When you’re new to the world of gifted children, it can be daunting. Whether you’ve just found out your child is gifted, you’ve just been made a teacher of the gifted, or you are a gifted student who is just accepting that you are in a slightly different world than you expected, you may be […]
Let's become excellent teachers!
We all became teachers because we wanted to be great teachers. Not just good. Great.
These articles share what I have learned over my teaching career about how to become the teacher you always wanted to be.
Almost every teaching idea about New Year’s Day focuses on making resolutions. I wanted to create something different for teachers, and I wanted it to be something that had a variety of ideas. Of course it had be able to done virtually and it had to look good. Oh, and it had to be free. […]
If you’ve got students or a child struggling to keep track of assignments or feeling overwhelmed with the amount of work they need to accomplish, a Kanban board may be the answer. A Kanban board is simple to use, motivating, and has proven its usefulness over decades. It’s odd to me that it’s not more […]
Gifted students should not be used as tutors for other students as standard practice. This should not be a controversial statement, and yet somehow it is. Gifted children should not be used as short little mini-teachers for other students for a number of reasons, not the least of which is they’re not good at it. […]
Teachers shifting to virtual learning from an in-person only environment can feel overwhelmed. It’s hard not to get caught up in logins and device issues and constantly shifting requirements and keep focused on the core issues. I’ve written about steps to take to prepare for online teaching, and I’d like to share some ideas to […]
Are you facing a year’s worth of learning experiences designed for regular classroom instruction, not knowing where to begin to convert it to a whole new world of learning? (But not in a cool Aladdin/Jasmine kind of way with a song and a flying carpet.) You probably aren’t describing the experience as shining, shimmering, splendid. […]