Teaching At Its Best


Developing and Reinforcing Responsibility in Your Students

Developing and Reinforcing Responsibility in Your Students


What Assessment Really Means

What Assessment Really Means


I remember when, in my first year of teaching, I decided that Fahrenheit 451 would be a good choice for…

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A Fresh Look at the First Day of School

A Fresh Look at the First Day of School


The first day of school is fast approaching, and with it, the question of what you’re going to do on…

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Be an Inspiration for Organization!

Be an Inspiration for Organization!


As teachers, we all want our students to be organized. We want them to be able to find any supply…

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Making the Most of the End of Summer

Making the Most of the End of Summer


Maybe you saw the first one in mid-July, or just a few days ago. Maybe you saw it in early July,…

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5 Tips for Using Fidget Toys in the Classroom (and Staying Sane!)

5 Tips for Using Fidget Toys in the Classroom (and Staying Sane!)


Love them or hate them, fidget toys are one of the latest fads to storm the world of education. These little…

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In Defense of Fidget Spinners

In Defense of Fidget Spinners


If you work in a school, you probably know what a fidget spinner is.  You may have even seen other…

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How Mindset Can Transform Your Math Class

How Mindset Can Transform Your Math Class


One of the things I truly enjoy about teaching is that I also enjoy learning, and decades into my teaching…

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Strategies for When Teaching Gets Tough

Strategies for When Teaching Gets Tough


Teacher burnout. Unfortunately, this is too common in our profession. I think back over my years of teaching and think…

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