Should I Enroll My Child Where I Teach?

My 1st son was enrolled in our Neighborhood School for Kindergarten which was also my first year of teaching. It was touted as an "excellent school" and all of our neighbor's kids attended there. My second year of teaching I was offered a job just a few miles from the house at another elementary school. … Continue reading Should I Enroll My Child Where I Teach?

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Work Smarter NOT Harder

We've all heard this before, but do we apply it? I've been working on "Self-Coaching." It is an enlightening concept; COACH yourself before you COACH others. So I am thinking about this as a teacher. What do we expect of our students? How do we motivate them? Teacher Expectations of their Students: Do you have … Continue reading Work Smarter NOT Harder

A Quick Lesson to know if your students are ready for STAAR

Forget the Drill and Kill For skills that you have already taught up to this point in the year, instead of doing “Drill and Kills” try assessing your students' ability to apply this new knowledge when problem-solving. Using Blooms Level III, “Application” Solve problems in new situations by applying acquired knowledge, facts, techniques, and rules … Continue reading A Quick Lesson to know if your students are ready for STAAR