My Learning Forward Experience

My Learning Forward Experience

Early this month, my school division provided me with the amazing opportunity to attend the Learning Forward 2015 Annual Conference in Washington, D.C. Learning Forward is the only association devoted exclusively to advancing professional learning for student success....
20 Teaching Tips:  High-Energy Students

20 Teaching Tips: High-Energy Students

I’ve always had a special place in my heart for high-energy students.  I admire their enthusiasm and how they always seem to show up to class ready to bring it.  Monday morning, rain or shine, while I’m waiting for my caffeine buzz to kick in from the Coke...
Instead of “NO”, Try…

Instead of “NO”, Try…

NO!  STOP!  DON’T! Students hate to hear it. Teachers wish they didn’t have to say it. But, do negative words such as these really even work? And, when does “no” lose its luster? I’m reminded of just how much disciplinarians overuse these...
Edcamp:  Voice and Choice

Edcamp: Voice and Choice

Have you ever participated in an Edcamp? I got the chance to serve as a facilitator in a few this past summer and it didn’t take long for me to realize what an incredibly valuable PD model Edcamps are for educators. If you like personalized learning...
18 Animal Videos for PreK-3

18 Animal Videos for PreK-3

Animals are an essential part of most early education science programs.  Here is a collection of 18 instructional animal videos and songs for PreK-3 learners, covering topics such as habitats, body coverings, methods of movement, food chains, hibernation, migration,...

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