An educational blog for teachers and students.

Common core
Posted on September 29, 2014 by Jaime Vandergrift
When listening is more important than talking

Teachers do a lot of talking.  But don't forget -- it's also important to listen.  Some teachers don't allot time in their day for these impromptu conversations.  I'm sharing some ideas teachers can use to make listening a practice in the classroom in my newest post...

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Science
Posted on September 24, 2014 by Kathy Rusert
bales of cans

When I talked to my eighth graders about joining the “Great American Can Roundup,” it was met with little enthusiasm.  But then a marvelous breakthrough happened.  I'll explain inside!

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Common core
Posted on September 22, 2014 by Justin Tarte
key puzzle

Education is fortunate to be in a position to not just accept, but to be an integral part of how the world is changing. With all the changes occurring, we educators are forced to adapt and evolve.  But how do we do that and stay relevant?

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Common core
Posted on September 18, 2014 by Dona Helmer
Classroom pet

Do you want a classroom pet but feel that you can’t afford one?  Well, help is on the way! Read more inside.

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