Ding-Dong! My Classroom Management Game-Changer: A Wireless Doorbell

With almost a decade of teaching experience in middle and high school classrooms, I've spent a fair amount of time trying to improve my classroom management techniques. But one thing I know for sure is that it IS a work in progress that doesn't happen overnight! One of the most important aspects of classroom management is … Continue reading Ding-Dong! My Classroom Management Game-Changer: A Wireless Doorbell

Increase Rigor and Engagement: Top 2 Task Card Strategies for the Middle School Classroom

If you haven't heard... content-related task cards are "all the rage" in education right now, all the way from Kinder to Upper Secondary. I was skeptical of their function and effectiveness a few years ago (when I first stumbled upon a set on a respected teacher's blog), but since then, I've created, tested and improved … Continue reading Increase Rigor and Engagement: Top 2 Task Card Strategies for the Middle School Classroom

New Year – New “Daily Starter” System | Warm Ups | Bell Ringers |

This is my sixth year teaching English (at some grade level) and I have YET to successfully implement daily starters in my English class throughout the year. I always start strong - but then the inevitable happens.... I wake up unorganized and it's all I can do to get my head on and lesson plan … Continue reading New Year – New “Daily Starter” System | Warm Ups | Bell Ringers |