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Overcoming the Butterfly Method

Overcoming the Butterfly Method

I recently shared an article on the expiration dates on certain strategies or concepts used in the classroom, and so many of you had such great comments on that article that I wanted to discuss it a bit further. The strategy that brought the most feedback was on the...

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Classroom Management vs. Leadership

Classroom Management vs. Leadership

If you’ve been teaching for any amount of time, you have likely encountered those students who tend to shut down. There are many reasons why a student will have difficulties, and it is important to understand how to create the best environment possible for them. Too...

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3 Ways to Ease Back Into School After a Long Break

3 Ways to Ease Back Into School After a Long Break

As a full-time teacher, I know how difficult it can be to make the shift between break and going back to school, especially after a long winter break. I get it. When I was single and teaching, I can well remember not wanting to leave “jammies on the couch” mode to...

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How to build engagement without song or dance

In this world of instant gratification, do your students struggle with waiting? Wait time can be difficult to implement in your classroom for several reasons, but I would say one of the biggest reasons is that from the time children are babies, they are not taught to...

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4 Things to Say When Students Get Frustrated

Bootcamp Challenge #4:

How do you handle students that get frustrated?

Here are four things that work in my classroom when I feel the frustration levels rise.

If you have not yet had the opportunity to sign up for the FREE 10 Day Bootcamp: How to Teach At-Risk and Underprepared Students Common Core Math, do it today!

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3 Things to Teach Your Students About How Their Brain Works

3 Things to Teach Your Students About How Their Brain Works

Are you ready to enjoy having more engaged students? Teach them these three things about how their brain works and they will feel more relaxed and be more willing to learn!

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