The Grind

The start of the school year comes with such a rush of energy that is a floodgate opened after a heavy rain. Ideas that have been percolating for the entire summer are finally able to be put into practice. Student organization charts, seating plans, introductory lessons, engaging flipped or blended learning. The first few weeks … Continue reading The Grind

Surviving Testing Season

Well, it's here.  Testing season.  Those weeks in April and May that all teachers dread.  Crazy schedules, stressed out kids, different lunch schedules, students pulled from class, lost planning time, anything and everything can happen during these weeks and usually does.  While testing schedules and time frames vary from elementary to high school, the stress … Continue reading Surviving Testing Season