School has started and many of you are still organizing cabinets, supplies, and various parts of your classroom. But, have you taken a close look at the media you use? If you are like me, you save EVERYTHING. Literally. This may include old DVD’s and files that link to a TeacherTube video. I get it. […]
Cell phone use in the classroom is a hot topic right now, as we have definitely entered the age of smartphones. There are strong opinions on both sides of the issue, and by the way, a lot of research out there on the matter.
In education, I’ve noticed that every 5-7 years a new buzzword makes the rounds. There are usually 5-10 competing for our focus at one time. When a “new” buzzword rears its head, teachers are in a flurry to learn about the concept behind it, and implement the idea in their classrooms. Then, about the time […]
When I began teaching there were only three methods to communicate with parents; a letter home, phone call, and email. Letters home and phone messages could be easily “lost”. Emails could rarely hold enough space to send pictures. Most parent communication was primarily whole class information or the dreaded negative “we need to speak about […]