The Beauty of Letting Go

Do you order the same exact dish from your favorite restaurant every single time? Do you listen to the same music or watch the same […]

Googlizing a unit: Part 1

Image:Langwitches Last month, I mentioned in a post that I had attended the San Diego GAFE Summit. During this conference, two sessions really stood out to me: […]

Googlizing a unit: Part 2

Last week I featured Googlizing a unit: Part 1, where I outlined the first part of a multidisciplinary unit that incorporates several Google apps. This week’s […]

Rethinking worksheets and student engagement

I clearly remember all of my amazing plans when my students first received their iPads. They were all going to use Evernote to keep digital […]

Figuring out feedback: Part 1

Every educator understands that one of the most important keys to student learning and growth is effective feedback. It can be a formative or summative […]

Figuring out feedback: Part 2

Last week I wrote a post entitled “Figuring out feedback: Part 1” and looked into a new way of giving feedback via screencasting. It was very labor-intensive, […]

Hitting a wall: when it seems like nothing is working

“The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting different results”. -Albert Einstein Educators know that all-too-familiar feeling of desperately trying […]

Throwback Thursday: the end of the first grading period

I love looking back to reflect on what works and what doesn’t.  Like giant shoulder pads didn’t work. Flannel shirts and Doc Martens absolutely did.  […]

#Dontstayinschool: an interesting message

I love it when I stumble upon something so provocative that I have to blog about it! I was originally going to blog about the […]

Acting the fool

I’ll be the first to admit that I’m not a very serious person at school. In fact, I would say that I’m the perfect middle school […]

Grumblings about grammar

Why I switched to English Language Arts In a past life, I used to teach band. In fact, I was a competitive pianist for all […]

Making the grade

I received an email today at 7:09 AM from a parent: Mrs. Lepre, why aren’t you using the traditional grades in your class? What does […]

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