While some teachers are just embarking on their school year, my district just wrapped up its first grading period! For the past 16 years, I've taken the time to reflect on several areas of my teaching that are essential to my students' success. Where am I at in my pacing in relation to where I'd hoped to be? In the beginning of the school year, you probably planned your entire year (or maybe semester), or you used a pacing guide provided by your district. I remember spending the summer prior … [Read More...] about Reflect, revise, and refresh after your first grading period
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As teachers we attend so many meetings and trainings that unfortunately take us out of the classroom. While … [Read More...] about Elevate your substitute plans with a video
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This is the second installment of my multi-part series on JupiterEd. Last week I covered the basics of … [Read More...] about JupiterEd: Part II – Using Juno Docs for submitting and grading assignments
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