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That Awesome Moment When You See Your Name in Print!
A Published Author? Me? I was so excited today to check out the latest Spring edition of The Forensic Teacher magazine and see something from my own classroom! (Check out the latest issue here ) I began this blog when … Continue reading
Posted in activity, Forensics, Instructional Coaching, Personal Thoughts, Teaching Tagged high school, Pedagogy, professional development, reflection, science, students, teachers, teaching 1 Comment
Think Cellphones Aren’t Distracting Students During Class? Think Again…
Think cellphones are being used responsibly by teenagers during school? Think again…. 🙄 This is the reason cell phones are such a distraction during class… My students conducted research on their own cell phone use during class. I had them turn … Continue reading
An End of the Year Reflection on Using Sketch Notes With My Classes
Another Year Draws to a Close… It’s hard to believe that I’ve finished up another year in the classroom. Looking back, this has been one of the more enjoyable teaching years that I can remember. I felt like my students … Continue reading
Socratic Seminar for PLT #3 – The Road to a One Page Instructional Improvement Target Continues..
As many of you know, my high school is in the process of developing a One Page Instructional Improvement Target this year that defines who we are, what we want for our students, and how we plan to focus our … Continue reading
To Truly Reach Your Students, Sometimes You Have To Walk a Mile In Their Shoes
Recently, a friend sent me the link to a blog post from Grant Wiggins entitled “A veteran teacher turned coach shadows 2 students for 2 days – a sobering lesson learned” and asked me what I thought… Well, as an instructional coach, … Continue reading
Before You Can Meet Them Where They Are, You Need To Know Where They Come From
What happens when, over the course of a week, you load 150 teachers onto school buses and take them on a tour of their students’ community? Show them where their students rest their heads every night…… and where they rise every … Continue reading
Posted in Instructional Coaching, T.I.P Theory Into Practice, Teaching, Vertical Alignment Tagged 8 Myths of Student Disengagement, activity, building relationships, high poverty, instructional coach, instructional partner, reflection, school culture, student engagement, teaching, teaching and learning 1 Comment
PLT Session 2… The Road to a One Page Target
Our 2nd PLT meeting was held a couple of weeks ago but I’ve been so busy, I haven’t had time to update until now 😦 Since my Principal and I led the last session, this time the Assistant Principal and … Continue reading
Posted in Instructional Coaching, Professional Learning Team, Strategies, Teaching Tagged activity, Alabama Best Practices Center, building relationships, formative assessment, instructional coach, instructional partner, instructional strategies, Language Arts, reflection, school culture, strategic teaching, teaching, teaching and learning, teaching strategy 1 Comment
Empowering Teacher Leaders
“Developing teachers as leaders is paramount to creating a positive school climate in which all students are valued. Teachers not only control the learning environment of their classroom, but they also dramatically influence the school culture and relationships with students … Continue reading
Posted in Instructional Coaching, Personal Thoughts, Teaching Tagged building relationships, educational leadership, high school, instructional coach, instructional partner, reflection, school change, school climate, school culture, secondary school, teacher leaders, teachers, teaching and learning Leave a comment
Why Are You A Teacher?
Every student has that “one” teacher with whom they share a connection….. Why are you a teacher? Have you asked yourself this lately? 🙂
Whoooooo Says Formative Assessment Has To Be Boring?
I’m so excited about my new creation! 🙂 I wanted something a little different to use for formative assessment. As an instructional coach, I often use the traditional “parking lot” as a place to gather feedback or questions during professional … Continue reading
Posted in Instructional Coaching, Strategies, T.I.P Theory Into Practice, Teaching Tagged activity, differentiated instruction, entrance slip, exit slip, formative assessment, instructional coach, instructional partner, instructional strategies, Language Arts, lesson, owl, reflection, strategic teaching, teaching, teaching and learning, teaching strategy Leave a comment