Do Your Students See Themselves In Your Classroom?

Quick!   Grab a pencil and a piece of paper.  Look at the cover of this book.   What do you see? Don’t think about it.  Just write what you see. Did you write: happiness? peace? pride? Joy? OR…. Did you write: a rainbow? sunshine? clouds? the ocean? a smiling boy? Look at your responses.  Did […]

7 Tips for Making STEAM Seamless in Your Classroom

7 Tips for Making S.T.E.A.M Seamless in Your Classroom S.T.E.A.M.!   Science. Technology. Engineering. Art.  Math.   The moment I saw this photo, I thought, “That screams STEAM”! Particularly when I think of the aesthetics of Art. Have you gotten used to calling it STEAM?  Do you still say STEM?  I know.  The first time […]

Proud to Share: Paying It Forward Update

Hello!  Happy holidays to everyone.  It’s so nice to share a few moments with you.  I wanted to come back and give everyone an update on how my class paid it forward for the holidays.  If you remember, I asked my students (and their families) to contribute $1.00 each to help purchase a $25.00 gift […]

Tis the Season of Giving: Encourage Your Students to Pay It Forward

Christmas is one of my absolute favorite times of the year!  Just the sight of anything red and green gets my happy juices flowing through my veins.  One of the things that I love most about this holiday season is the kindness that we show to one another- just because.  A little, “Merry Christmas” here […]

How Do You Embrace Diversity in Your Classroom?

Diversity is one of those terms that always inspires a passionate response from others. Whether the response is positive or negative- it’s usually passionate. I was inspired to create this post by a dear teacher friend named Andrea. She is a 5th grade teacher that has an amazing blog that focuses on Social Studies. We […]

Periscope: Are You ‘Scoping?

Find Me on Periscope      Are you Periscoping?   Have you heard of Periscope?            If you haven’t, don’t feel as though you are alone. I didn’t even know of its existence until approximately two months ago. Now that I know all about it, I am hooked! I am on Periscope […]