Kindergarten: Meet Them Where They Are and Watch Where They Will Go via @McMenemyTweets

Kindergarten: Meet Them Where They Are and Watch Where They Will Go via @McMenemyTweets

Kindergarten…28 little bodies in one room.  28 little minds all coming at you from different places, with different experiences, different abilities and different stories.  Some of those 28 are still just three years old.  Some are turning six.  Some of those 28 can read and write and rhyme off math facts.  Some can barely make […]

Makerspaces Are For EVERY Student! via @LauraBCarr

Makerspaces Are For EVERY Student! via @LauraBCarr

Maybe you’re reading this because, like me, you’re passionate about makerspaces. Maybe you’ve heard all the buzz about makerspaces, but don’t really understand what they are. If you’re in the latter category, here’s a quick overview: In an educational setting, a makerspace is an area designed for students that allows them to work together to […]

Using Code to Empower Math Learning via @MsNizam5

Using Code to Empower Math Learning via @MsNizam5

I recently completed a University course for teachers titled, Integration of Information and Computer Technology, where the focus is on improving the teaching and learning process through technology-driven learning. I thought I was signing up for a routine online learning experience, where I may have struggled to find the time needed to complete the assigned […]

What Else Am I Learning When I Code? via @MsLCarruthers #CodeBreaker

What Else Am I Learning When I Code? via @MsLCarruthers #CodeBreaker

As a recent graduate from the Concurrent Education program at Brock University, I felt well-versed and prepared to integrate technology within my future classroom. My universities’ “Teaching with Technology” course, placements with 1:1 student tech, and various professional development sessions had given me the experience, knowledge and confidence to meaningfully utilize these tools. However, when […]

Teach Kindness With Coding via @ValerieSousa7

Teach Kindness With Coding via @ValerieSousa7

Kindness grows in a classroom environment through modeling, open discussions and cultivating relationships. It is not simply taught but absorbed by students through continual exposure. It needs to be immersed in their everyday life through moments. As a Kindergarten teacher I am always looking for new ways to help children practice kindness and cultivate positive […]

From Privilege to Poverty: Reflections from Within via @mrmarkowich

From Privilege to Poverty: Reflections from Within via @mrmarkowich

Over the past 13 years, I have had the unique honor of serving as a full-time educator in elementary, middle, and high schools from “high-performing” suburban to turnaround urban, charter to non-charter, gifted to SpEd, ELL and Newcomer.  In these roles I have learned from students in STEM, technology, math, language arts, science, and social […]

6 Great Steps to Make Co-Teaching Awesome!

6 Great Steps to Make Co-Teaching Awesome!

By: Jessica Reed, MA,@KYgirlinAlabama  When I think of how collaborative teaching has changed over the course of the last 10 years, one consistent idea for collaborative teaching is how teachers collaborate with one another. Collaboration could take place between special education teachers  and general education teachers or it could look like general education teacher (cross-curriculum) […]