Tech Tuesday: Five-Minute Film Festival @ Edutopia

This week, I’m featuring a web-based tech resource from one of my favorite websites, Edutopia.  Edutopia is a comprehensive resource designed by The George Lucas Foundation (GLEF).  Yes, that George Lucas.  Crazy right?!  What would George Lucas know about education? Turns out, GLEF knows quite a bit about the latest and greatest education trends.  Edutopia is based on 6 … Continue reading

Love & Logic

I’m currently reading Teaching With Love and Logic by Jim Fay and David Funk.  So far, I like it A LOT more than The First Days of School (the first book I consulted about classroom management).  This book aligns closely with my own personal views on classroom management – it focuses on more on respecting human nature rather than behavior modification. … Continue reading

“I’ve come to t…

“I’ve come to the frightening conclusion that I am the decisive element in the classroom. It’s my personal approach that creates the climate. It’s my daily mood that makes the weather. As a teacher, I possess a tremendous power to make a child’s life miserable or joyous. I can be a tool of torture or … Continue reading

“The First Days of School” and Classroom Management

Recently, I’ve been reading a lot on classroom management.  For whatever reason, I feel like it’s taboo when teachers discuss this as a point of interest.  Teachers are supposed to be interested in making CONTENT fun!  Neither my college nor grad school even offered a classroom management course (never mind required it).  I figured that … Continue reading

A Class Divided

Happy Friday everyone! To wrap up the week, I finished Lies My Teacher Told Me by James Loewen. It exposes some of the misinformation “taught” in US history textbooks. I’ll be posting a thorough review of it soon, but for now, I wanted to share something I found in the book. In the chapter, “What … Continue reading

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