Oreos and Pseudoteaching

I’ve been following the discussion of Pseudoteaching at Frank Noschese’s blog Action Reaction, which made me evaluate my own teaching in order to consider when does my teaching really look great and all my kids are engaged but results do not reflect that student learning has actually happened. A couple of years ago, I decided… Continue reading Oreos and Pseudoteaching

Thank you, Mrs. Mitchell: Reflecting on science fairs

Yesterday, I took five of my sixth grade students and four projects to the Gwinnett Regional Science and Engineering Fair. I am our school’s local science fair director. (Doesn’t that sound fancy?) ┬áThis is the second year I have required all of my students to complete science fair projects as part of our class, and… Continue reading Thank you, Mrs. Mitchell: Reflecting on science fairs

Hey Readers, are you out there?

Lonely Reader by h.koppdelaney Our final challenge in the Kick Start Your Blog Teacher Challenge is all about finding and keeping readers. Here are a few things I think will help gain readers. Use a widget to automatically tweet your blog posts. I use Twitter Blog. If you don’t use Twitter, what are you waiting… Continue reading Hey Readers, are you out there?

A Widget Tour

When it comes to widgets, I am a minimalist. I like my blog to look clean, so I try to reflect that in my sidebar. The current theme I use has one right-hand side bar and a small menu at the bottom of the page. Here is what I include. Right Sidebar Search Bar –… Continue reading A Widget Tour