May was an absolute blast for my weekly bookchats. If you weren’t able to join during our LIVE broadcast, don’t worry about it because I got you!! #RealPBL First up, by Ross Cooper and Erin Murphy, was Project Based Learning: Real Questions, Real Answers. How to Unpack PBL and Inquiry. There is a difference between assigning projects and cultivating a… Read More »Four Reads That Will Improve Your Mindset By @Mjmcalliwrites
New Author and Publisher – Celebrating Black Fathers I had such a wonderful bookchat with new children’s author Kashama Leo-Henry, who is also an early childhood educator, and now publisher as well! Her children’s book launched a couple of months ago and is called Daddies and Uncles and More, Oh My! It focuses on the different roles and relationships of… Read More »Celebrating Black Fathers & Father Figures with @AuthorKLeoHenry
Guest Post by Melody McAllister What is the Black Lives Matter Movement? This April, I had a great lineup of bookchats, starting with Hedreich Nichols, which I blogged about here. Her children’s book, What is the Black Lives Matter Movement? Is a MUST for your personal and school library! All In: Taking A Gamble In Education If you are in… Read More »Five Books That Will Challenge Your Thinking
Guest Post by Melody McAllister What is the Black Lives Matter Movement? We see #BLM everyday. It brings comfort to some and stacks up walls for others. There is so much misinformation out there, so join us as we explore a book that helps us understand this movement in an inviting and honest chat with its author, Hedreich Nichols. Hedreich… Read More »What is the #BLM Movement? #BookChat with @Hedreich & @mjmcalliwrites
Guest Post by Melody McAllister Today is #SELday, but celebrating social emotional learning can happen any and every day! Here are some of my favorite authors sharing their SEL stories. Share them with your class today or any day and may wonderful conversations ensue! Not an elementary teacher? Well, big kids like children’s books, too. Dr. Deshunna Monay Ricks, School… Read More »#SELday Read Alouds By @mjmcalliwrites
Guest Post by Melody McAllister Last week, I was lucky to get to sit down with the three authors of Evolving Learner: Shifting From Professional Development to Professional Learning From Kids, Peers, and the World, Lainie Rowell, Dr. Kristy Andre, and Dr. Lauren Steinmann. It was a perfect way to spend St. Patrick’s Day! We celebrated the One Year Book… Read More »Evolving Learner BookChat with @LainieRowell @DrKristyAndre @LaurenMStein
Guest Post by Melody McAllister BookChat with Dr. Casey Jakubowski Recently, I sat down for a bookchat with Educator and Author, Dr. Casey Jakubowski! He published his book, Thinking About Teaching: A Rural Social Studies Teacher’s Path to Strive for Relevance, and it is a fantastic book that any educator could pick up and feel seen, validated, and might even… Read More »Thinking About Teaching with @CaseyJ_edu & @Mjmcalliwrites
Check out the #BookChat I had with Author/Educator Nicole Biscotti, M. Ed and her son Jason about going to school with ADHD.
I’ve followed Kourtney for a couple of years but in this last year, she and I have become friends. I respect her ability to lead with compassion and purpose, while lifting up others around her.
We believe that esports programs will prove to play an important role in how we meet our students where they are and provide them with the opportunities they want and need to succeed.
Patterns are everywhere – in nature, our homes, in the classroom, and even on clothes! When children notice patterns in the world around them, they begin to make connections to patterning and algebra concepts in mathematics.
I believe that every student deserves a teacher who loves their job. I also believe that all educators deserve to find happiness in this profession.
If you want a story to encourage children that they are worthy, amazing, beautiful, powerful…and valuable, you’ll want to add this one to your library. Just in time for #WorldKindnessDay
You may not be great at the technology challenges you are facing right now, but you know how to teach, you know how to love kids, and you know how to connect with kids. And honestly, that’s what they are going to remember in 40 years.
A Review of the Book All 4s and 5s: A Guide to Teaching and Leading Advanced Placement Programs by Andrew Sharos Reviewed by Erin Whalen Andrew Sharos is a leader in the field of AP programs and shares great insights in his 2018 book, All 4s and 5s. From practical advice to personal touches, all with evidence that backs him up,… Read More »Take Your AP Scores to “All 4s and 5s”