Teaching: The Call Worth Heeding

Ryan McHaleBlog, Survival

TEACHING - The Call Worth Heeding

Truth be told, teaching was not my first career choice. What a long, strange trip it’s been. Back in the early 2000s, as a young college student in Boston, I set out to be, of all things, a politician. Yes, you read that correctly. When I decided to attend Suffolk University, a medium-sized institution in the heart of Beantown, I … Read More

7 Tips for First Year Teachers

Tiffany OttBlog, Start Here, Survival

7 Tips for First Year Teachers

That first year of teaching is crazy, isn’t it? Thinking back on it, you can probably feel the energy. The excitement. The sheer terror and anxiety of getting ready for your very first classroom. If you are in that critical, crazy first year, you know exactly what I am talking about. The joy mixed with fear. Preparation mixed with confusion. … Read More

Oh no, it’s August already?! (video)

Rae HughartBlog, Innovation, Lesson Planning, Mastery Learning, Start Here, Survival, Teach Further, Video

Oh No - It's August - Video

Are you ready for the new school year? Full transcript below video. Video Transcript Holy smokes! I don’t know if you realize, but I cannot believe it’s August. It is ridiculous, this summer has been jam packed for me personally, getting to work with teachers, going to conferences, working on my own classroom, I cannot believe that the year is … Read More

Motivating Students with Creative Curriculum Using the 5 Senses (video)

Rae HughartBlog, Lesson Planning, Mastery Learning, Survival, Teach Further, Video

Motivating Students with Creative Curriculum Using the 5 Senses - Video

How can we motivate students with creative curriculum? Full transcript below video. Video Transcript Hey guys it’s Rae and I am really excited that we are talking about creativity in the classroom to start engaging students. Now I am totally biased, I love this topic, especially when I’m using the Teach Further model. If you haven’t heard of the Teach … Read More

7 Ways to Make Learning Impossible in Your Classroom

Chad OstrowskiBlog, Class Management, Mastery Learning, Start Here, Survival

7 Ways to Make Learning Impossible in Your Classroom

We talk a lot about how to increase student achievement and improve learning in our classrooms. A lot of these conversations are centered around what needs to be added or changed in a classroom, NOT what should be removed. Many of the practices that still exist in classrooms across the country are not only outdated, but they are making progress … Read More