The Resentment and Obligation of Valentines Day

It is official. The countdown to Valentines Day has begun in our house. Resenting Valentines Day My daughter Lilli gets so excited about Valentines Day, as it is a day in which she can shower her friends with the cutest little pre-made Valentines Day cards signed by her–attached with a cute little note that herContinue reading “The Resentment and Obligation of Valentines Day”

It’s National Butterscotch Day!

January 20, 2020 Frosted Butterscotch Cookies You are going to absolutely fall in LOVE with these cookies. If you are anything like me, you have a sweet tooth. These cookies are the cure! Even though I have been trying to be a little more cautious of what I eat lately, I do think we needContinue reading “It’s National Butterscotch Day!”

Gadabouting Our Way to Japan!

Summer 2021 If you have followed me and my journey for a while, you will know that traveling my way through the world is something that I love to do. More specifically, I travel with my students. I have always taken pride in the authentic relationships I am able to build with my students throughoutContinue reading “Gadabouting Our Way to Japan!”

Formative Assessments in the Secondary Classroom

How to Choose Assessment Strategies that Maximize Results    We must not equate assessment to testing. Assessment is an ongoing process. It is indeed the way we do business–constantly monitoring student development and the outcomes of our educational activity. Formative assessments offer multiple benefits, but the number and variety of assessments can be overwhelming. AssessmentContinue reading “Formative Assessments in the Secondary Classroom”