From the Author @mjmcalli – I’m Sorry Story

The Journey to be an Author Guest Post by Melody McCallister Purchase on Amazon To sign up for author read aloud https://forms.gle/oUMqq2NgJUVpbBMR9 How the I’m Sorry Story Developed Roughly eleven years ago, the I’m Sorry Story was floating in my head. I was...

REJOICE! Your Interface Has Changed

“The only constant in life is change”-Heraclitus. Being an expert in Google Apps is a lesson in humility. Constantly Google (and hopefully every product you use) is making their product better. Which means when you open Google Classroom or any other Google App it may...

5 Homework Assignments for the Thanksgiving Break

A friendly reminder that a break is a break. This is not an excuse to give extra work to students. There is NO research that suggests that we should give students work to do over the Thanksgiving break or any break. Actually, rest and breaks are very important. So...

No Paper or Google Forms Spelling Tests

Ditch the Spelling Test I’ve been asked how to turn off spell check (facepalm) for Google Forms to administer spelling tests. There are a few issues with this. Do not fight technology, change what you do. If spell check has made the spelling test obsolete, own...

Well Intentioned, but Damaging

How Does That Score Make the Student Feel? I have fond feelings about my 4th grade teachers, both of them. Because I could not do math facts fast I had to repeat the 4th grade. My teachers were well intentioned with the timed math facts, but it has had a lifetime of...

Make Formative Assessment More Student Centered

Common Sense Media and Formative Assessment If you are not familiar with Common Sense Media allow me to introduce you to this great resource for helping parents and teachers navigate the digital world. Formative Assessment Tips Many of the most popular formative...

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