Fun, Non-Embarrassing Ice Breakers for High School & Middle School Students

We’re now entering serious back-to-school crunch time for parents, students, and teachers alike. This time of year always gets me thinking about new ways I can welcome students to class and get them to start interacting with each other. Since… Continue Reading

Teaching and Learning Like a Pirate

Feeling a little burned out? Looking for a way to find the joy in teaching? Have a I got a couple of book recommendations for you! Run straight to your local library, bookstore, or get on Amazon and buy¬†Teach Like… Continue Reading

How to motivate students — or anyone else (and just maybe, ourselves!)

    Everyone in the education field talks about how important it is for teachers to motivate students. After 22.5 years of teaching, I have come to the conclusion that no one can motivate another person: true motivation comes only… Continue Reading