Practical Invitational Theory

Trust. Respect. Besides the 5Ps, we believe in the four important elements of IE. We call it TRIO. T stands for Trust, R stands for Respect, I stands for intentionality, and O stands for Optimism. In order to be successful, we have to implement these four core elements within our school, especially working towards people,... Continue Reading →

How to Start a Class off Right

Prime time in school is the first few moments in class. Prime time is a phrase used by the television broadcasting industry to refer to the peak time that the block of programming should be taking place. That is, when the greatest number of people watching, the audience and time is prime time. It is considered... Continue Reading →

Ideas for Greeting Students

Most teachers I know and have worked with over the years do not do this simple tactic to connect with students, build good relationships with parents and increase student engagement. Which is, greeting our students every morning at the door! Mostly because, we are just too busy putting out fires. But, this approach solves most... Continue Reading →

Teacher Self-Assessment

(Survey from Teacher Ready in Florida) Directions:  Complete the Effective Teacher GPA, by assigning yourself a grade for each item below. If you’re a teacher, complete using your classroom experience; if you’re a pre-service teacher, then complete as you anticipate your actions in the classroom. Then, complete the self-reflection at the bottom of the page. ... Continue Reading →

Scaffolding Learning Targets

To be successful at scaffolding, students need to be able to understand and take the capacity verbs of the learning targets and successfully master them to climb up in their learning. This is all about, building one step at a time; hence why it is called scaffolding. For example, to compare and contrast something complex... Continue Reading →

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