Missing assignments and what to do about them

Have you ever looked at your grade book and been frustrated by the number of missing assignments? Zeros obviously have an adverse effect on student grades. […]

What did you learn today?

What did you learn today? That’s a standard question for any student coming home from school. This question has been answered in a number of ways […]

Help students seize the day

To seize the day (in Latin – Carpe Diem) means to give it everything you have in order to move closer to your goals each day. […]

Feelings are allowed

In order to create an environment that helps all students learn and grow, teachers have to be experts in many things other than their content area. […]

Give Hope, Spark Change

As a Social Studies teacher, I always encouraged my students to think for themselves and problem-solve instead of complain. While fear & uncertainty has dominated 2020 […]

Creating a more civil classroom environment

As the architect of your environment, it’s the job of the teacher to ensure all students have the opportunity to learn in a civil classroom environment. […]

Self-Reflection questions that yield productive student struggle

Student struggle is an important part of the learning process. It also helps students to grow their capacity to do more. However, students can become impatient […]

How uncorrected student misbehavior dominates a classroom

It’s sad when student misbehavior dominates a class. I can think of a few teachers I had growing up who had a challenging time dealing with […]

3 tips to encourage curiosity in the classroom

When there is curiosity in the classroom, your job becomes less challenging. D. E. Berlyne describes curiosity as “a condition of aroused uncertainty that exists when […]