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

Eliminating Micro-Decisions Improved My Daily Life

October 11, 2022 In a 24/7 fast-paced world, it can be a challenge to keep up with all of our demands, let alone slow down. But this was something I had to do for my mental health and for my family since the speed of life was just too fast. I had ventured into the … Continue reading Eliminating Micro-Decisions Improved My Daily Life

Empowering the Enabled Child

October 4, 2022 In every classroom, and in many homes, is a child that needs a great deal of attention in completing tasks. There are many reasons for this. Some of these are children that have medical reasons for having been extremely dependent, but some have simply always gotten help when asked without obstacles. Whatever … Continue reading Empowering the Enabled Child

Helping Kids that Struggle with Multi-Step Directions

September 30, 2022 Whether you are an educator or a parent, you have probably experienced the child that struggles with multi-step directions. This could be an assignment they don't complete or get a poor grade on for school, or their inability to complete a chore or task at home. Sadly, this isn't uncommon and I … Continue reading Helping Kids that Struggle with Multi-Step Directions

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

A Week Off – Conquering Fear, Saving Money & Starting a New Year

August 14, 2022 Setting out on the Tree Trek Zip Line & Obstacle Course I took the week off. I’ve had it planned for months since it was the week before Louie starts middle school. We wanted time together to prepare and for orientation and family time before the busy routine. I also have some … Continue reading A Week Off – Conquering Fear, Saving Money & Starting a New Year

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