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,...

Dump Your Surplus. Get What You Really Need

Dump Your Surplus. Get What You Really Need

If you have five million boxes of staples and there's not a single pencil in site, you've got to do something immediately to get rid of your surplus to get the things you really need. You don't want to file a request in triplicate that won't get here till June.  Take...

Why Caesar’s Gruesome Death Makes me Celebrate Friends

Why Caesar’s Gruesome Death Makes me Celebrate Friends

Good friends make a great life. The Ides of March is almost here. That's the day Julius Caesar was stabbed in the back by his friends.  Every March 15th, in honor of Caesar, I celebrate friends. "Caesar got killed though..." Yes, indeed. How many of us have...

Your Handouts Are Ugly. How to Make Them Shine

Your Handouts Are Ugly. How to Make Them Shine

No one wants to read your handouts.  They're ugly and boring...or worse yet, copied from an old workbook. Are you still giving old-school worksheets to Generation Snapchat? I was. "What do I have to do?" kids would say. "Read the directions!... You didn't read it...

How to Make Your Classroom Website without Bleeding Cash

How to Make Your Classroom Website without Bleeding Cash

You can run an all-out technology-based classroom as a broke teacher... even if you don't have computers or Chromebooks. All you need is a classroom website. Why a website? Websites are where our kids are used to getting information.  That's where we go to first....