Get Organized:  Use Calendars & Project Management Tools

Get Organized: Use Calendars & Project Management Tools

"When's it due?" students ask. "When did I say it was due?"  I answer. "I don't know."  It's either that or "I forgot."  That's how it goes. Not anymore! No kid with a computer, tablet, or smartphone gets to say "I forgot" anymore.   Set them up with calendars and...

Pinterest in the Classroom

Pinterest in the Classroom

Do you use Pinterest in the classroom?  If not, you should. Pinterest used to be a place for dumping pictures of all the cool things you wanted to buy and projects you never got around to finishing.  Not anymore--Pinterest is the place to be for research,...

The 3 Things You Need to Start Your Garden

The 3 Things You Need to Start Your Garden

Today's question comes from Kelly from Rhode Island, who wants to know, "How do I get my garden started?" This is a big question, so we'll break it up into a few posts. First, let's start with getting the thing into the ground.  Then, we'll tackle what to plant to...

Evernote Saves Lives

Evernote Saves Lives

Evernote could have saved this student's life. "My brother peed on my science notebook."  The student was frantic.  Science is serious, and they have a serious notebook full of labs, tables of contents, and lots of things.  She had a little brother with autism who...

You Need to Get Connected! Twitter 101 for Teachers

You Need to Get Connected! Twitter 101 for Teachers

Are you on Twitter yet?  If you're a teacher, you should be. "No man is an island."  Someone really great said that. Teaching often feels like one.   I have a saying, "If you're more than two rooms past me, or farther than the bathroom, I won't see you till June."...

11 Things to Do with Ramen–Besides Eat It

11 Things to Do with Ramen–Besides Eat It

You don't have to eat ramen to survive! Ramen is one of God's greatest gifts to the world.  Ramen lets adults save money, teenagers look like they're eating real food when I think it's really crushed up Doritos made into long flat noodles, and college students can eat...

Cashing in on Cleaning

Cashing in on Cleaning

Do you need to start cleaning out some things you never use? Cash in on your cleaning Your trash isn't someone else's treasure--it's yours.  Instead of throwing it all away, come up with a strategic plan to turn it into cash.  There are a ton of ways to do this. Have...

Excuses Bringing You Down?  How To Be a Productivity Ninja

Excuses Bringing You Down? How To Be a Productivity Ninja

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DB2Q1Jt_Kd4 "You're late again." I've got a student who's late every day, each time with a better excuse.  We don't use the clock anymore--class officially starts with a round of applause when he arrives.  Then we all get to...

Egg Overdose:  What to Do with Your 10M Eggs

Egg Overdose: What to Do with Your 10M Eggs

Are you afraid of Easter egg overdose? Egg overdose is a real thing, something parents and teachers across the nation fear.  Everyone likes to color a million eggs, but no one wants to eat them.   If you cried every time someone boiled another dozen eggs to color,...