6 Simple Questions Every Teacher Must Ask During Lesson Planning!

6 Simple Questions Every Teacher Must Ask During Lesson Planning!

  The act of lesson planning is more than just filling out the plan book or pulling out the materials that you used last year.  In fact, the teachers that I’ve had the pleasure of working alongside never teach the same year twice…they’re always invigorating their plans by tweaking and adding and deleting and reorganizingContinue Reading

Teacher Truths #26 – 30

Teacher Truths #26 – 30

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4 Common Core Lesson Planning Steps…They’re Simple!

4 Common Core Lesson Planning Steps…They’re Simple!

I’m getting lots of questions and frustrations from folks who are really struggling to lesson plan for the Common Core.  They’re saying, “Jill, it’s just too overwhelming!” and “Our curriculum isn’t aligned with the Standards!” or even, “I don’t even know where to start to make the true transition to teach the Core Standards…help!” Well,Continue Reading

Teacher Truths #21 – 25

Teacher Truths #21 – 25

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5 “Can’t Live Without!” Routines in Every Successful Classroom

5 “Can’t Live Without!” Routines in Every Successful Classroom

    I am obsessed with what makes quality instruction just that: quality! While books, speakers and professional developers will give you 29 of the latest, greatest strategies to use in order to be a successful teacher, I realize that after visiting hundreds of classrooms and watching thousands of teachers do what they do, itContinue Reading