Should Beginning Teachers Have a Mentor? Your Opinion, Please.

Teachers, do you believe new teachers would benefit from having a mentor or coach during their first year of teaching? Please take this very short survey. I will post the results once I get a good sample.  Take Our Survey!

Thank you!



Teaching in the Digital Age

Teaching Copyrighting

3 Awesome Visuals on Today’s Education

Thanks to Educational Technology for this first visual.  Click the link to see the other two!

Engaging the Active Learner

How Do You Create a Compassionate Classroom?

To My Co-Creators

Thank you to my co-creators all over the world for sharing your ideas, your knowledge, your experience, and your inspiration with me. I am a better and happier educator for having you, my PLN, as role models and colleagues.  I will continue to try to pay it forward!

A special thank you to Hugh of GapingVoid for allowing me to enjoy and learn from his creativity and insights.  You’re a jewel!

BBC’s “Motivating the Unmotivated” with Ken Wilson

This seminar, Motivating the Unmotivated,  presented by Ken Wilson, focuses on how to motivate even the most unmotivated and “tired” students in our classrooms.  The truth is Wilson does a fabulous job in this seminar of motivating and re-energizing us, the teachers.  His “ten ways to get our students to do something” could as easily be called ten ways to “re-ignite our teacher-pilot” and make the classroom more energetic and stimulating for our students and for ourselves.   Wilson’s  humor, experience, and ideas for creating a lively, safe, and effective learning environment for students of all ages and abilities should be a part of our professional development regardless of what point in our career we are at, new or “seasoned.”  Setting aside less than an hour or so to watch this seminar will be time well spent, I promise.

For more from Ken Wilson, visit Ken Wilson’s Blog.