We Were Meant to be Teachers!

Classroom Management Strategies and other Teacher Worthy Ideas

How Do You Make a Boring Lesson Exciting and Interesting?

So, you have to teach basic Algebra, Reading Fluency, History of the Civil War?  How can you make these lessons far more interesting and challenging?  Simply stated, make the lessons … Continue reading

October 24, 2016 · Leave a comment

How do you Shift from Surviving to Thriving as a Teacher?

So, you’ve been teaching now for almost 3 months.  How are you doing?  If you’re like most teachers, you’ve won some battles, figured out some students, are getting more sleep … Continue reading

October 24, 2016 · Leave a comment

Want to spend some time in Finland in November?

I’m not kidding.  Finland has long been the most progressive and successful public education system in the world!  Have you ever wondered why they are so successful?  Could it be … Continue reading

October 22, 2016 · Leave a comment

Are Children People?

Of course, they are!  But do they really feel like people or just ignored and/or tolerated? Here’s an article that was featured in the Reader’s Digest, September 1926 (yes, 1926) … Continue reading

October 7, 2016 · Leave a comment

How can Homeschooling High School Be Made Easier?

I usually thought that I absolutely had no talent or enough brains to home school my sons when they were high school age.  So, we used videos from a local … Continue reading

October 1, 2016 · Leave a comment

How do you get your students to think and discuss during book reading?

It seemed that I always had one student who just wanted to always be involved in my Center or Classroom discussions, but what about the other 17?  They instinctively knew … Continue reading

September 28, 2016 · Leave a comment

Autism and Consequences?

One of the first behaviors that toddlers have to learn is that every action has a consequence.  You hit your head again and again on a brick chimney, you’ll cry … Continue reading

September 23, 2016 · Leave a comment

Bouncy Bands for Fidgety Feet – Search No More

I usually don’t promote products on my blog but these are wonderful and not very expensive.  How many times have you noticed that children just need to bounce and move … Continue reading

September 22, 2016 · Leave a comment

Online Unit Study about Elections in our Country

Because our Presidential Election is coming up in a very short time, I thought I’d re-post this article.  You’re welcome. Are you a home school family?  Are you teaching students … Continue reading

September 17, 2016 · Leave a comment

Coding for Children to Learn?

Have you ever wondered how even young children can learn not only how to use computers but also to code them?  I just found a website that mentions several products … Continue reading

September 15, 2016 · Leave a comment