Jeff Bales

Jeff is an elementary school teacher working at the Del Mar Union School District in San Diego, California. Jeff has ten years of experience in education, teaching upper grade elementary students. During that time he has also trained many instructional staff members in his district on how to use and integrate technology in the classroom. Jeff enjoys extreme fitness training, running the countless trails that San Diego has to offer, competing in various races, and spending time with the family.

Publishing to the World

Publishing to the World

To blog or not to blog? That is the question. When you look at the benefits that blogging can bring to a student’s learning and educational experience, then the answer most certainly is yes.

To blog or not to blog? That is the question. When you look at the benefits that blogging can bring to a student’s learning and educational experience, then the answer most certainly is yes.... read more

Give Your Students a Voice

Give Your Students a Voice

With the huge shift to implementing Common Core in my classroom, I found myself not giving students enough opportunities to write and express themselves thoughtfully. That’s when I came across the idea of using blogging with my fourth grade students.

With the huge shift to implementing Common Core in my classroom, I found myself not giving students enough opportunities to write and express themselves thoughtfully. That’s when I came across the idea of using blogging with my fourth grade students.... read more