Spy Lab!

Our spy lab this week was a fabulous hit! It was truly the epitome of my philosophy on teaching: high engagement & high expectations. I’ve never seen students so excited, motivated, and dedicated to their work! The spy lab was set up for two days and at the end of each class my students organized…

Unlock the Magic with Hope King

This year I’m implementing a new incentive system in my classroom and I cannot wait to get it started with my students! I learned about this system from Hope King, a teacher at the Ron Clark Academy, blogger, and overall Queen of Education. Students receive keys for going above and beyond with their behavior and…

The Need for Growth & Grit: A Commentary

What happens when your future is already planned out for you? What occurs when we’re told our learning takes place in a box, in this small finite place where IQ and ability has predetermined our destiny? What happens? What happens is children function as pawns in a game, as players in a chess match moved…