Begin at the Beginning, Primary Sources

  “Begin at the beginning,” the King said, very gravely, “and go on till you come to the end: then stop. ― Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland Although many of us have been in school for what seems like weeks, with the cool breezes of autumn, now is the time to think about school year … read more »

Batter Up! World Series Resources for All Subjects

October is the time of the year we look forward to many of our favorite events. Carving pumpkins, picking apples, and trick or treating are just a few things we look forward to. Other anticipated events each fall are the baseball playoffs and World Series. Take advantage of student enjoyment of baseball to motivate and … read more »

Developing a Growth Mindset through Three-Minute Journals

One of the hottest topics in education is Growth Mindset. Inspired by Stanford University psychology professor Carol Dweck, it is the belief that the brain is like a muscle that can grow stronger through hard work. An article published in U.S. News and World Report provides more information on this topic including information on how … read more »

Set a Solid Foundation for Math Instruction

Do you spend a lot of time searching for ideas when teaching Math?  Or perhaps you find it difficult to find quality teaching ideas for challenging your students? Maybe it is time to go back to the basics and begin your search with resources from the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM). Founded in 1920, it … read more »

Are you a Digitally Literate Teacher?

One of my favorite quotes is from futurist guru Alvin Toffler. In Future Shock, incredibly first published in 1970, Toffler is often credited with saying, “The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn and relearn.” It first originated with Herbert Gerjuoy, whom … read more »