Fiestas and a Hard Lesson (For Me)

The day after our class fiestas was not really what I was expecting…… Read More Fiestas and a Hard Lesson (For Me)

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One Minute Dance Party, or: Learning to Let Loose a Little

Sometimes I come in the classroom and kids are wired. They are keyed up beyond belief and they are jittery and wild and can’t sit still. This happens at all grade levels, but especially in the lower grades. Other times I come into the classroom and the kids are zombies. They are bored and half-asleep… Read More One Minute Dance Party, or: Learning to Let Loose a Little

Promoting Student Success, Pt. 3: Dealing With the Bad Days

The third part in the ongoing series about how I can encourage success and not set students (and myself) up for failure. The Bad Days I wish I could say otherwise, but it’s not always awesome in Señor Fernie’s classroom. Sometimes, it really stinks. When behavior is out of control, when students aren’t responding well… Read More Promoting Student Success, Pt. 3: Dealing With the Bad Days