Mindset Shift: Gearing Up for Failure20200715162411

Mindset Shift: Gearing Up for Failure

While watching the Indy 500, I began wondering how the amazing drivers got their start. I imagine my two daughters each tucked inside the cockpit of t...
It Will Be There When You Return: A Guide to Taking Vacation Days20200715161807

It Will Be There When You Return: A Guide to Taking Vacation Days

All too often I run across colleagues who are supposed to be on vacation but are often still working. How do I know they are working? Because they are...
A Technology Coach’s Biggest Mistake: Part One20200715161220

A Technology Coach’s Biggest Mistake: Part One

Getting teachers to adopt new practices with technology isn’t easy, and (despite what many people think) it isn’t because of age or how savvy they are...
A Technology Coach’s Biggest Mistake: Part Two20200715160912

A Technology Coach’s Biggest Mistake: Part Two

As we said before, getting teachers to adopt new practices with technology isn’t easy. In our first installment, we provided some tips to ke...
One Size Doesn’t Fit All!20200715153927

One Size Doesn’t Fit All!

It used to be, “One size fits all,” then, “One size fits most.” Finally, Burger King announced, “You can have it your way,” and the floodgates blew wi...
Teaching Without Fear20200715153556

Teaching Without Fear

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...
Are You Modeling the “Ask 3” Approach?20200715153235

Are You Modeling the “Ask 3” Approach?

Have you ever heard (or used) the phrase, “Ask three, then me”?  I heard other teachers use it with their students when I started teaching four y...
Celebrating Student Success With Student Original Work20200715152025

Celebrating Student Success With Student Original Work

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...
Are You Prepared for a Great Year of Staff Evaluations?20200714225241

Are You Prepared for a Great Year of Staff Evaluations?

While some people believe that teachers spend their summers lounging on the beach all day, the truth is that great educators are using much of their t...
Five-Star + Google = Awesome Learning!20200714224817

Five-Star + Google = Awesome Learning!

Five-Star Technology Solutions is proud to announce that we are now a Midwestern-based Google Partner! The year-long process involved observations, ca...