Ditch those homework packets with family choice boards

Can we shift the homework culture while still bridging home-school connections? It's possible with family choice boards. Read on for examples, templates and ideas for […]

4 ways to power up your classroom this fall

Remember the joy you felt when you laid the last domino in a match, played the final card in the deck, and finally reached level […]

Creating student blogs with Wakelet

Writing sucks. That’s the essence of what so many kids express during writing time in school. In my experience, many children who could spend hours […]

How I used Project Based Learning to start a podcast

This past summer I had the opportunity to participate in a program called MERIT, which stands for Making Education Relevant through Innovative Teaching, in Los […]

10 ways to use emojis in the classroom

Emojis are the modern-day hieroglyphics. In fact, our students are sharing complete thoughts and complete stories in, get this…PICTURES. It’s true! Take a peek at […]

An educator’s guide to podcasting beyond the classroom

Other than AR or VR, podcasting is one of the more recent edtech tools that has made its way into the hands of educators. And […]

Slide into science: Demonstrating learning with Google Slides

With the introduction of new standards across different content areas, the focus of learning has moved beyond simply mastering content knowledge to applying skills within […]

3 creative ways to Ditch That Essay

What are your most memorable experiences throughout your middle school and high school career? I know, you are thinking about all the exciting and engaging […]

Books to Win! February Guest Blogger is Cristy Watson!

Books to Win! February Guest Blogger is Cristy Watson! Win one of two books!  Be entered to win one of two novels when you subscribe! […]

7 ways to ditch those traditional assessments

For a couple of years now I have been wondering if there is a better way to do summative assessments. Typically, in my district, we […]

Destroy the box

As educators, we’ve all heard the phrase, “think outside the box.” It is a great mantra for those who want to think about traditional teaching […]

Creating a blended Back to School Night

Last September, entering my sixteenth year of teaching, I realized I felt less excited than ever for Back to School Night. Over the years I […]

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