LEGO Bricks are toys. They’re items that students willingly seek out to play with and get excited to receive as gifts under the Christmas tree. That’s one of the things that make them so useful to teachers. Lessons taught using LEGO Bricks don’t feel like dull schoolwork. On the contrary, students might feel like they’re

Teacher School Supplies

Sunday, 17 January 2016 by

COLORFUL PENS My favorite pens for chart paper are Mr. Sketch. I’ve tried a few others but none of them are quite the same. The colors are vibrant and one pack lasts all year! Except for black. However, several years ago, I discovered that I could order just the black! Whoo-hoo. Now, I have a

It is okay to plan assignments that you aren’t going to grade. Be nice to your custodians. They deal with enough crap already. And vomit. Set firm boundaries between home life and work life, even if other teachers tell you it’s impossible. Use some of your sick days. Use them for rest. Use them to

Think back to when you were in school – did you have any teachers that were just, well, to be honest, bad teachers? Or maybe there’s some teachers you know now who are just simply not that effective. It’s certainly not our job to point fingers or critique others, but what we absolutely should do

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