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5 Powerful Ways to Use Zoom to Teach

5 Powerful Ways to Use Zoom to Teach

Zoom has become a hot topic in education due to the unfortunate pandemic of the Coronavirus, along with other video conferencing tools. With this increase in the use of Zoom, they took many steps to ensure educators could feel safe with their students with added security and settings. So when ...
3 Ways to End the Year Remotly

3 Awesome Way To End Your Year Remotely

With remote learning, many teachers and schools have been thinking about how to end their school year in a fun and engaging way. And if you are teaching a grade level where students are moving on to another school next year, you really want to make that last week fun, engaging and memorable for ...
A Glance At My First Week of Remote Learning

A Glance At My First Week of Remote Learning!

Did you start remote learning this past week like I did or are you getting ready to soon? I am writing this post to share how my first week went, what I learned, things  I would do differently  and unexpected successes. I am sure all of you will have your own story to tell too.  ...
Simple Ways to Plan for Remote Learning

Simple Ways to Plan for Remote Learning

No one could have predicted what countries would face with the pandemic of the CoronaVirus (Covid-19). As a result many school systems have been chosen to close for weeks and have been trying to prevent learning loss through remote teaching and learning. Here in Colorado, we are one of the many ...
What Every Teacher Should Do After Winter Break

What Every Teacher Needs To Do After Winter Break!

Be successful after winter break by planning with these simple ways during your first days back. Have a chatty class and just need to refresh your structures and routines. Here are some simple ways to help your class start the new year strong. ...
Teaching With Inquiry

Teaching With Inquiry – STEM It Up!

What does it mean to teach with inquiry. And why don’t we see more science teachers using inquiry as a central teaching practice. The simple answer is that it seems very hard and when done without guidance, students struggle. And we want to rescue them naturally. I decided to write this blog post ...
Science Classroom Picture

Science Classroom Tour

This year I decided to completely redesign my classroom! After setting it all up and knowing I will continuously be tweaking it, I decided it is time to reveal the new look.  Every year I am always thinking about how I can improve from the previous year. Although it is a lot of extra work… ...
Science Syllabus

Science Syllabus & Safety Contract Made Simple!

Over the years, I have revamped my syllabus and safety contract multiple times. And most of what I put on it came from my own experience as a student. It was so jammed pack to cover everything possible for many years. However, eventually I realized that my students and parents didn’t read it, even ...
How to Turn Groups into TEAMS

How to Turn Working in Group into TEAMS!

Yes, the struggle is real. Many teachers want their students to work together and this is a MUST for 21st Century Skills and Workforce Readiness. Here are the TOP 5 reasons teachers said are challenges with student teams: A student says they cannot work with another student One student does all ...

How To Decorate Your Science Classroom

August is a rejuvenating time when we get back and start over. A quick surf through pinterest will easily reveal 1000’s of great ideas to decorate your classroom. But when it comes to secondary classrooms, the search gets smaller. Go deeper to look for Science classrooms and you come up with bits ...