Imagine this: you walk into a classroom and instead of rows of desks, you see a variety of couches, cozy chairs, high top tables, bean bags, stools, string lights, clipboards, learning nooks, and more. Flexible seating classrooms, like the classroom described above, are … [Read more...] about Flexible Seating 101: A Beginner’s Guide
Recently, my state and district have made a push to select and use power (or prioritized) standards in our classrooms, and it got me thinking: What is the formal definition of power standards? Are power standards something new that could truly revolutionize my teaching? How can I … [Read more...] about How can I use power standards in my classroom?
I accomplished this today, and I thought I should blog about it! In my first years of teaching, I didn’t use this time-saving practice. Instead, in those early years, I would have said, “Pass your work to the front of the classroom, please” and then I would collect the work, sort … [Read more...] about How I Graded 81 Assignments in 6 Minutes
Finally, for all the fidgeters out there -- Fidgeting is cool. … [Read more...] about Beyond the Fidget Spinner — 7 DIFFERENT fidget gadgets for students
Over the past few years, I have struggled and struggled with my students on their innate desire to stand up at the end of class. … [Read more...] about 13 Movement-Based Exit Activities