Reflections from the Fresh Professor

James MilesBlog, Connect Better, Differentiate Better, Engage Better

TL;DR: James shares his story about his childhood experience with surgery on his eyelids and how it changed him. Edutainment was a calling that was sparked by a conversation with Michael J. Fox. Follow his journey below. James joined Rae on the Daily Drop In to chat about aligning values, beliefs, and actions. Click here to watch! My first memory … Read More

4 Tips for Classroom Management

Kari PitstickBlog, Connect Better, Differentiate Better, Engage Better, Lesson Plan Better, Manage Better, Reflect Better

TL;DR: Routines and structures are key to strong classroom management. Consider your first 5 minutes of class and intentionally decide how you will spend that time. What works one day might not work the next; what works for one class may not work for another. Classroom management will always be a work in progress; not every single day will go … Read More

Mastery Teachers Produce Mastery Students

James O'NealBlog, Lesson Plan Better, Reflect Better

TL;DR: Learning should not just be personal for students, but it should be personal for teachers. Teachers should be learners, too. Teachers should master the content so that students can have the opportunity to master what is taught. James joined Jeff on the Daily Drop In to discuss keeping creativity alive as well as mastery in the classroom. Click here … Read More

The Power of Reflection and Connection to Assessments

Vernon WrightBlog, Grade Better, Reflect Better

TL;DR: Assessment is a time for students to reflect on what has been shared with them. Assessments can take all shapes and forms. Ultimately, what we want is for students to share their thoughts and understandings. Continue to reflect and assess your own life and challenge yourself to meet goals. It was a great honor to have been a guest … Read More