10 Reasons to Use Jokes in the Classroom

When I was a kid, I loved the 101 joke books that you could usually get for $1 from the Scholastic Book Order. Tell me I’m not the only one! Actually, I’m pretty sure I had this exact one, and I thought I was quite the sleuth when I “uncovered” the fact that the author Jovial Bob Stine was none […]

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How to Use Candy Effectively as a Reward in your Classroom

First you will need a container. Next you need to choose the candy. Something small, relatively inexpensive, and can be bought in large quantities. M&M’s work for me. Last, you need a hiding spot. Preferably somewhere out of sight from little eyes. Your office, supply closet, desk drawer. Make sure it is easily accessible, though, because you may need it […]

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measure the angels?

My husband began his career in education many years ago as a fourth grade teacher. We are in the middle of a move right now, and we’ve been packing and cleaning and organizing and reminiscing. Well, he came across a treasure in his old teaching files. Let me set the scene for you.┬áDuring math class one day, he and and […]

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