Are You “Just a Teacher?”

Tiffany OttBlog, Start Here

Are You Just A Teacher?

I had an interesting experience a while back returning home from a conference. I had to practically run out the door of the conference right after my presentation, as I had a flight to catch and the turnaround time was, shall we say, a little bit tight.  My good friend Jeff was at the conference presenting also and drove me … Read More

9 Ways to Fix Your Lesson Plans : Differentiation

Rae HughartBlog, Innovation, Lesson Planning, Mastery Learning, Start Here, Teach Further, UDL

9 Ways to Fix Your Lesson Plans - Differentiation

Differentiation is a powerful way to fix your lesson plans. What is differentiation in education? Differentiation simply means tailoring your instruction to meet the individual needs of all your students. A simple definition, but a potentially difficult challenge! Especially when you have 30 students needing 30 different things for each activity – Yikes! But providing differentiated tools can be incredibly … Read More

7 Ways to Make Learning Impossible in Your Classroom

Chad OstrowskiBlog, Class Management, Mastery Learning, Start Here, Survival

7 Ways to Make Learning Impossible in Your Classroom

We talk a lot about how to increase student achievement and improve learning in our classrooms. A lot of these conversations are centered around what needs to be added or changed in a classroom, NOT what should be removed. Many of the practices that still exist in classrooms across the country are not only outdated, but they are making progress … Read More

How to Start Your Day Like a Champion

Rae HughartBlog, Start Here, Survival, Teach Further

How to Start Your Day Like A Champion

As teachers, how we start our day could be the difference between our students’ success or failure. How we view each day, its challenges, and its opportunities, will set the foundation for how our classroom feels when students walk in, and more importantly, how they feel when they interact with us. If you’re reading this, it’s because you are always … Read More