The Impact of Mentoring

By Vernon Wright & Nicole Biscotti How is a Mentoring relationship born?  Where can you find a mentor or mentee? We’re hearing more and more about the benefits of having a mentor and of being one also.  But how does that relationship begin? What does it look like? I believe that at its core, the … Continue reading The Impact of Mentoring

My Favorite Teacher Hack – Stop Collecting Papers!

My dislike of clutter drove me to stop collecting papers.  I had no idea that I would find a powerful strategy that would transform the dynamics of my classroom and enhance student achievement.  It’s really very simple, students bring me their work as they finish instead of me collecting their papers. Usually the rest of … Continue reading My Favorite Teacher Hack – Stop Collecting Papers!

Thoughts About Coffee Cake

(Originally published as a guest blog for CoffeeCupConfessions.com) Coffee connects people.  I’ve enjoyed many sessions of friend therapy and deep conversations over coffee.  Now if we add a delicious accompaniment to coffee, we have absolute heaven. Particularly if that coffee cake is sweet, a little sinful, and spiced with the adventure of travel. My favorite … Continue reading Thoughts About Coffee Cake

Behind the Homework Debate

(As seen in DisruptED TV Magazine) When I posted a survey on Twitter asking one simple question and it got over 70,000 impressions, I knew that I wasn’t the only one struggling with the homework debate. Almost 3,000 people voted and more than 300 commented.  All I asked was, “Do you assign homework?”  Educators from … Continue reading Behind the Homework Debate

Nayeli Brito’s Journey to Room 913

The Many Voices of Grit. True Stories, Real Educators, Serious Inspiration. Nayeli receiving her father's blessing on her 15th birthday A pleasant childhood in a small town in Southern Mexico was cut short for Nayeli when tragedy struck.  The cartel’s activities in her town were increasing. Her father, a hardworking family man, was targeted and … Continue reading Nayeli Brito’s Journey to Room 913