To accompany my post on 8 No- Prep Methods to Reduce Classroom Bullying over at the National School Climate Center, I’ve put together a list of eight web articles I found particularly interesting, thought-provoking or helpful when trying to comprehend bullying and what to do to stop it. Huffington Post: How to Make Kindness the Foundation of School Culture by...

If you know me, you’ll wonder why I’m creating an infographic on math games given my um…lack of mathematical skills. It’s like this: we’re implementing RTI at our school this year, and I’m helping out the coordinator by pulling resources together for our second round, which starts Monday. We’re going back to the basics with...

I’m only two days behind in posting my update on the actual date of the new month, but with the spectacular already-autumn weather we’re having here in Ohio, I’ve been spending my evenings outside. Can you blame me? After the furnace blast in September, which felt more like rainforest than midwest, cooler temperatures and golden sun is right up my alley. If you live in a locale where fall isn’t a season, I do feel sorry for the beauty you miss. That’s enough romanticizing the weather. This roundup is a biggie,...

Improving adolescent literacy, especially in non-readers or students who have learned avoidance through sophisticated coping measures, is a challenge–but there’s no need to reinvent the wheel. As a companion to my ASCD Literacy Week piece 7  Considerations for Developing Adolescent Literacy, here are 7 online resources, from strategies to research to...

        It’s been a busy summer, and no doubt your classrooms are rocking right along. If you’ve found yourself facing second language learners, here’s a terrific resource compiled by The Spanish Place (dot net) back in the spring. Despite the misspelling of my name, I was thrilled to be a part of their project. And I thoroughly...

I am a firm believer in the necessity of reflection in the educational process. Too many students go through school in a flash of knowledge and learning, working to get higher grades and better scores, yet they don’t stop and see where they’ve been to readjust their focus on where they’re going. I’m so adamant about reflection that I put together...

In my April 15th post at ASCD’s Inservice blog post, The Myth of Student Engagement, I levy the claim that student engagement isn’t a thing you can improve by changing student work or by changing your method of instruction, it’s a living, breathing connection that must be nurtured from within. By capturing students on an emotional, personal level, you lay the...

In conjunction with my piece in the ASCD InService blog on reaching ELLs in math class, I’ve pulled together some online resources that mirror the sections of that post. I ‘d love to see your favorite resources in the comments. Enjoy!   Assess and Build Basic Skills  Basic Mathematics Worksheets Auto-generates random math worksheets for basic...

Apr 01 2014
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These last two weeks in the 6th grade classroom have been tough. We’re smack in the middle of our prep for the state assessment. Even though I teach it as a genre, let’s be honest: there’s nothing fun about it. As my friend Dru likes to say, “Looks like someone is riding the struggle bus today.” That would be me and the class. I know...

I didn’t skip last week–I just didn’t spend enough time on Twitter. I’ve changed my evil ways, though, and have plenty to share this week. My weekly tweets are a list of favorited tweets during the week. If you want to see this in real-time, or if you’ve got a great one to share, let’s tweet at: @BethFMorrow We’ll kick things off with a quote: “I read my eyes out and can’t read half enough… The more one reads the more one sees we have to read.” -John Adams http://t.co/ZoQxbU9dP3 —...

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