Digital Literacy: Climbing the Ladder, One Rung at a Time

Students at Bertie Early College High School are reluctantly taking the plunge into the blogosphere. We're also asking a few to ditch the old spiral pads and create digital notebooks. Among them are a few kids who can see the benefits of it, and are excited about what it means for their writing. I feel a bit like a dentist in some cases, but there's one young lady who is embracing the idea.

Students Explode Onto the Blogging Scene!

We all know it...it's very difficult sometimes to get high school students excited about writing (and almost anything else these days). We proved this week however, that once you give them a voice, add a dash of guidance, and a splash of technology... viola! We've got kids writing like crazy at one high school.

5 Love Languages Pt 2

I'VE HAD AN EPIPHANY! The 5 Love languages do not only apply to romantic relationships...they apply to parents and children too!  Well, of course it wasn't my original idea. Dr. Gary Chapman explains it all in The Five Love Languages of Children.  I just feel so enlightened because if his findings are true, that would … Continue reading 5 Love Languages Pt 2

Strained Relationships With Your Children: Here’s the Solution (Pt. 2)

I'VE HAD AN EPIPHANY! The 5 Love languages do not only apply to romantic relationships...they apply to parents and children too!  Well, of course it wasn't my original idea. Dr. Gary Chapman explains it all in The Five Love Languages of Children.  I just feel so enlightened because if his findings are true, that would … Continue reading Strained Relationships With Your Children: Here’s the Solution (Pt. 2)

The Classroom Management Secret

What's My Job? Every educator's very first priority is to maintain a safe and orderly classroom (or school if you're a principal).  This comes well before teaching content, grading assignments, and serving cafeteria duty. Before we can begin to look at the importance of differentiation for diverse learners and strategic planning, common practices must be … Continue reading The Classroom Management Secret