Test Anxiety Anyone??

So I know Milestones is over at my elementary school now (PHEW!!!), and my high school is in the midst of taking theirs, but testing is by no means over unfortunately!!  There are still STAR tests, DRA’s, chapter tests, unit tests, AP exams, final exams, etc.  I’m sure I’m missing a few….. So… with all of … More Test Anxiety Anyone??

Spring Fever?

It’s that time of the year…. the weather’s getting warmer, the flowers are starting to bloom, (and of course there’s the pollen here in the south), spring sports are starting, and Spring Break is about to happen! Are the kids focused on being in class, or are they thinking about when recess or lunch is … More Spring Fever?

Organizational Skills

Organizational Skills…. This word seems to be popping up for me almost every day in my schools.  From elementary to high school, teachers and parents are saying that their students need organizational skills assistance in class and at home, and students are telling me that they feel they need help with organization when it comes … More Organizational Skills

How to Motivate the Unmotivated Student

  What is more frustrating than trying to teach or help a student that isn’t interested and doesn’t try? Nothing, really.  It’s hard to understand..isn’t it?…. especially when you know the student is capable of doing so much more. Let’s take this scenario… We’ll call our student Johnny.  Johnny is a 9th grader. Up until … More How to Motivate the Unmotivated Student