Using the Depth and Complexity Icons to design more meaningful learning experiences.
Teachers can be traumatized, too. And, I’m not talking about dealing with students who “misbehave” or give them a hard time, although those times can be tough. I’m talking about the teachers who are in the trenches, educating the kids who carry heavy (and sometimes invisible) trauma on their shoulders on a daily basis. Our […]
The most recent controversy concerning the state of South Carolina and book bans happened recently with the State Superintendent Ellen Weaver touches on school libraries and policies. The state superintendent recently severed ties between the South Carolina Department of Education and SCASL (South Carolina Association of School Librarians), ending a 50-year partnership. The break with […]
Teacher Bestie: Writing has always been a cathartic vehicle for tumultuous times throughout my life. When I had a catastrophic miscarriage of quadruplets, lost my beautiful grandmother, or lost a decades-long friend who was the absolute kindest soul I knew, I leaned on my faith, my circle of support, and all that I ever learned […]
In a move that shocked parents and went against previous administrations, Houston ISD Superintendent Mike Miles announced earlier this summer that librarian and media specialist positions would be eliminated at the 28 underperforming schools being overhauled under his reform program, New Education System (NES). According to the Houston ISD website, The New Education System Schools […]
People with ADHD are notorious for bad memories, object permanence issues, executive functioning failures, hyper-fixations, and more. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, for adults with ADHD, “daily tasks such as getting up in the morning, preparing to leave the house for work, arriving at work on time, and being productive on the […]
It’s summertime, and most teachers are thinking about how to be comfortable in the classroom. Let’s start with shoes that teachers wear for comfort. Skechers Performance Go Walk Joy Slip-On Skechers Performance Go Walk Joy Slip-On: First, these slip-on shoes provide excellent comfort and cushioning, making them ideal for teachers who are on their feet […]
Once you get past googling the multifaceted Jason Lee, author of God Must Have Forgot About Me, and finished clutching your imaginary pearls, take a few deep breaths, push past your pre-judgments, and ask yourself why a veteran teacher would choose this particular book to reflect on this summer. The answer is very simple: Lee’s […]