You know it’s a good day when you receive something in the mail that you have been waiting for a long time. That’s right! Today, my Qball cover arrived, my … Continue reading Using Qball Covers in the Classroom
Hello Everyone, I hope the new school year is off to a great start. I am heading into my fourth week of the school year and I’m pretty excited for … Continue reading Taking the Five for Five Challenge
Summer is here, like many educators, we look at the days of the 3 other Rs: Refuel, Recharge, and Read. Summer was always a time of reading for me, … Continue reading #DBC50Summer Reading
Last night I was having a problem falling asleep, so I was doing some work on a new lesson I want to introduce to my students after Spring Break. Just … Continue reading Thank you Ripple and Donors Choose for giving my Students a Voice
As the first semester draws closer to an end (6 weeks for me). Teachers reach that moment where they start to reflect on their classroom teaching or the 90 Day … Continue reading Teaching your Way
Last week, I was wrapping up first quarter on STEAM with my kindergarten class and something that was a big hit was having a compliment read to them or them … Continue reading How one compliment can make a student’s day
Have you ever read the book: Have You Filled a Bucket Today? The short book explains to students that we all carry an invisible bucket in which we keep our feelings about … Continue reading Have your Students Filled a Bucket with Seesaw
The other day I said I was going to start remodeling my office to be more inviting to students and staff alike. While I planned on doing this slowly over … Continue reading The Office Remodel Part 1
Starting in January, I’m kicking of “Tech Like a Pirate” where you I talk about several ways you integrate technology into your classroom while you Teach Like a Pirate. To … Continue reading Top 10 Ways to Tech Like a Pirate
Greetings everyone and Happy Hump Day. If you are look at the top image and seeing Teacher Andy up there you are probably saying: “Wait what?!” or “Why are you … Continue reading Taking Apps out of the Useless Folder
Monday is here, a new week, a new lesson and a new hook to Teach like a Pirate. If you read my previous post, I took a trip to … Continue reading Where’s the Caboose?
What have I gone and done now? You see a picture of a large $2 jar with a set of rocks in it and a purple ribbon on top. What … Continue reading What can a Jar teach us?