Hi y’all! What a week of weather, eh? I know our friends up North are still being blasted by the cold. I am sorry for that, but I am so glad that we are seeing sunshine in the South. Let’s pray everybody gets a SUN-blast this coming week! Going on the assumption everybody will be
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Big things happening around here this week! First, I was happily surprised that my first book ever, How to Be a Great Teacher: Create the Flow of Joy and Success in Your Classroom, hit the Amazon bookshelves 5 days early. This book is for YOU if you are a great teacher, but your joy is
Teaching is a consistent high-intensity job. Interactions with students, parents, administrators, colleagues, community members, lesson preparation, materials preparation and the like make for exhausting days and evenings. As a teacher you must be aware of things that require high level intensity from you and the things that take a toll on you. Then, you must
In last week’s video we reflected on, wrapped up, and released 2013. If you haven’t seen that video, you really should check it out. Click here to see it. Folks over looked a lot of the good stuff of their lives until they stopped to reflect. If you have done your proper wrap up of
This is a busy time of year at home and at school. To help you survive until winter break with some joy in your life, I’m sharing 7 Big Ideas to Make your Holiday Merry and Bright- most are for you to use at school, but I did add in one very special recipe just
3 Tips for Bringing Joy to Your Classroom Does the idea of having your students work in groups make the hair on the back of your neck stand up? Does it give you the desire to sigh? Does it make you want to call a substitute? No more! This week’s Zap of Wynn is going
The question addressed in this week’s Zap of Wynn is why do we write learning objectives? Believe it or not, they’re missing in a lot of teacher’s lesson plans. I hope not in yours, but if you’ve grown weary of writing them or you are in the dark about what the heck I’m speaking of,
Here’s video 8 in our 9-video series devoted to the Common Core State Standard’s Standards of Mathematical Practice. This week we focus on SMP number 7: Look for and Make Use of Structure. Before you watch this week’s video, be sure to get your downloads that go with this video located right below the video.
Or any other time you have a lot going on How are you doing this October? October is a pivotal month for teachers for many reasons which I mention in today’s Zap of Wynn. I’m sure you’ll be able to relate to the things I mention and you might have a few more items to
Thanks for joining us for this week’s Zap of Wynn. Today we are going to examine the CCSS SMP 6: Attend to Precision. This is the 7th video in our Common Core series. If you happened to miss one along the way, the links for all of our CCSS videos are right under the video.