5 Ways to Build Good Homework Habits

5 Ways to Build Good Homework Habits

Yes, I stopped teaching last year to write full-time, but I find myself writing about school. Go figure. Anyway, here are 5 Ways to Build Good Homework Habits. Don’t think for a minute this is all I got for homework habits suggestions, but I said I was going to give...
Happy New Year! Setting Goals for School

Happy New Year! Setting Goals for School

It’s time to make New Year’s Resolutions again! Forget January 1st. This is the real deal—The Beginning Of School. The Fresh Start The Do Over The New Year If you are a student, or a student’s parent, or a parent/student, you are an automatic member of the This Year...
Unsolicited Advice for Freshmen

Unsolicited Advice for Freshmen

Don’t you just love freshmen? They’re one of my favorite groups of students- a marvelous blend of big kid psyche and little kid sass, of sophistication and naiveté, of brilliance and idiocy. I taught them science for years, watching their morphosis from September...
Final Exams Study Schedule

Final Exams Study Schedule

Final Exams Study Schedule It’s June! Everyone’s thoughts turn to summer vacation. Hold on!     If you are a teenager, your thoughts need to turn towards Final Exams Study Schedule. You know that yucky feeling you get in the pit of your stomach at the mere...
Fireflies

Fireflies

Fireflies I saw my first firefly of the season last night as I watched the daylight turn to night. It’s a mystical and exciting herald of the pending summer. Every time someone asks me if I miss teaching, I always answer yes because I do. I miss the energy and the...
School iPads & ADHD

School iPads & ADHD

Many schools have started Initiatives by where students are being given iPad or Tablets to use for the school year. For some this is a blessing, but for some, it is a curse. School iPads & ADHD is not a good mix.     At one of my schools, this move provoked a...

Epiphany After Epiphany: Everything Is Connected

Let me begin by saying this is an ABSOLUTELY TRUE STORY! Epiphany After Epiphany: Everything Is Connected… I have been an educator for 25+ years in a variety of settings (geographic, urban/rural, socioeconomic) and grades (middle school, high school). By...

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