Black History Character Education Object Lesson

Help your students understand that people of character take action to avoid putting everyone into one category regardless of individuals’ actions. They avoid lumping people together. They never speak of “slave owners” as though all were the same. They know that among the wicked slave owners were men and women […]

Teaching Tips – 5 Mistakes Every New Teacher Makes – Part 1

Every new teacher I ever met came with a dream. True, some dreamed only of a job that would pay well and give them a three-month summer vacation. They should never have received a teaching certificate. The ones that had more staying power came with a dream of making a […]

Bulletin Boards with Flair

A bulletin board can act as a powerful teaching tool, or it can merely sit there as a pathetic contrivance. You might welcome the challenge of designing a bulletin board, and always create exciting boards that students love. Then again, you might dread the task, and procrastinate until you simply […]

Bulletin Boards with Curb Appeal

Bulletin boards are like houses – they need curb appeal. Curb appeal is a home’s attractiveness on the outside. It’s what potential buyers see from the curb. If a home’s curb appeal makes a good first impression, buyers will be eager to see what’s inside. The two photos below show […]

Is It a Duck?

The duck test, attributed to James Whitcomb Riley, says: “When I see a bird that walks like a duck and swims like a duck and quacks like a duck, I call that bird a duck.” When testing for reality in a person, it is good to see if he or […]

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