Okay, this was scheduled for last week, but, you know, holidays. I hope you enjoyed yours – mine were fabulous and full of board games. We’re still in the first week of January, so still plenty of time for some New Year reflecting, right? And by now we’re all (hopefully) over our hangovers and a … More 3 Arts Integration Resolutions (for Procrastinators)
We are mostly through September, and that means that pretty much everybody, even us NYC late-starters, are back in the trenches. Just because the first day of school is over doesn’t mean we’re done with the jitters. Parent nights! Conferences! IEP meetings! District walk-throughs! Observations! Fall testing! The Teacher High Stress List seems endless, and … More 14 Ways to De-Stress in a Hurry.
The classroom rules are rarely approached as an opportunity for creativity. Introducing the rules is the moment for sober reflections on safety and stern discussions of consequences. When I first started teaching, I was told not to smile for the first six weeks. But then I left the traditional classroom for an arts and literacy … More 6 Ways to Art-Up Your Classroom Rules