Making Better Teachers Podcast Episode 15 – Classroom Technology

How should schools implement technology in the classroom? How can teachers use technology? How can we make technology meaningful? This week we chat with Craig Kemp, a Head of Digital Learning and Innovation based in Singapore. He shares with us some wonderful insights about how technology should be used in educational settings and also recommends... Continue Reading →

Making Better Teachers Podcast Episode 9 – Teaching Design, Thinking Design

What does Design Class look like in modern middle and high schools? What do students learn and why are they learning those skills? From coding to building, students do a lot! We learn about Design in the modern classroom from Jason Reagin, Design teacher at Chadwick International School.   Listen to the Making Better Teachers... Continue Reading →

Teaching Goals for 2019

2018 is drawing to a close and I wanted to look forward to the new year. When classes commence for me on January 7th, I will be halfway through the school year. The year began in a bumpy fashion, but with a great deal of patience, through, support from colleagues and my family, things turned... Continue Reading →

Building Community with Parents

As teachers, we often read blog posts about building community within our classrooms. We also have these discussions on a near daily basis with our colleagues and our PLN (Professional Learning Network) in spaces like Twitter. Building community within your class is the key to having not only a functioning classroom but a thriving one.... Continue Reading →

Writing your morning message

Once upon a time, it was known as Circle Time with Kindergarten and early elementary grades. These days it can be referred to as Morning Meeting, Daily Meeting, and many other things. For the sake of this post, I’ll refer to it as Morning Meeting since that’s what I now call it with my current... Continue Reading →

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