teaching

How to strengthen digital literacy -- tips to help your students develop critical thinking skills.

How to teach Digital Literacy

Here’s how you can teach digital literacy skills to make sure your students are ready to be thoughtful, well-informed adults. Let’s get started! What is Digital Literacy? First – let’s talk about what it means for our students to be digital literate. In one regard, digital literacy means being able to navigate online and using […] Read more…

Wonder how to respond to negative feedback? This list of tips will help you respond to principal, parent, and student feedback.

How to handle negative feedback

As teachers, we are used to providing feedback to our students, but what about when we are at the receiving end? Here are some strategies for dealing with feedback. Read on! Who, what & why? Before determining your response, determine three things: Who is giving you the feedback What they are responding to Why? When […] Read more…

Five fun and funky outfit additions for teacher wardrobes.

5 Fun & Funky Outfit Additions for Teachers

Elementary school teachers can get away with wearing all kinds of cute outfits.  What about a middle school teacher’s wardrobe?  We have the sharp-eyed teens checking out what we wear…and didn’t you wear that blouse last week?   Still, we don’t have to wear boring/safe clothes.  Just a few fun pieces added to your basic teacher […] Read more…

nine ways to speed up grading, save time, and get your weekends back!

Time-saving hacks for grading student writing

Grading — and more grading! When you teach writing, that is something that never ends! I recently saw an Instagram image of a teacher’s stack of grading for the weekend — next to a ruler.¬† She had three inches of grading to do (insert sobbing here!). While you can’t always eliminate it, there are ways […] Read more…