Self-Care for the School Year

I'm not good at this whole self-care thing. Honestly, I'm probably the last person who should be talking about it. But this morning...

Inspire Children to Think and Act Like Scientists

Watch the children in Ms. Poulin’s first-grade classroom, as they talk about an illustration in a book about animals and their...

Adding a 21st Century Spin to Reading I A Step by Step Guide to Creating a Classroom READbox

If you were to walk past Room 113 at Patton Elementary in Austin, Texas, you’d see a “READbox,” inviting you to check out a student...

Spooktacular Lessons with the Wild Kratts

Halloween… one of the most exhausting yet amusing holidays we celebrate in our classrooms. This week, teachers everywhere will rise...

Runaway Pumpkin..with Nature Cat!

The Maine coastal town of Damariscotta holds a 10-day pumpkin festival every October, during which pumpkins of all shapes and sizes are...

Appily Goin’ Along - With Nature Cat

A garden—whether it’s a large plot in a schoolyard or a window box in a classroom — offers myriad opportunities for...

War Games: Gamifying the Vietnam War and teaching 'The Things They Carried'

Intro and Setting the Stage Bishop McNamara High School (BMHS) in Forestville, MD, sits just across the highway from Andrews Air Force...

Using Virtual Team Teaching to Connect Classrooms

This post originally ran on EdTech Digest here. Inspiration or pure insanity. These are the only possible reasons why “Virtual Team...

How Games Can Be a Centerpiece for Student-Driven Learning

While phonics workbooks are useful for reinforcing certain literacy skills, they are not the sole means of teaching reading. If children...

Helping Students Find their Voice

As a high school English teacher, I encourage my students to find their voice and use it to express their thoughts and opinions. I firmly...

Improving Digital Literacy in the Classroom

As you walk down the street, in any city or town, you would not be surprised to see children as young as 2 with a digital device in hand...

For the Love of Lit: Virtual Professional Learning Series

Teachers! Join us as we bring the Great American Read to your classroom. This four-part virtual professional learning series...

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