8 Snooze-Proof Tricks You Can’t Afford to Teach Without!

While finishing up some shopping, I witnessed food court employees desperately trying to persuade customers to dine at their competing restaurants. It reminded me of what it feels like to compete for my students’ attention and interests. I know that if my students do not have a genuine interest in what they’re learning, the learning … Continue reading 8 Snooze-Proof Tricks You Can’t Afford to Teach Without!

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Math at the Aquarium

#MathMomentsYou can take the math teacher to the National Championship, but you can't take the math-mind out of the teacher! Last week, I detailed my amazing trip to the National Championship with fellow teachers of the year from around the country. The itinerary was packed with activities, and I was pleased that a number of … Continue reading Math at the Aquarium

New Mindset – Part 2: Changing Classroom Phrases

“I haven’t failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” – Thomas Edison A mindset shift has its roots in the words we speak and the phrases we believe. The foundation of any growth-minded classroom should be comprised in a paradigm shift made evident in the conversations heard in our classroom. When visitors walk … Continue reading New Mindset – Part 2: Changing Classroom Phrases