Spring Break Brain Drain

Well, Spring Break has come and gone, and students and their instructors are back in the classrooms. It's amazing how quickly a week can fly by, and even more amazing how quickly some time off can seem to wipe all former knowledge and learning from our students. Anyone else have a class come down with … Continue reading Spring Break Brain Drain

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Reciprocal Teaching Trick

It has been said, that to truly master something, you must teach it. Educators understand this concept and attempt to work it into our pedagogy, employing activities such as reciprocal teaching in our classrooms. However, I don't think many of our students have quite caught on to the potential benefits, and simply see it as … Continue reading Reciprocal Teaching Trick

Becoming a Teacher Jedi

Developing as a effective educator is a process that takes time, experience, and lots of mistakes and mishaps during the journey. Throughout the teaching career, one will proceed through a continuum, first starting as a novice teacher absorbing every bit of pedagogy they come across, and after many years and many stages along the way, … Continue reading Becoming a Teacher Jedi

Armed Educators

Gun violence is a problem plaguing or society and even our schools now, causing so much hurt and pain. Real solutions to this issue need to be proposed. Some of the ones we hear coming from our political leaders are comical enough that they need to be featured in a comic strip...

Excused Absence

With the interesting weather we've been having, from rain storms, to blizzards, and frigid cold, it seems like students are finding all kinds of reasons to not venture out to school. Maybe we should tell them about the time we had to walk to school uphill, both ways!