Posted inEducational Apps, High School, Instructional Strategies, Technology

Outdated Practices With Google Docs

It is a relief to find a few digital tools that continuously serve learners despite the accelerated nature of change in technology. Google Docs allows me to meet the varied needs and writing levels of almost all students.   It gives me wings, allowing me to reach past classroom walls and time constraints, to converse and edit […]

Posted inElementary School, English Language Learners, Instruction & Curriculum, Literacy, Science, Social Studies, Uncategorized

Avoiding Round Robin in All Subject Areas

I am always amazed that the Round Robin reading still exists. The empirical evidence has shown that it is an ineffective teaching method. Just being an observant teacher would make you realize the kids are bored and off task. Worst of all, it brings humiliation to students who struggle with reading or English. So how […]

Posted inFrom the Front Lines, Literacy, Uncategorized

Whit's Tips on Mentoring to Provide Individual Learning Opportunities

How should schools provide individual learning opportunities and motivation to accelerate learning while following standardized curricula goals aligned with the Common Core? One on one mentoring might be an answer. Whether schools can put together teams of five or a hundred mentors, giving students a half hour of undivided attention makes all the difference in […]