How to create classroom templates in Google Docs and Slides

When I find a good template online, it makes me want to jump for joy. Templates save us time. They give us ideas and get us started. And when we find a good one, students benefit. Do you ever wish you could create your own templates? When you do … You don’t spend time fishing […]

27 tips to deliver powerful professional development

My first presentation at a teacher conference was in 2012. My state foreign language teachers conference. I shared technology and teaching strategies I was using in my classroom. People paid attention. Clapped at the end. Told me what I had shared would help them. I was hooked. Since then, professional development has been a passion […]

10+ FREE EduProtocol templates + ideas for using them

What teacher doesn’t want to save themselves time and teach better? It’s finding those low-prep, high-return activities that we can use right away that can be challenging. That’s where EduProtocols come in. EduProtocols, created by Jon Corippo and Marlena Hebern, are a series of lesson frames that are easy to adapt to any subject or […]

3 powerful lesson plan templates – and how to make your own

If you’ve ever bought a lesson plan book, you’ve probably flipped through it and looked at all the extra pages at the beginning and the end. Many times, I’ve thought, “Wow. All of these extra pages and I can’t use a single one of them!” Having some places for big-picture planning and tracking data can […]

4 frameworks to level up your lesson planning

In the hustle and bustle of everyday life, it’s so easy to let our lesson plans move down our priority list. And when that happens, our classes can lack the impact they might have otherwise. Thankfully, there’s hope. I’ve found several strategies, tips and tricks to make lesson planning more meaningful and effective. If we […]

1 quick protocol to get your lesson plans organized

Lesson planning. It’s a basic part of many educators’ day. But in our hectic lives, it’s so easy to rush through our lesson planning. It can leave our classes less meaningful and fun than we’d like them to be. What if you could create even more powerful lesson plans that were stimulating AND fun? Plus, […]

20+ wide-ranging books to check out for educators

In many ways, we educators live in an exciting time to be in the classroom and work with students. Examples: We have lots of access to research and best practice to inform our teaching. Educators from all over the world share their best ideas and discuss freely via social media. It’s easier than ever for […]

Awesome Teacher Summer: 10 ways to grow in summer 2019

Before I became a teacher, I worked outside of education as a full-time newspaper journalist. Of the many differences between being a reporter and being in the school setting, there was one that was clearer than all … The hard reset at the end of the school year. One year ends. There’s a break. Then […]