I'm through with homework. I'm not sure where I fall in the ranks of the on going war over homework, but I'm sure I made someone mad with that statement. I've worked a lot of angles with HW and I'm surprised how few really panned out. My new school does the weekly homework. It's a … Continue reading Homework doesn’t work if Home doesn’t Work
I'd like to propose some crowd sourcing for a problem I have in my classroom. I've always thought that getting as many ideas would create the best solution to a problem. Feel free to post another blog, article or a reading that adds to the discussion and let's see what kind of solutions we get. … Continue reading Let’s create something new
Today was another W for "Super Learners Central". Taking the time on the front end to practice procedures is making me feel better about the time when we dive into the meat and potatoes of class. I also know that some of my kids aren't the strongest in every subject. I can see little signs … Continue reading If I string together enough little wins
I'm not sure why I didn't roll these out earlier, but I'm so glad I did. I put the question out about rubrics on Facebook and the responses were pure gold. So I have a few rubrics for specific projects and some that can be used for general stuff. For the latter I'm going … Continue reading Call me Mr. Rubric
Yesterday the kiddos were ready to learn. Sure hope they're ready for another great day. Got some good stuff planned for them. I'm ready. I sure hope they come in ready as well. I moved the small bookcase from along side the big one. This opened my room like "Wow". Not sure why I didn't … Continue reading I’m ready! Are you ready?
Here…we..go! Another day is off and running. I'm supposed to have a visitor today to watch me teach my reading lesson. I have 2 meetings during my planning time and I have to finish the language arts assessment. Supposed to tutorial this afternoon and hit my favorite Crossfit gym as well. Let's just say this … Continue reading A lot going on today
Got a little inspiration from another fun teacher blog. My Teacher's Christmas list 1. A magic potion that transforms my classroom without me ever having to move a chair. 2. Faultless technology. Nothing like starting a session and the tech not work like it should. Had a dance party during my End of the Semester … Continue reading My teacher’s Christmas list