to deep understandings. We want our students thinking, discussing, applying, c...
Do you start your days with morning meetings? Morning meetings are a great time to review previously taught lessons, work on community b...
Let's face it. Teaching vocabulary can be just plain redundent and boring unless you have a deep repertoire of teaching options. As ...
A while back, I began a series on developing vocabulary, and I thought I'd jump back into it with post number three.  I am...
Do you find it difficult to explain the difference between an inference and a conclusion? If so, you are not alone. At lunch yesterd...
I was in deep focus mode trying to get my kiddos to understand an important math  concept with Travis, a very bright and energetic ...