Digging into data: how Lexile scores can help to inform educational decisions

It’s time for a vlog post! This week I’ve taken to video format to show you how to use students’ Lexile scores and reading levels to inform educational decisions. I’ve included a breakdown of two of my classes’ Lexile scores Read More …

Digging into data: Analyzing IEPs to be an effective teacher for students with disabilities

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In my previous post, I discussed the 5 types of data that every teacher needs to collect to move their students forward. Today, I’m going to focus on one type of data mentioned in that post – Individualized Education Plans (IEPs). Read More …

5 types of data you must collect to move your students forward

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The beginning of the school year is probably right around the corner for you. You might be thinking about how you want to decorate your classroom (here’s a great post on why it doesn’t need to be Pinterest-worthy), looking for Read More …

When ignoring data drives teachers down the wrong path

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Data. Analyzing data. I remember that, as a band director, I would literally groan and face palm when I heard an administrator mutter those words. At my previous school, the discussion of data was always paired with bad news regarding Read More …

Grading your gradebook: reconsidering grading methods to improve student outcomes

For many teachers, summer has commenced, while for others like myself, the beginning of a school year is right around the corner. I’ve seen so many teachers on various social media sites using their summer to plan for new and Read More …

Trying to balance creating content with social media marketing

MAKING PROGRESS For those of you that are established bloggers and solopreneurs, you probably recall when you first began and had to wade through the waters filled with terms such as squeeze page, SEO, meta, keywords, evergreen, content, and marketing. Read More …

Unconventional ways to spend summer – starting a side business!

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I’m officially a seller/solopreneur! I’d already planned to spend my summer break dedicated to this goal, which has culminated into my first two products on my Teachers Pay Teachers (TpT) store! While I haven’t made any money yet, my free R.A.C.E. Paragraph Read More …

Paper vs. plastic…er…digital…

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Are you someone that uses worksheets in your teaching? I am, despite the fact that I’ve read different blog posts and articles from educators that eschew the practice for more “hands-on” and “real” learning experiences. Don’t get me wrong – Read More …

Pivoting – a brand new school year and insight

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It’s been a year since I last posted, and honestly feel like I’m talking to an empty room that once held a handful of people. In the blogosphere, a year is a lifetime. So much has happened in that year, and while Read More …

Split personalities: multiple profiles in Google Chrome

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Whether or not you’re a techie, there’s a good chance that you have more than one email account: one for work and one for personal correspondence. I have four Gmail accounts that I use – one for work, and three for Read More …