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…

Parents! Connect to @classcraftgame to Get Classroom Updates

The school year is moving right along, and I try to communicate with parents as much as possible. One of the best ways to keep up on what’s happening is to get your parent code and sign up for Classcraft! If you’d like more information about what gamification of the classroom involves, click here. Here’s…

Fourth Week – Get Into Reading!

Alright, we’re into our fourth week and students are getting the hang of Summit Learning. In English, we’ve started reading “Holes” and by Friday or over the weekend, students should have read up through chapter 5. They’ll have lots of time in class on Thursday and Friday, so that shouldn’t be a problem for them…

Gmailing it Up!

Hey kids, check to see if your Gmail account has been activated. Once it is, you’ll be able to get notifications from Summit,  WordPress, Twitter, whatever you ‘re signed up to or connected to your school’s Google account. You can even email me questions or just to say what’s up!

District Art Show

Did you know, that there is going to be a district art show with artists entered in it from this school?  It will be at The Richmond Art Center on April 29.  It will feature many diffrent types of art from photography to watercolor. For artists there will be an artists reception.  So if you…

Homework Study

Here’s something i’m going to talk about today and it’s how to get your homework done quickly and easily. These are like study tips but for homework. Some of the tips I use is do the homework and than goof off and, when I get stuck on a problem skip it and then come back…

How Do Video Games Affect Grades?

First of all, you may think that if you spend under an hour a day on a video game, your grades will be intact, but you might be wrong.  Recent study’s show, that if you play an average of 40 minuets a day, your grades will stay the same, not increase.  Most A+ students spend…

HubSpot Website Grader

Interesting little tidbit, check out HubSpot’s Website Grader for a quick evaluation of your blog and/or website. It’ll give you a break-down on the score and what areas could use some improvement. This isn’t about content, exactly, or how well you write. This is grading your site’s functionality, how quickly it loads, whether posts are…