Here’s what learning alongside my students looked like last April: me, hunched over the back table during my planning period, head in my hands, staring blankly ahead in abject misery, paper and scraps of used eraser littering the table. I was near tears when my
Take Stock of Your Classroom Culture
by Serena Pariser
Every teacher and student want and deserve a positive classroom culture where learning can thrive. Now is a great time to check in with how your classroom culture is going. A good rule of thumb to remember is
What do you value most as a math teacher?
Imagine it’s the last day of this school year. You have one last chance to interview and collect data from your students about their experiences after a year in your math class.
What questions would you ask
Laughter is the shortest distance between two people. —Victor Borge
My seventh graders were coming back into the classroom from lunch to the accompaniment of an upbeat jazz tune on my snazzy new cassette player. One of the students came through the doorway and stopped; he
This is part two of the summer PD series, based on the requests I received from the elementary level teachers that I work with. Part one, which is here, is about common mental health conditions seen in children who may come into your class.
Empathy is the ability to understand how someone feels because you can imagine what it is like to be them. It is part of a strong positive emotional state in which we can treat others with respect while still setting appropriate limits on how others