Tips to learn how to be a better teacher and engage a class. Ideas on how to remove any bad habits and embrace new better models. Thoughts on working with special needs students and learning disabilities.
9 Ways Schools Will Look Different When (And If) They Reopen
Three-quarters of U.S. states have now officially closed their schools for the rest of the academic year. While remote learning continues, summer is a question mark, and attention is already starting to turn to next fall. Recently, governors including California's Gavin Newsom and New York's Andrew Cuomo have started to talk about what school reopening... Continue Reading →
10 Free Zoom Virtual Backgrounds You and Your Kids Will Love
I do not know what it is; but, how did being quarantined, with no actual school, no actual classes except with Zoom and Google Classroom, equals being twice as busy? Anyway, this is really cool, my kiddos love it... https://pasadena.macaronikid.com/articles/5ea0c96699d8920c42196f93/10-free-zoom-virtual-backgrounds-you-and-your-kids-will-love
Using Children’s Literature to Teach Philosophy to Elementary through High School?
You do not need a Ph.D. in Philosophy (yes, I do have that, that is why I am a teacher-lol). I taught a few seminars for High School and Junior High Students over the years. Now planning a course for this summer. Here is what I have that you can use too. My main resource... Continue Reading →
Google Tools for Students
These are great tools you can use on Chromebook, pads and phones for all students especially those with special needs...> https://www.controlaltachieve.com/2016/10/special-needs-extensions.html?m=1
Communication Learning Objectives
Learning targets are a teacher’s best means of communication for learning objectives. Learning targets will greatly help students focus on what you want them to learn. They must be well written in student-friendly language and specific with clear and simple steps and given each school day. Think through how they fit into the bigger learning goals, so... Continue Reading →
Learning Challenges Apps
A Handy Chart Featuring Over 30 iPad Apps for Students with Special Needs ~ Educational... http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2016/01/a-handy-chart-featuring-over-30-ipad.html
50 Tips on Motivating Students
Know your students and use their names as often as possible.Plan for every class; never try to wing it.Pay attention to the strengths and limitations of each of your students. Reward the strengths and strengthen the weak spots.Set your room in a U-shape to encourage interaction among the students.Send lots of positive messages with posters,... Continue Reading →