I have a very bright, quick-witted, downright funny 11 year old son, Ryan, who absolutely hates school, most of the time. From kindergarten through second grade, he would wake up angrily every morning for school, complain loudly about it being a complete waste of his time, and trudge through his morning routine. I’m an educational … Continue reading Joy, Happiness, & Fun: Elusive or Inclusive in Your Classroom?
Imagine you walk into your doctor’s office, ready for the follow-up appointment where the results of your diagnostic tests are . . . Read more
With my first teaching contract, three of the classes I was assigned were Practical Applied Arts. The school I am at is great because it has a large woodworking shop, welding supplies, a full home ec room complete with three stations, and administration who was willing to help as needed. All of this is great…except … Continue reading PAA-Practical Applied Arts also known as Please Anticipate Accidents →
While working recently with a high school mathematics team to write quality common assessments, I asked the teachers to bring . . . Read more
Fun, Happiness, Joy – where do you find these in school?
Along with the end of the school year, June also marks graduation season. I have seen posts and photos of Pre-Kindergarten/preschool and Kindergarten grads all over social media the last week or so, and it prompted me to examine my beliefs and views on graduation ceremonies in ECE. First, I felt guilty for not having […]
Developing habits are easy, much easier to develop than to change. It takes persistence and work to make changes, especially if the habit is years/decades in the making.
It’s 5:00 p.m. on a Friday night, and my phone rings. It’s a close colleague, Bryan, who is a middle . . . Read more