Distance Learning Bonanza! DL Strategies, Tips, etc.

There are so many resources concerning distance learning instruction for teachers! With all that’s out there, I wanted to create a list for myself, coworkers, and for other teachers AND parents that would like to read up on Distance Learning. My list is currently heavy on the Social Emotional Learning strategies/needs/lessons for students in DL….

Crazy Times and School Closure – Q4 Begins

Hello and welcome back to school – sort of. It seems like the whole world has turned upside down for some of us, while others may be sitting at home wondering what all the fuss is about. I wanted to give students a little information about what’s taking place right now and what to expect…

Q3 is Ending Soon

Hello to all my parents and students and readers, Q3 is ending soon!!!! Can you believe it? The school year just zooms bye. Here are a few updates on classes and the direction we’ll be taking as we leave Q3 and head into Q4. The Elders – 8th grade We’re just getting into the nuts…

The 2nd Semester Cometh!

It’s been a long road for students to get to this point. The second semester tends to be much easier for students. They’ve gotten into their routines, they’re comfortable with their surroundings, and we’re getting to know each other better. I wanted to take a moment to update parents and students on what to expect…

Mindfulness Training

As a teacher, I’m constantly reflecting on best practices. How can I be a better teacher? What does it mean to be a better teacher? My focus over the years has varied. I started out focusing on classroom management, it was all about controlling the classroom environment. Then I focused on motivation, how to get…

@StudySync is Problematic for Resubmitted/Late Work.

English classes need to double check the work they completed late or resubmitted and double check that I’ve updated the score on PowerSchool. Every assignment was gone through on Tuesday and Wednesday, 10/15-10/16, to update scores but there are now a plethora of assignments with dates of completion before 10/14 that are showing up which…

Late Work/Re-submissions Deadline Approaches

The final date for all Quarter 1 late work and re-submission is MONDAY, OCT. 14th at MIDNIGHT. There will be no exceptions. The quarter officially ends on Oct. 21, but I’ll need time to completely go through all of the quarter’s assignments to check and score them. Beginning this week, Oct. 7th, all further assigned…

Progress Reports, Club Drive, and More

This week, classes have been moving right along. Progress Reports were handed out and I’ve had a lot of parents emailing to follow up on comments made. I always appreciate the contact and I always remind parents that they can see exactly which assignments are missing by clicking on the letter grade on PowerSchool. If…