A How To List For Flexible Classroom Seating

I don't know why it took me so long to jump into flexible classroom seating. After 27 years of dodging clunky desks, tripping over backpacks and watching kids fidget uncomfortably in their hard plastic seats, I had had enough. I've had classes as large as 38, and it just was too hard to fit that [...]

What Opening 100 Sixth Graders’ Lockers Taught Me About Kids

She was running late for the departing Friday bus. I saw her as she laid there on the floor, sobbing, as other staff members patiently held 100 buses to send the nearly 800 students home for the weekend. "I want my mommmmmmy!" She wailed, with the tears waterfalling down her face. Here lay the sister of [...]

Back To School Hacks: Digitize Your Syllabus and Lesson Plans!

This year I'm going back to school with a twist - I'm going to digitize my syllabus and lesson plans! A few years back I experimented with different ways to engage students on the first day - and first weeks - of school. Building relationships, engaging my classroom and creating a sense of excitement helps [...]

Want to Be Ready for Middle School? Start With These 4 Skills

Other than the first day of kindergarten, the first day of middle school may be one of the most anxiety-producing days for students and parents alike. The good news is that you and your child CAN and WILL survive this transition - especially if you help develop these 4 skills your child needs before starting [...]

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