Have you ever taught a lesson you've done a million times and it fails?
When students see growth, that's when the magic happens.
I really missed this over the summer. Test day, best day!
Some things never change no matter how old kids get. Students love to draw.
Teenager or not, they aren't as grown up as you'd think.
It often starts by being honest with myself.
Anyone else teach Pre-AP? Anyone have kids in that class that way shouldn't be but were sorted into the Pre-AP track from a young age and they refuse to move them? Is this good or bad for their education?
It worked with us adults, but does that mean it can't work for our kids?
Dallas ISD middle school teacher reflects on her life teaching social studies.
Not every change or addition to the classroom takes root immediately. Wait for it. Patience is sometimes rewarded.
I bought a bird feeder this weekend and only squirrels seem to be interested. Sounds like my classroom.
At what point do my personal opinions get in the way of my students' learning?
Is there a law somewhere that says only teachers can grade and have to spend hours of their free time doing so?
As much as I praise technology as something that has advanced my teaching, there is a point where we as teachers take it too far.
If there was one thing I'd do with my classroom, if I could, it would be to go gradeless. I'm finding a way to get close.
Ever give your students and assignment that requires them to terrorize all of their other classes and teachers? Do it.
Are teachers in or out on foldables? I'm currently in.
Sometimes switching it up and keeping things fresh means letting someone else teach your kids.
Every get really angry at a kid that is doing what you asked but not the way you imagined in your head?
Assuming your students know everything you think they should only sets everyone up for frustration.
History is always more fun when you can talk to someone that was there.
One week later the same kids that failed are passing with flying colors. I only take partial credit.