An educational blog for teachers and students.

Fine arts hobbies
Posted on August 22, 2014 by Rafranz Davis
Creativity - paint cans

Creativity is one of the most under-used ideas in most classrooms.  As someone who has been able to witness the power of creativity all summer, it has been an honor and privilege to work with teachers on ways to add creativity into their curriculum.  In my blog post, I'll outline ways to use creativity in your classroom with or without technology.

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Common core
Posted on August 11, 2014 by Jaime Vandergrift
Class rules

It is hard to believe that kids are about to fill the halls again.  And somewhere amidst the laughter, reunions, and catching up, we have to get back into the structure that makes for a successful year.   Speaking of structure, how do you determine the rules in your classroom or space?  I've thought a lot about this, and I've asked myself many questions.  You may want to consider asking yourself these same questions...

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Common core
Posted on August 8, 2014 by Justin Tarte
Problems and solutions

In my education career I’ve had the opportunity to work as a teacher at the high school level, a building administrator at the junior high level, and now at the district level as a central office administrator.  In all of these positions I’ve either experienced myself or witnessed six common problems that seem to affect all teachers. Join me as I dive deeper into these problems and offer possible solutions.

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Common core
Posted on July 30, 2014 by Justin Tarte
Pop quiz

Teachers taking quizzes? Usually teachers are the ones handing out the quizzes!But this one helps educators get in gear for the school year.Take it and you'll find answers that can be very useful in planning ahead.

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Posted on July 22, 2014 by Amanda Dykes
technology tools

I'm coming to the realization that summer is almost over.  While I've kept busy attending educational conferences, and reading anything and everything that sparks my interest, I know it's time to put some of my technology ideas in motion.  Since technology is my passion, I'll give you suggestions on the technology you can use throughout the year.

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