Are you “cursed” by Math?

To look inside this picture book go to this website and click look inside: Amazon.ca I read a lot of blogs via email. I love to see what other teachers are up to. The most common math concept that has…

Tips for Organizing Your Pinterest Boards

Some days I wonder what I did before Pinterest?  Now here are a few of my tips to make your Pinterest experience less chaotic: Create very specific boards for your pins to be “pinned” to. When I first started…

Share your Passion! Classroom Management Tip

Part of being an effective middle school teacher is knowing your students, but also having them know a few things about you outside of teaching.  In the classroom, I will often share stories of my crazy pets (cat, dog,…

Report Cards for the Teacher

Twice a year (February and June), students in my class are given the opportunity to give me descriptive feedback on how they feel the year is going in our classroom. I align these times with when I hand out their report cards. …

Free Computer Software

Do your students ever tell you they cannot type up a good copy of an assignment because they don’t have a word processing assignment? I used to get it all the time, until I found a free word processing,…

Making Exam Review Fun

This week we are working on Math exam review in class. Every year I give students a “Math Exam” at the midpoint in the year aligned with when our local high schools are starting their official exams.  These are not official…