The First Day of School: Do’s and Don’ts

Whether you are a new teacher or a veteran teacher you should hopefully be looking at the first day of school and thinking about what you will do that day. It is totally normal to be a little nervous, in fact I would say that if you're not nervous or a little worried about how … Continue reading The First Day of School: Do’s and Don’ts

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Games

Games are a wonderful tool that teachers can use in the classroom to teach new content, review previously taught information or to assess a student's understanding. The use of games has been so successful that it has caused some classrooms to completely base all lessons and activities on the concept that everything is a game. … Continue reading Games

Quick Tip

Be Organized: I am far from perfect in the area of organization, so for this tip lets just say it's a do as I say and not as I do. 😉 Have a place for everything in your room. If it has a home it is easier to keep things cleaned up. By keeping organized … Continue reading Quick Tip

Students and Cellphones

When I was in Jr. High or high school and I wanted to tell my friend something while I was in class I had two options. If they were in another class I would have to wait until I saw them in the hall or if they were in my class I would have to … Continue reading Students and Cellphones

Quick Tip

Cell Phones: Your job is not to be the phone nazi. Your job is to teach students how to responsibly manage their phone usage. Teach them when and how to use their phones. How you do that is up to you but if you do, you will be happy you did. It takes a lot … Continue reading Quick Tip

Get Involved

My wife often tells me that I don't have a real job, that I just get paid to hang out with teenagers all day long and crack jokes in class and play football. Any educator will tell you that even it it looks this way from the outside the truth is very different. Teachers work … Continue reading Get Involved