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Being a New Teacher in the Digital Era – Guest Post by Brad Currie

Being a New Teacher in the Digital Era  – Guest Post by Brad Currie

When I began sharing my tips for new teachers back in 2010, one of the first educators who began encouraging me with his retweets and likes was Brad Currie. It meant a lot to me that an established educational blogger was appreciating what I was sharing online. Later, he shared his insights on my podcast, […]

7 Ways to Not Let Boredom Happen in Class

7 Ways to Not Let Boredom Happen in Class

“Don’t let boredom happen.” This was what Amanda Dykes shared with me when she was a guest on the Amazing Teacher Podcast. Four words that are so critical to a teacher’s success in the classroom, especially if you teach middle school kids like I did. When kids are bored, they find other things to entertain […]

What is Johnny Trying to Teach Me? – How to Turn a Disruption Into a Learning Lesson

What is Johnny Trying to Teach Me? – How to Turn a Disruption Into a Learning Lesson

I have been reading the book, Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff and It’s All Small Stuff: Simple Ways To Keep The Little Things From Taking Over Your Life by Richard Carlson, Ph.d. In chapter eleven, he shares something that intrigued me, so I thought I’d share it here. He offers a suggestion on how to […]

Teachers, Don’t Let Creativity Die

Teachers, Don’t Let Creativity Die

One of the things I loved most about teaching was creating lesson plans. Yes, I said it. I loved creating lesson plans. Not just any lesson plan, however. I loved taking a boring topic and creating a fun and interesting way to deliver it. I’ve always considered myself a creative person, so it was something […]