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Spooky Science~ Interactive and Engaging Activities for Halloween

Looking for a cute idea for high school science students at Halloween? How about turning your lab into a morgue? šŸ™‚ Last year at Halloween, the science teachers (and me, of course šŸ™‚ ) decided to make it “Spooky Science” … Continue reading

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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 ā€“ a sobering lessonĀ learned”Ā and asked me what I thought… Well, as an instructional coach, … Continue reading

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Before You Can Meet Them Where They Are, You Need To Know Where They Come From

What happens when,Ā over the course of a week, Ā 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

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Pumpkin Genetics~ A Fun Science Halloween Activity

      Quick share since many folks are looking for a fun activity for this month.Ā  This is a Halloween-themed genetics activity where students create a pumpkinĀ based on the “traits” their pumpkinĀ receives. Ā I adapted thisĀ activity from one I did … Continue reading

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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 šŸ˜¦ Ā Since my Principal and I led the last session, this time the Assistant Principal and … Continue reading

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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

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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? šŸ™‚

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