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How can you make your classroom inclusive and fair?

Over my many years of teaching, federal Inclusive requirements allowed for many blessings and some really hard teaching situations. For instance while teaching an elementary music class, one of the … Continue reading

November 17, 2017 · Leave a comment

Need resources for your STEM projects?

  Are you a teacher/home schooling parent who is looking for STEM lesson ideas?  How about ideas that help you encouraging women in STEM jobs, energy literacy, joules, and the … Continue reading

September 21, 2017 · Leave a comment

What is the point of school?

How would you answer this question? “The point of school is not to get good at school but to effectively parlay what we learned in school in other learning and … Continue reading

March 7, 2017 · Leave a comment

Is there an alternative to homework (doing school work at home)?

Homework has become the step-child of education in some public schools.  How about an alternative that still achieves the same purpose? In fact, most are alternatives to homework altogether, including … Continue reading

January 31, 2017 · Leave a comment

Using the “Text Reduction” Strategy to Highlight Main Idea

Have you ever considered how many “useless” words are in Informational Texts that we ask our students to read? While these words enhance the overall reading enjoyment, they’re not necessarily … Continue reading

January 17, 2017 · Leave a comment

30 Examples of Disruptions in the Classroom

I bet you think I’m talking about throwing pencils or gang fights in the hallway.  Wrong! I just saw this post by http://www.teachthought.com, that doesn’t discuss those two disruptions at … Continue reading

January 6, 2017 · Leave a comment

5 Ways Reading Helps Increase Standardized Test Scores

Being a teacher from “old school,” I’ve always known that once a child begins to read for enjoyment and then for learning, their test scores will automatically rise.  It just … Continue reading

December 30, 2016 · Leave a comment

What can America Learn About Smart Schools in other Countries?

Our American public education system has been under increased criticism about its lack of critical thinking skill preparations.  We’re good at teaching memorization in Math, but not so good in … Continue reading

December 6, 2016 · Leave a comment

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

Using Book Conversations to Motivate Reading? Help!

During my over 40 years of teaching in public and private schools, I  noticed that most children didn’t like to read books.  Comments like “It’s too long” or “There are … Continue reading

September 13, 2016 · Leave a comment

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