Having a challenging time bringing some life to your literature and writing classes this last month of the school year? One of my favorite activities to use is a comic … Continue Reading Bringing Literature & Writing to Life
We are so thankful for our WELS College of Ministry.
It’s May! How did that happen 🙂 It often surprises me how quick the end of the school year comes up as we prepare for the last month of school … Continue Reading An Encouragement for the Month of May
The latest ad I’m working on promoting the importance of creativity in education. A great read on this topic is Dr. Ken Robinson. You can check out his passionate TED … Continue Reading Creativity = Growth
As teachers, every day we wear so many different hats. Often times those hats may be tattered and heavy, and it may seem as we are making no progress in … Continue Reading God Made You
The academic benefits of play are simply immeasurable. This article helps summarize just a few of the major reasons why play is vital in the primary grades. Kindergartners Get Little … Continue Reading Kindergarten and Play
“History is philosophy teaching by examples.” That quote is attributed to the great Athenian general and historian, Thucydides. We all know the old saying, “those who do not know history … Continue Reading Is History Dead in Your Classroom?
If Teach Like a Pirate is not on your summer reading, you are missing out!
Boys don’t need dads that are there, they need dads that are “there.”
How many hands-on learning activities have you engaged your students in this week? This is a great visual for all you history teachers out there!
For those of you, like myself, who like a simple visual.
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 … Continue Reading Journaling: A How-to Guide for Teachers
I am currently enjoying reading this book. It takes a look at how national education policy has killed the love of reading for students across the country. It takes a … Continue Reading Reading List: Readicide
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 … Continue Reading 25 Professional Growth Conferences for 2016
A new year often brings a new focus. Typically, this focus comes in the form of New Year’s resolutions. Often our New Year’s resolutions center around personal promises to ourselves, … Continue Reading Resolve to Grow as a Teacher