Tips on Dealing with the Holiday Season at Work

The holiday season can be a very tricky time in the workplace. All those holiday parties, gift exchanges, feeding frenzies, and other holiday celebrations can get in the way of normal work activities, resulting in a significant loss of productivity. They can also make your colleagues who don't observe the same holidays or celebrate them differently … Continue reading Tips on Dealing with the Holiday Season at Work

Dealing with the December Dilemma

In recent years, some concerned citizens have expressed outrage with public schools promoting the religious aspects of Christmas, claiming they turn the classroom into a church. Others have expressed outrage with public schools acknowledging only the secular aspect of that holiday, without touching on the underlying reasons that it exists in the first place, especially … Continue reading Dealing with the December Dilemma

Getting Funding for Your New Classroom

We all have big dreams for the things that we’d like to do in our schools.  Designing active learning spaces.  Creating makerspace environments.  Putting powerful technology into the hands of our students. Unfortunately, our budgets aren’t always as big as our dreams.  The money is out there if you put in a little time and … Continue reading Getting Funding for Your New Classroom

Makerspaces on a Tight Budget

Even though it’s nice to dream of a makerspace with fancy gadgets and expensive technology, the truth is that you truly can start a makerspace with little or almost no budget. Here are 7 ways to create a Makerspace on a tight budget. 1. Spread the word Tap into the community. Chances are, parents will … Continue reading Makerspaces on a Tight Budget

Helping Kids Deal with the Bad News on Television

In the past few weeks, every time you turn on the TV or hop onto social media, it seems that all we see is devastation—hurricanes in Texas, Florida, and Puerto Rico, a huge earthquake in Mexico and now the mass shooting in Las Vegas. Bad news seems to be everywhere and constantly on the news. … Continue reading Helping Kids Deal with the Bad News on Television

Tips on Setting up Your Home Office

Working from the comfort of your own home may sound like a dream. But if you don’t have all the right elements for your home office, it can have a detrimental effect on your productivity and even your health and happiness. No two home offices are the same. But regardless of the size and layout … Continue reading Tips on Setting up Your Home Office