An educational blog for teachers and students.

Common core
Posted on November 7, 2014 by Rebecca Hagerman
STEM
An education rich in science, technology, engineering and math knowledge is what STEM is all about.  Inside I'll show you where to find some STEM activities to use in your classroom.

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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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Math
Posted on June 25, 2014 by Amanda Dykes
Math Common Core

One of the complaints about math Common Core State Standards (CCSS) is that teachers now feel like they have too much on their plate. After talking to teachers with this complaint, there was something I have noticed -- they added but never subtracted.  I'll give you some tips to manage the standards for your grade level.  

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Common core
Posted on June 4, 2014 by Amanda Dykes
STEM

STEM is a huge buzzword in education right now. But many educators and parents still do not know what it entails or why we need it.  In my new blog post, I will touch on the "whats" and "whys" of STEM.  Join the discussion!


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Common core
Posted on May 29, 2014 by Alan Haskvitz
End of school

Veteran teachers, including me, know the difficulties the end of school presents.  It wasn't long into my teaching career before I realized closure to each school year is a learning experience for everyone.  Over the years I've used some unique ideas for end-of-the-year activities in my classroom, so I've listed them and many others in my blog post.  Take a look!

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