Every teacher gets ready for the new school year differently. Some spend the summer crafting epic lessons, researching new pedagogy, and preparing a new icebreaker or two to try on the class. Others, well, they just break open a new bottle of aspirin as they steady themselves for the craziness that comes with the new … Continue reading Prepared for back to school?
As the start of the school year approaches, a phenomenon begins to take place among all teachers- the school dreams. How many of you are already having dreams of being back in the classroom? And, how many of you consider these dreams to be nightmares? Lol!
So, with a few side projects on my plate, I didn't have time to create a "new calendar," but a few have asked if they could still get a copy of the 180 Dayz School Year Calendar I made last year, so I am re-releasing that calendar with this years dates through a site called … Continue reading Need a Calendar?
Seems like stores have already cleared out their shelves of summer wares to make room for school supplies. Now stepping into a store brings a reminder that our summer vacation is fading fast. I use to think it was bad when they would put out the Christmas decorations before Thanksgiving, but this is worse, it's … Continue reading Stores shouldn’t sell school supplies in July!
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
With the break ending, some educators can't wait to get back into the swing of things at school, but I can't help but wonder, how many of us are counting down the days until the next school vacation?