• If I had to look at one area of my teaching practice this would be it!

    If you could change one thing about your teaching practice what would it be? It might come as a bit of surprise to most teachers but I wouldn’t change my teaching strategies, my classroom management plan, my class rules, and I wouldn’t find new ways to deliver the content.  All of those things can be […]

  • How to decide what class rules you should have

    How do you decide what class rules you should have? I have found that when I ask this question of teachers I generally get one of two responses: A blank look Or a response that goes something like, “I just have all the ‘normal’ rules that every teacher has” Why is this a problem?

  • 3 programs to help students to learn to read

    I am always amazed at the fact that kids can learn to read.  As a high school teacher I am thankful that I am not the one responsible for developing such a vital skill.  But as a parent of two children, I have had to wrestle through what is the best way to teach my kids […]

  • Have you used Voki with your students yet?

    I have found one of the greatest tools to motivate and engage students is to give them access to programs where they can convert speech to text or text to speech.  There are several programs such as goaimate.com that allow students to create animations that speak and act out the text that has been typed, […]

  • Can You Use Twitter For Education?

    One of the most frequently asked questions about Twitter at staff development days is “Can you really use Twitter for Education and get improved learning outcomes?” The best way to answer that question is to start with some statistics: When you look at the demographics of twitter users, the under 25 age group make up […]

  • Facebook In School

    Today we will look at some strategies on how you can use Facebook in school.  Obviously this post will not apply to all teachers but is relevant to teachers who are teaching students over the age of about 13. Many teachers have concerns about using social media in the classroom, mainly because they are concerned […]

  • Two things to consider before you decide if there is a role for Twitter and Facebook in education

    Should we embrace social media tools like Twitter and Facebook in education? I have found that when I talk to teachers about the use of Twitter and Facebook in education, there are very few teachers who are undecided on their position as to whether or not teachers should embrace social media sites such as Twitter […]

  • How to use Future Me with your students

    Before we look at today’s online teaching tool called Future Me, I was reminded by one of the readers of this blog of a post I had written back in March last year looking at how much influence technology has on learning.  It is similar to my post at the beginning of this series.  I […]

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