A few weeks ago, I mentioned I wanted to briefly change directions with what I was writing about, and I’d like to start telling my audience a few quick stories about things I’ve found funny during the Distance Learning year; I think of it like a mini-series. Here’s the first installment of “Short Stories FromContinue reading “Short Stories From a Distance: An Epic 1-Liner”
An update with the help of Michael Scott. It’s been quite a while, actually. “Who are you, again?” you might be wondering. Where have I been? Where am I going? Who knows, it’s still 2020. Where have you been? Here’s the thing: I have “been away” for a few reasons. Some of the reason isContinue reading “It’s Been A While”
3. Correlate Days and Weeks to a Master Schedule If you always do “Compare and Contrast” in Week 3, or you practice Area and Perimeter in April, make sure your activities match the weeks/days of the year. If you accurately record your activities, next year when you’re planning, all you have to do is changeContinue reading “Saving Hours Upon Hours with Digital Lesson Plans”
As we begin a distanced year, it’s important to gear up for another whacky experience behind our webcams. We have to take into account what went well last year, and what really, really didn’t. My 5th grade team put together a quick presentation about expectations for students and parents. I’m hoping to share what weContinue reading “Expressing Distance Expectations For Our Families”
The first time I used Google Forms, I didn’t really know what I was doing. I basically saw a purple rectangle in the G-Suite and said, “Cool! I like purple! What does this do..?” Turns out, there are some really awesome features in Google Forms that can fill a virtual need in a classroom: inContinue reading “3 Pros and Tips for Google Forms”
As virtual doors are reopening over the next few weeks, I decided to create 10 “commandments” for myself. There is a need to start mentally preparing for a wacky beginning in an uncertain time. Some schools around the country have already started the process; my cousin in Tennessee has been Zooming since August 4th! (LordContinue reading “Self-Made Survival Concepts for Going Back-To-School from a Distance”
Google Slides, simply put, is probably my favorite Google app in relation to the educational world.
A few days ago, I was mindlessly scrolling through social media when I stumbled across the next hot topic to debate in our society: Should kids go back to school? I’m not a doctor, so I can’t really participate in the “mask” debate (which is basically just people yelling their personal preferences incessantly and obnoxiously).Continue reading ““Should We Send Kids Back to School?” (written by the guy who will teach them regardless)”