The Three Modalities

There are several different ways that people are “smart”. The styles of teaching and learning are many. But there are …

Being Present with Students

When I first started my career in 1991, I didn’t imagine that I’d leave before retirement age. I had visions …

Why Tutoring Can Be a Good Thing

For three months, I worked with a business coach. She thought I could build a “tutoring empire”. I explained to …

Only Six Hours

   After I finished college and my student teaching, which consisted of eight weeks in a fourth grade classroom and …

Resources

   Back in the olden days, when I first began teaching, we were told to make friends with the school …

The Purpose of Assessments

   For a majority of teachers in the classroom today, the sequence of instruction is the same: teach, practice, test. …

Sending Kids on their Way

   I teach at a high school that uses a block schedule, 85 minutes a class, four classes plus lunch each …