Ending The School Year With Gratitude - Ten Things I Love About My School
Gratitude is good for you. I admit, I feel pretty good after typing up this list. What would you place on your school gratitude list?
Schools Out For The Summer
Topics for this week include teacher turnover rates, the power of exit tickets, and using book clubs to promote social and emotional growth.
The Negative Impact of High Teacher Turnover Rates on Students and Schools: What's Lost When a Teacher Leaves a School
When you are playing the game of catching up it’s hard to spend the time needed to improve teaching and school systems. This leads to burnout.
Topics for this week include celebrating great teachers, technology in schools, and tips for improving focus and movement.
Memorial Day: Honoring and Remembering Fallen Soldiers - Teaching and Learning Resources and Interesting Facts
For the past 24 years, I’ve taught social studies to 8th graders. We’ve studied the American Civil War, World War I, and World War II. Here are some Memorial Day resources I've found useful.
Watch and Learn
Topics include motivating students, underqualified teachers, and living a meaningful life.
The Benefits of Interactive Videos in the Classroom: Enhancing Instruction, Building Independence, and Empowering Students
Interactive video can be used at all levels and in different ways to build independence, free up teachers for small group instruction, and give students the opportunity to learn at their own pace.
🤔 Building Strength
Here are some recent snippets from my weekly review. Each week I look back and record what I've been thinking, reading, and experiencing in the classroom and in life. Think, Learn, Share, Repeat.
What the Greek Freak Taught Me About the End of the School Year
It's important to remember that we don't get to choose the exact time that someone else grows or improves. Teachers, more often than not, will not know the full impact they've had on the lives of their students.
Take it Outside
Topics for this week include nature-based learning, positive affirmations, and reflecting in public.