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Why I’m Quitting Homework {And What I’m Doing Instead}

Times they are a changin’, am I right? In technology, fashion, politics, you name it! Change is the name of the game–especially in education. As teachers, we are breaking the mold, questioning tradition, and hurtling into a horizon of endless possibilities. Change is hard, but progress is better. And I…

How to Save Your Stations (And Your Sanity!)

It’s confession time. I am awesome at making stations. Math, literacy—you name it. I’m even pretty good at remembering to print, laminate, and cut them in time for their debut in the classroom. Storing them? That’s a completely different story. When it comes to saving my station materials in a…

Bright Ideas–No More Rummaging!

It’s 10:00. Lunch is imminent. You are halfway through a math lesson, then you hear it. Pencils rolling around supply boxes, paper crumpling. The dreaded desk rummaging has begun.Personally, if I had a dollar for every time one of my students was playing in his or her desk during a…

Bright Ideas: Simple Guided Reading Organization

Guided Reading is a necessary evil. An enigma. A Catch-22. I love guided reading and what it does for my students. I enjoy guided reading while I’m doing it, but I’ll be really honest here. Sometimes, the anticipation of doing guided reading is enough to send me running and hiding.…