Category: Growth Series

A Growth Mindset Continuum

Education, like any other field, is big business.  Companies involved with education love to come up with focal points every year so they can sell more stuff.  It’s kind of ugly to think of profiting off education, but it’s reality.  The big buzzword this…

From Definitive to Confident in the Classroom

Last year I went to DisneyWorld.  I could not believe the long lines for rides.  While some of the lines were definitely not worth the wait (Haunted Mansion I’m looking at you), other rides (Splash Mountain) were definitely worth the wait.  This wild ride…

What My 88-Year-Old Grandma Taught Me about Teaching (and Life)

Teaching is not rocket science, nor is pretty much anything else in life.  I read a book years ago where the authors explained some of the most complicated ideas, inventions, and concepts using only the the 500 most common words in the English language. …

Bring Your History and Science to Life!

In. this video, I analyze the benefits of learning content in-depth vs. surface learning.  Enjoy!  Feel free to share any thoughts in the comments below.

Do We Allow Our Students to Figure it Out?

Reaching All Learners

Child of God

I think we can all identify.

Journaling: A How-to Guide for Teachers

To kick off 2016, we talked about the importance of reflection as a teacher.  So often we can get bogged down in the day to day rigor of just being a teacher.  Think about what goes into your day after you finish teaching.  Grading…

25 Professional Growth Conferences for 2016

Came across this great list of conferences in an edchat on Twitter.  Great resource if you are looking to attend a national professional development conference but don’t know where to begin. I will be attending at least two of these.  In February I will…

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