Take the Summer Reading Recommendation Quiz

Summer is right around the corner, which means it is the perfect time to read some new fiction. The following quiz will help pick the ideal book for you. All of these books are ones I have read in the last two years. These are the best books I have read that are fiction andContinue reading “Take the Summer Reading Recommendation Quiz”

Do you really make an impact?

After already living out most of my college career, it was time for my high school best friend to pick the college of her dreams. She had narrowed it down to two choices. Since I lived in the dorms, I didn’t get to visit her as often as I used to. But now it wasContinue reading “Do you really make an impact?”

Finding THE STORY

   Inside each student is a story. Sometimes it has already been scribbled out in paper, with phrases rambling so long they ask the reader to gasp for air. The words, swollen with raw emotions, strike the reader like a paper cut. Other times the story has gone missing. There are no words on theContinue reading “Finding THE STORY”

Reading the room

   Master teachers, when mentoring their newest crop, always zoom in on the power of reading and reacting to the energy levels of the classroom. As a teacher, you have a great deal of control over the students’ energy levels. When it’s low, it’s a good idea to get students to move around and doContinue reading “Reading the room”