Weekly Schedule Template

As most of us do, I feel completely powerless over what the new school year may look like but finding general ways to support teachers is something I can do. I have seen dozens of different schedule ideas being shared on social media and in the news which made me wonder how students, families, and... Continue Reading →

Virtual Meeting Whiteboard

When I am facilitating a meeting or class period, my main focus is that our time together is well-organized and efficient. I want participants to have access to all of the resources they need and I, as the presenter, want to have everything I need at hand. This Meeting Whiteboard Template does just that. The... Continue Reading →

Learn It! PD-in-a-Page

We are all challenged with major disruptions to our daily lives right now, not to mention those who are ill or caring for others who are. While it feels very frantic right now, you may find yourself with some downtime in the coming weeks and look to engage in some learning for yourself! With that... Continue Reading →

Digital Notebook Template

When a colleague asked the best way to create a digital notebook, my answer was Google Slides of course! But then my wheels started turning, especially because I am in the middle of Tony Vincent's Classy Graphics course and I am learning so many amazing ways to design graphics for use in educational settings. It's... Continue Reading →

Focus your Twitter Replies in 2 Clicks!

We've all been a part of collaborative Twitter threads in which the group of tagged educators come up with great solutions to problems and grow innovative ideas together. I love that collaborative aspect of Twitter. BUT sometimes just two or three educators in a thread want to continue the conversation for several more tweets. And... Continue Reading →

Solving Equations Algebra Tiles

The best work I've ever done has all been a result of cooperation and collaboration. If you aren't familiar with the term Adjacent Possible it's the idea that good ideas don't just appear; they grow. I hadn't heard of adjacent possible until Jake Miller talked about it during one of his soap box segments on... Continue Reading →

The Suite Talk Guest Appearance

I had an awesome time chatting with the fabulous Kim Mattina, otherwise known as The Tech Lady on Twitter, on her awesome podcast The Suite Talk about how I use Google Classroom to help students create a standards-based portfolio. Our chat was based on my previous blog post in which I explain how any teacher... Continue Reading →

Math Operations Drag & Drop

This idea comes from my colleague Jennifer Kempton who knows the value of teaching Tier 2 and Tier 3 vocabulary in her middle school math classroom. Math has so many process words that can be confusing for all students including language learners so why not give students explicit opportunities to practice with those words? Language... Continue Reading →

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