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A Simple Notebook System for Classroom Management

Sometimes a teacher, new or experienced, needs to take notes concerning a student’s behavior both positive and negative.  Walking around with a cell app in use becoming more common. But, … Continue reading

July 23, 2017 · Leave a comment

Add a Little Spice to Classrooms

Are you a new teacher who is looking for a fun way to to reinforce vocabulary skills?  Are you an experienced teacher who just needs some more ideas to make … Continue reading

March 25, 2017 · Leave a comment

Lyfoes Games

Have you ever heard of Lyfoes or Rubies games to increase brain power?  They look like our former pinball machines only they’re cell phone friendly.  The games remind me of … Continue reading

February 15, 2017 · Leave a comment

Is God in Your Classroom?

He is if you’re one of His children.  If you’re a loving and caring teacher, like most of us are, then it can be said that God could be using … Continue reading

February 13, 2017 · Leave a comment

50 Crazy Ideas to Change Education

Let’s pretend that you’re attending a Professional Development Day and your Principal opens up the meeting with the question, “What would you change and/or fix in our school and our … Continue reading

January 31, 2017 · Leave a comment

Important Life Skills to Teach our Next Generation

As a parent who succeeded in raising two young men, I was always cognizant of teaching them to be independent and knowing how to live their life by themselves.  I … Continue reading

January 21, 2017 · Leave a comment

25 Tricks to Improve Boring Lessons

Do you have to teach multiplication tables, boring algorithms, history dates, fluency, comprehension, list of U.S. Presidents, etc.  B O R I N G! So, how can you make these … Continue reading

January 6, 2017 · Leave a comment

8 Things to Look for in a Classroom

Are you on Christmas Vacation and wondering how you can make your classroom more effective when you return this next Semester?  Are you a student in college expecting to do … Continue reading

December 29, 2016 · Leave a comment

Frustrated because students won’t complete assignments?

Even though my last years of teaching were only in 3rd grade, I still had students who wouldn’t complete homework or project assignments.  Of course, I “blamed” parents and their … Continue reading

November 15, 2016 · 1 Comment

Simple Things to do to Promote Brain Based Learning

How do we “turn on” the brains of our students?  Any ideas?  More fundamental, how do our brains work and how can we teachers get the students to achieve academic … Continue reading

November 5, 2016 · Leave a comment

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