The October Slump

October 29, 2022 Call marathon days with the start of the term make for an exhausting day. As we reach the end of the month, I am seeing the light at the end of the proverbial tunnel. October is a rough month in the education world, and probably in a lot of modern life if … Continue reading The October Slump

Spreadsheets to guide the classroom

October 14, 2022 Running a classroom, whether virtually or in person, can be a challenging task. There are demands coming from several different levels that need responded to, and, let's be honest, it can be stressful being responsible for the success of so many students. Often times, the default can be to deal with things … Continue reading Spreadsheets to guide the classroom

Teach the Way They Learn – Using Videos in the Classroom

September 6, 2022 If you are a teacher and have ever wished for a co-teacher or a clone of yourself to get more done, you are not alone. Especially in a classroom while teaching a lesson. We've all had that class where there was a constant distraction and the lesson was lost by the end. … Continue reading Teach the Way They Learn – Using Videos in the Classroom

Less Gamification In the Classroom

August 30, 2022 Gamification has been a big thing in Education for several years, and why not? It's engaging to students, it doesn't feel like learning, and they can demonstrate their level of skills and reach mastery and application. All the things we look for in a classroom! But... One thing I have noticed is … Continue reading Less Gamification In the Classroom

Talk Less Using This Simple Technology Trick

August 2, 2022 QR codes will vary in design, like a fingerprint Whenever I can find something that will make my teaching life better, I am all for learning it. So when I learned about generating QR codes several years ago, and figured out how to apply them in my classroom, I was thrilled! If … Continue reading Talk Less Using This Simple Technology Trick

Stop Failing and Start Achieving – Dreamboards

July 29, 2022 Dreamboards remind us of our goals You miss 100% of the goals you don't go for. But in this fast paced world, it is easy to lose sight of where we are going or what we are doing, even if we have a good plan. We need to have a goal to … Continue reading Stop Failing and Start Achieving – Dreamboards

I Keep Hearing ‘You’re Living My Dream’ – What’s Stopping You?

July 8, 2022 In the few months we’ve been on this journey, I have heard that phrase more than once. We had dreamed of traveling in an RV full-time, or most-time, for years. We had also dreamed of living elsewhere in Florida, but wasn't sure where to go, based on weekends and day trips, and … Continue reading I Keep Hearing ‘You’re Living My Dream’ – What’s Stopping You?

Chocolate Banana Bread – Sharing my Recipe

July 5, 2022 I love chocolate. Sometimes I love bananas, especially since the potassium helps my asthma and leg spasms, as well as my heat tolerance. But mostly I eat them because they keep me healthy and from other medicines. So when I find ways to eat them other than raw, or ways to use … Continue reading Chocolate Banana Bread – Sharing my Recipe

Strategies to Avoid the ‘Summer Slide’ with our Kids

July 1, 2022 I won't bore you with a bunch of science and data, but I will tell you that there is a lot that exists to support the summer slide theory. If you aren't familiar with what that is, it is scientific evidence that kids that take the summer off without doing any kind … Continue reading Strategies to Avoid the ‘Summer Slide’ with our Kids