Must-Master Teaching Skills: Part 1

Must-Master Teaching Skills: Part 1

This is my first installment of a four-week series about the “must master” teaching skills!  I decided to put together as much of an exhaustive list as I could, detailing what an excellent teacher (one who gets real results in student achievement!) does.  Teaching is a science for sure, but it’s also an art form!…Continue Reading

How to Teach Students to Expand Sentences!

How to Teach Students to Expand Sentences!

I learned a new technique this week as I racked my brain trying to figure out how to help students of all ages to expand sentences.  I am sick and tired of short, choppy sentences.  They are just too simple…and just not efficient in writing, most of the time! But, the question was, how do…Continue Reading

Must-Master Teaching Skills: Part 2

Must-Master Teaching Skills: Part 2

This is the second installment of Must-Master teaching skills.  Check out Part 1 here! My intent in producing these lists of must-master skills is to encourage every educator to take a look at the controllable, totally do-able (notice I didn’t say “easy”!) art of teaching.  It’s the art that helps the science (curriculum, resources, programs,…Continue Reading

How to Teach Analysis!

How to Teach Analysis!

Are you ready to download your FREE resource from my new book?  Well, what are you waiting for?  Click this link to download the two-page routine for How to Teach Kids to Analyze Text! Share it, use it and let me know what you think!Continue Reading

Heartfelt Thoughts on Our Profession

Heartfelt Thoughts on Our Profession

I realize that by writing this, I’ll probably alienate some people and I’m really okay with that because what I’m writing about today is my truth.  And it’s truth based upon working with thousands of educators in hundreds of schools districts over the last 11+ years. I’m writing this as an opportunity for all of…Continue Reading