My article published in Smartblogs: Here’s an idea: Kindness Meters

My article published in Smartblogs: Here’s an idea: Kindness Meters

Greetings subscribers! As most of you know, I was selected to travel to Botswana on a Fulbright Distinguished Teacher Grant. I’m actually sitting at the airport waiting to get on my flight to Gaborone, Botswana and wanted to spread the word that my second article was just picked up by Smartblogs. Thank you to all of you- my subscribers. I appreciate your ongoing support.

3 Teaching Productivity Maximizing and Stress Minimizing Habits to Start Now: Make 2015 Your Best Teaching Year Ever

3 Teaching Productivity Maximizing and Stress Minimizing Habits to Start Now: Make 2015 Your Best Teaching Year Ever

Last year, I started developing some beneficial habits at school and I noticed my to-do list was actually getting done during my classroom prep time. The difference in my productivity was astonishing. I was less stressed and more energized. In turn, I found realized I’d achieved a significantly higher degree of engagement during instructional time with my students, creating a true win-win-win solution.

Start 2015 Off Right: Student Goal Setting Using Social Systems for Support

Start 2015 Off Right: Student Goal Setting Using Social Systems for Support

It’s a good idea to do a goal setting lesson or activity every year. Among the most favorable and effective methods for students usually consist of a graphic organizer. The students write out their immediate and long-term goals, including perceived barriers, and how they plan to overcome these challenges. Students especially enjoy writing in these graphic organizers because of the visual element.

Teachers: Decrease Grading Time While Improving Results: a 6 minute read

Teachers: Decrease Grading Time While Improving Results: a 6 minute read

Like most teachers, I have a lot of students. I teach over 120 students every day. Not only do we already have a significant number of students to teach and manage, the numbers seem to be growing. This means heaps of grading and even more feedback for truly effective teaching. The problem is that we are just one person tasked with these individual workloads.