Posts by Jennifer
The Time I Made a Fart Sound During a Test
All thirty of them jerked their heads up at once and stared at me, mouths open. For a moment the air was still while they tried to process what had just happened.
Repairing Harm: A Better Alternative to Punishment
Exclusionary punishments don’t really change behavior. Having students work to repair the harm done by their actions can be much more effective.
How One Makerspace is Meeting Students’ Social-Emotional Needs
Explore the high school makerspace that serves as a stigma-free center where students can solve problems they have inside or outside the classroom.
How to Spot Dyslexia, and What to Do Next
Learn the traits that might indicate dyslexia in students and what you can do inside and outside the classroom to better support these students.
How World Language Teaching Has Evolved
French class doesn’t look the same as it did when you were in school. These six key shifts have changed world language instruction for the better.
Tips for Starting a Podcast
Producing your own podcast is easier than you might think. This list of tools, processes, and general advice will get you started.
Let’s Make Better Slideshows
A lot of you are out there giving lectures, presentations, and workshops, and your slideshows need work. These seven tips will help.
When You Get Nothing But Crickets
The reasons your students (or audience members) aren’t participating the way you want them to, and some new things you can try to get a better response.