I feel so lucky to teach in a school district where I work with some of the best people, professionals and friends I could possibly imagine. However, establishing that relationship doesn’t just happen, it takes a lot of work. It takes a great deal of putting yourself out there to colleagues and making yourself somewhat […]Read more "Finding the Power of Positive Colleagues in the Midst of Anxiety and Depression"
One habit that I now use as a best practice is standing just outside my classroom door, every class, every day, as my students are walking out the door. A simple pleasant “Have a great day.” “Thanks for coming.” “Have an awesome weekend.” “Be safe this weekend.” This is what I like to call teacher […]Read more "Door Standing – The One Week Challenge"
Students from our Ornithology class birding outside of the classroom. 2/27/17 Scituate, MA With the coming of the beautiful weather and turning the corner to spring, I hope you will consider getting your students outside for a change of venue and enhanced learning experience. There is plenty of supportive evidence that is out […]Read more "Get students outside, somehow!"
A few years ago I started using the Remind App with all of my classes. Needless to say it has been a game changer in my teaching career. As most of us know, texting is the easiest, fastest and most effective way to communicate in 2017, particularly with middle and high school students. Other than […]Read more "Remind is Amazing!"
A number of years ago I started playing music before my students walk into my high school classroom, just to alleviate the awkwardness and angst that is sometimes associated with walking into class on the first day. Over the years, I have now continued to use it before every class, every day. When I go […]Read more "Music Will Change Your Classroom"