The Do’s and Don’ts for Teaching with Videos

It’s been a little more than a year since I started experimenting with video lectures and with flipping my classroom, and I absolutely love it. It seems my students love it too! …as long as they don’t have to do … Continued

Daily Lesson Plan Checklist

When faced with the stress of planning new lessons with limited time, it’s easy to plan lessons that are neither efficient nor effective. Be mindful of the trap of “fake teaching” (walking like a teacher and talking like a teacher … Continued

Kid-Friendly Analysis: Making Analysis Accessible For All Students

Last year, I left my comfortable position teaching seventh-grade language arts at a small, rural middle school in New Mexico teach high school English and AP Literature to juniors and seniors closer to home. The first few weeks in my … Continued

Four Steps to Stronger Objectives, Better Learners, and Easier Grading

  Howdy, fellow teachers! If you’re anything like me, you absolutely LOVE writing learning objectives. You dream of writing objectives while on vacation, and you frame the best ones and display them proudly on your living room wall. In fact, writing learning … Continued

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