Substitute Teaching-Tips and Tricks

Substitute Teaching-Tips and Tricks

During the last 18 years in education, first as a teacher then as an administrator, I’ve had the privilege of working with many substitute teachers. Those experiences have provided me with some insight into what substitute teachers can do to help make going to...
Invitation Overload

Invitation Overload

When school starts you get the influx of notices, fundraisers and everything else under the sun…including birthday party invitations for children you’ve never heard of. Why? Because many classrooms have a policy that if you’re going to hand out birthday party...
An Open Letter to the School Bully

An Open Letter to the School Bully

Dear School Bully & Your Parent, There are so many things I want to say and ask you that I don’t really know where to begin. I guess I’ll start by asking you why you do and say the cruel things you do. Do you realize how hurtful your words and actions are to...
Where Everybody Knows Your Name

Where Everybody Knows Your Name

CALLING ALL EDUCATORS, PRACTITIONERS, AND PARENTS! Nogginsland has a Facebook group and we would love to have YOU join our community! We are a group of educators, practitioners, and parents dedicated to sharing ideas on education, innovation, and child development. We...
What’s Up with This New-Fangled Math?

What’s Up with This New-Fangled Math?

You’re trying hard to help your child with his math homework but all you hear is, “You’re doing it wrong!” Up until this point, your math skills had served you quite well in life. Now, all the sudden, your child’s second grade math questions have got you feeling a...