Building A Great Relationship With Your Students

I love making posts like this because I've learned teaching is nothing if you have no relationship with your students.  So two days ago, a boy in my English class told me he likes this...

Learning Outside the Classroom!

We are learning about the prehistoric period in my Social Studies class and after series of lessons on artifacts, fossils, archaeology, anthropology and the stages of early human development, I decided to plan an...

WHY IS EVERYONE SO SAD?

So on this day, I was standing before my 7th grade class, a marker in hand and a wide smile on my face. Pointing to the board, I explained our daily routine while waiting...

Reflections and Why They Matter

Just like we sometimes find ourselves thinking about what we have done and how we can be better, it's also important to incorporate the idea of reflection into our lessons. This could be done...

Being A Strategic Teacher

First published on Medium, February 12th, 2018 My absolute favourite thing about the American system of education is that they have got a name for everything: Think Pair Share for when students are supposed to...

Tough Topic: To Teach or Not to Teach?

First published on Medium, April 26th, 2018 Today’s post was going to be about a statement a kid in my class made to his friend, with best intentions — ‘you don’t hit girls’, but I have just...

Literature Awakens and Empowers

First published on Medium, February 23rd, 2018   “I’m not sure why people are so surprised that the students are rising up — we’ve been feeding them a steady diet of dystopian literature showing teens leading the charge...

Teacher Truth Nobody Tells You

First published on Medium, March 13th, 2018 I am looking at this picture taken by one of my favourite kids in school today and I can’t help but think about how this is all I’d...

Abduction in Nigerian Schools: Where is the rage?

First published on Medium, Mar 26, 2018 March For Our Lives is a student-led protest against school shootings, pushing for gun control in America. The picture above, taken on the day of the protest, is of Brittany,...

Teacher Proud Moments: 14 year old on Things Fall Apart

My 9th graders and I spent the last months of the 2017-2018 school year studying two texts: Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe and The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood. They found the latter...

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