Reflect20200716023931

Reflect

Lacey UpdegraffJuly 16, 20200 comments
When I was a kid, I used to fall asleep in the car every time my family took even a short trip. I’d settle in, close my eyes, and magically end up at ...
STEM: It’s All About the HOW20200716021926

STEM: It’s All About the HOW

Lacey UpdegraffJuly 16, 20200 comments
As an educator, there are many different trends and words that seem to make the rounds through our world of education.  The same seems to be true...
Taking Time this Summer is an Absolute NEED for Educators20200716015845

Taking Time this Summer is an Absolute NEED for Educators

Lacey UpdegraffJuly 16, 20200 comments
Burn-out: fatigue, frustration, or apathy resulting from prolonged stress, overwork, or intense activity (Dictionary.com, 2017) We have all been ...
Six Fictional Teachers We Can Still Learn From20200716015353

Six Fictional Teachers We Can Still Learn From

Lacey UpdegraffJuly 16, 20200 comments
Have you ever considered that pop culture might be a good place to start when studying pedagogy? From the pages of books to screens of all sizes, fict...
5 Reasons Your School Needs a Data Warehouse20200715155958

5 Reasons Your School Needs a Data Warehouse

Lacey UpdegraffJuly 15, 20200 comments
What do you think of when you hear the word data? Do you envision numbers rapidly scrolling on a computer screen like in The Matrix? Or of spreadsheet...
Who Should Really Be Taking Algebra I in Middle School?20200715155705

Who Should Really Be Taking Algebra I in Middle School?

Lacey UpdegraffJuly 15, 20200 comments
The idea that we should accelerate students’ math curriculum to ensure they can complete Calculus before graduation was a trend in the early 200...
Teaching Without Fear20200715153556

Teaching Without Fear

Lacey UpdegraffJuly 15, 20200 comments
The bell rings, and as I stand in front of the class on my first day of teaching, I remember having two very distinct and paralyzing feelings...I’m te...
Celebrating Student Success With Student Original Work20200715152025

Celebrating Student Success With Student Original Work

Lacey UpdegraffJuly 15, 20200 comments
Like most kids, my son and daughter can’t wait to get home from school on Fridays! Yes, they look forward to staying up later on Friday nights, sleepi...
Can Teachers Help the Tech Team?20200714224519

Can Teachers Help the Tech Team?

Lacey UpdegraffJuly 14, 20200 comments
Yes! Effective communication is the key that helps you deepen your connections to others and improve teamwork, decision making, and problem-solving. I...
Can the Tech Team Help Teachers?20200714224233

Can the Tech Team Help Teachers?

Lacey UpdegraffJuly 14, 20200 comments
The answer to the question in this post title may seem obvious: the tech team helps teachers by fixing their technology, right? Yes, that’s true...
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