Ode to the BIG FINAL EXAM!

When you think about it, when do you remember your introduction to studying? I mean real studying. Not reading over something, or memorizing words, numbers, or steps. You know, when you poured through the material and broke it down. Took notes and worked through the...

Peardeck Helps Focus Nov. 17, 2017

Yesterday was one of those days where our schedule was disrupted by a guest speaker event. We had all of our kids in the school’s gymnasium for an hour and a half, then my sixth graders were taken out of their last three periods of the day for a special team building...

Peardeck’s Dashboard Helps Foster Inclusion

Over my career, one of the most challenging teaching goals has been, “how do I promote my 6th grade science students to become resources for the learning of others in the classroom?” Pear Deck has been a big help in fostering a spirit of inclusion in my...