Using Baseball to Teach Math Are your students bored with math? Excite them with a baseball lesson. Sports and numbers fit together perfectly. You can't have a winner without a score. Every game generates statistics. Baseball offers masses of historical data, situational averages and comparative studies.
Transformational Practices in the Classroom This article will explore practical strategies for you to implement inside the four walls of your classroom to make your space a caring place where meaningful relationships prevent the all too common discipline problems that most teachers experience.
Three Steps to Positive Classroom Leadership The American Psychological Association cites classroom management as the most sought after subject for teacher professional development. This article, first of a three-part series, explores the fundamental pillars to creating a positive classroom environment and avoiding common discipline problems.
5 Obstacles to the Flipped Learning Revolution Some teachers see flipping the classroom to be the inevitable new wave in education. Once the tide comes in, learning will never be the same. Other educators know trends and fads come and go like ebb and flow. Teaching methods that have been working for centuries will eventually remain.
Literature and the Common Core: Implementing Literature Circles What exactly are literature circles and how can they help prepare students for Common Core? Those who love to read may use the more affectionate term of “book club" when discussing literature circles. Developing literature circles is a key step to integrating the Common Core into your daily lessons.
Salvaging the Summer: Tips for Teachers Ah, summer! Time to kick back, relax, read a book, and NOT think about work. This is one of the best parts of our job after all. However, it may be wise after a few days off to revisit the year and begin planning next year while all the successes and failures are fresh in your mind.