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Embracing Diversity

Embracing diversity is an essential element of a good school! Let’s help students understand how important it is to accept the differences in each other as we learn to “swim … Continue reading

September 16, 2014 · Leave a comment

Technology Second

      I discovered this great photo on twitter over the weekend, and it encapsulates what teachers do to ensure learning happens first. Technology is a tool that we … Continue reading

September 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

Identifying Good Schools

In August, 2014, Washington Post writer, Jay Mathews, shared an article that he wrote 14 years ago offering advice to parents about ways to identify good schools. Given the changes … Continue reading

September 14, 2014 · 3 Comments

Do’s and Don’t of Classroom Management: Resources from Edutopia

Educators everywhere know how important it is to establish systems and procedures¬†within the classroom. Even with this knowledge, managing a classroom can be one of the most challenging things for … Continue reading

September 14, 2014 · 3 Comments

Classroom Strategies to Foster a Growth Mindset

Like so many educators, each year I search for new and creative ways to inspire, motivate, and challenge my students. What I have discovered during¬†the course of my career is … Continue reading

September 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

Something to Smile About

A little humor after a great opening week. tlb Source (#edchat)

September 12, 2014 · Leave a comment

Will Google Classroom Evolve?

  As many of you know, I have been promoting the use of Google Classroom for many months. Since I hope to always provide a balanced perspective regarding any programs … Continue reading

September 9, 2014 · 2 Comments
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