Learning should spark curiosity and give us a yearning to know and experience more. This curated list of interactive learning tools provides activities for all core subjects across grade levels preschool through year 12.
Teachers in public schools in America face tremendous challenges and obstacles. And the work can be lonely and isolating at times as most of us are confined to our classrooms throughout the day. Finding ways to connect with like-minded adults who are also doing the divine work of educating today's youth requires a bit of out of the box thinking. Here's my take.
Pushing through challenges helps us become people who are full of good things like determination, commitment, and kindness. It's not easy, I know. But the work is worth it.
I don't know about you, but around 4pm on Sundays, I start a brief period of melancholy. I can feel the weekend coming to a close, and I'm bracing myself for the week ahead... teaching lessons that require a lot of emotional energy, wading through difficult situations with students and their parents, balancing work and … Continue reading The Sunday Night Struggle Bus
When educators talk about culture in their classrooms, what exactly does that mean? How does culture impact the learning environment? Has "classroom culture" become another buzz-phrase in the teacher world, just another thing to put on a teacher's to-do list? Over the past eight years, I've taught in classrooms filled with students who had at … Continue reading Classroom Culture and Why It Matters