"When I was student teaching, I gave it my all, consistently working thirteen hour days, and I’d find myself crying out of stress at least once a week. But is that lifestyle sustainable? Heck no. And I’m not going to let myself get like that again."
A parent wants to know if she should honor her son's request to opt out of extra math so he can take an elective with his friends. What should she do?
Many teachers are confused about how to convert rubric feedback into grades or points. Even if you are moving away from traditional grades, you still may be required to supply them. Here's my process.
Mnemonics help us remember things: Roy G. Biv, Every Good Boy Does Fine. But there's one you may not have heard of, and it might be the coolest one of all.
Teachers are not short on problems. But you don't have to wait for a committee or a bigger budget to start solving them. Take these 3 hacks, for example...
Many schools use PLCs for teacher collaboration, but whether they really fit that description is up for debate. Here are 5 ways to tell if your PLC isn't living up to its name.
Too many icebreakers require students to take massive social risks with people they barely know. Or they don't really help students get to know each other. Or they are just plain cheesy.
Here are three that are actually good.
Some of our most common practices in classrooms, music studios, and athletic fields are actually pretty ineffective ways to learn. So what should we be doing instead?
No one likes it when an administrator plays favorites. But what if the favorite is you?
If you've never been to the ISTE conference—or if you've never even heard of ISTE—this overview will help you understand what all the fuss is about.
Now that we have your calendar sorted out, let's talk about those pieces of paper you've got scattered all over your desk, your kitchen counter, or wherever you stick them. Evernote can get all of that under control.
To stand before children is a rare privilege. In every minute we spend together, they will learn something. Whatever it is we put before them, they will learn from it.
It's time to add dogfooding -- the practice of using your own product as a consumer in order to find and fix the bugs -- to our own teaching practice.
A few months ago, I decided to give Google Calendar a serious try, and it has been awesome. Once you've integrated it into your life, you'll never want to go back to paper.
The list of ways a teacher can improve is a mile long. Since you can't do it all at once, here are eight paths you might take toward professional growth.
Time to take it to the next level! Introducing JumpStart: A structured, systematic course to help you build your confidence with educational technology.