A Tribute to Francie, the Heart of Caring Classrooms

…connections with DonorsChoose.org teachers, take the time to friend them and meet them online with personal messages. Online teachers have sustained me, because they are like me: overachieving, and working…

Bucket Seats… Made Easy!

…super easy tutorial on how to make bucket seats from those cheap 5-gallon paint buckets that you can get from pretty much any home improvement store. I actually got mine…

Helping Children Cope with Tragedy

…difficult situations in their lives. She enjoys visiting schools and talking with kids; in fact, she’s done over 800 school visits! You can learn more at her website, www.juliacookonline.com.  …

Winning a Million – Math Lessons and More!

…students read the article. You can find the article online here on the Fayetteville Observer website. Then ask them to complete a “What’s the Scoop?” graphic organizer to uncover the…

Investigating Condensation and the Water Cycle

…cups and dried them completely before starting over. Photos by Amy Candler, www.amycandler.com   Create a Plastic Wrap Barrier – The first method was to repeat the experiment and cover…

Google Classroom Management Tips

…in the checkbox. Online Discussion Tips – Students have the ability to start a discussion on an assignment. The display is similar to a forum or a chat window. You…

What are Cooperative Learning Structures?

…roll a die, use an online tool, etc. On each team, the student whose number was called writes the answer on the team response board. They may not receive any…

Poetry: A Common Core Dilemma

…perfect for teaching students how simple poems can express everyday experiences through imagery and precise language. About a month ago, Kristine and I connected online and I invited her to…