Survive & Thrive
You can enjoy teaching. But first, you must survive. How? Just organize, plan, and simplify. Then it's time to thrive. Learn new things. Engage your students. And finally - dive in!
Differentiation occurs in three ways: content, process, and product. First, teachers can alter the resources students use. That’s easy. Second, they can vary what kids can do. Finally, teachers can…Read More
Wondering how to establish classroom rules? Develop them together. To begin, remind the class of your number one priority: learning. Ask them to brainstorm a list of conditions in which…Read More
Student learning. Whose responsibility is it anyway? Unfortunately, this question can cause a lot of finger pointing. Read on for three reasons that explain why teachers are responsible. (more…)Read More
Wondering how to deal with difficult students in the classroom? Yep, they can ruin a school year. To prevent that, take these steps. First, use proactive strategies to fend off…Read More
Student contracts can solve classroom problems. When a child is floundering, try this. First, schedule a three-way meeting. Discuss problems in a kind, matter-of-fact way. Second, as a group, create…Read More
What is teacher metacognition? When you use it in morning reflection, it powerfully directs your day. You don’t need to get up earlier or change your routine. Instead, just shift your…Read More