Overcoming Common Struggles with the Comments Section

Overcoming Common Struggles with the Comments Section

  About 5 years into my teaching career, I was fed up with lugging student reader’s response notebooks home every day, fighting to try and stay on top of responding to each letter. The whole thing seemed archaic to me. I just knew there had to be a better way. Turns out there was—blogging. It made perfect

  About 5 years into my teaching career, I was fed up with lugging student reader’s response notebooks home every day, fighting to try and stay on top of responding to each letter. The whole thing seemed archaic to me. I just knew there had to be a better way. Turns out there was—blogging. It made perfect... read more

Getting Started: Tips for launching a successful class blog

Getting Started: Tips for launching a successful class blog

Summer is full of opportunities for reflecting, learning, and planning. Teachers and students have the ability to review the past year and develop goals for both the summer and the upcoming school year.  While summer gives teachers a chance to unwind and relax, it is often used as a time for exploration and preparation for

Summer is full of opportunities for reflecting, learning, and planning. Teachers and students have the ability to review the past year and develop goals for both the summer and the upcoming school year.  While summer gives teachers a chance to unwind and relax, it is often used as a time for exploration and preparation for... read more

Assessing Student Growth Over Time

Assessing Student Growth Over Time

B​logging is an effective classroom tool used to exceed learning objectives beyond traditional methods. It offers more than just a platform for writing and sharing ideas. It is a means for teachers to assess, connect, empower, and understand their students. For students, it is a way to to find their voice, while continuously learning more

B​logging is an effective classroom tool used to exceed learning objectives beyond traditional methods. It offers more than just a platform for writing and sharing ideas. It is a means for teachers to assess, connect, empower, and understand their students. For students, it is a way to to find their voice, while continuously learning more... read more

4 Options for End-of-Year Transitions

4 Options for End-of-Year Transitions

It happens every year when the end of the school year approaches: your to-do list continues to grow as time slips away. For Kidblog members, one of the items on your list is “wrapping up” this year’s blogs, ensuring your students have the tools to continue building their learning portfolio with next year’s teacher (and beyond).

It happens every year when the end of the school year approaches: your to-do list continues to grow as time slips away. For Kidblog members, one of the items on your list is "wrapping up" this year's blogs, ensuring your students have the tools to continue building their learning portfolio with next year's teacher (and beyond).... read more

Retelling the Story: What Comes Next?

Retelling the Story: What Comes Next?

Recently, I have used blogging as a means for students to retell portions of a story that we have been reading in class in a way that helps them better understand the meaning of the book. In my Spanish class, we use leveled readers throughout the year to build our language skills.

Recently, I have used blogging as a means for students to retell portions of a story that we have been reading in class in a way that helps them better understand the meaning of the book. In my Spanish class, we use leveled readers throughout the year to build our language skills.... read more

Sharing Student Victories

Sharing Student Victories

It is true what they say that you’re only as smart as the company you keep. The statement is especially true in the classroom. My students are constantly inspiring me and coming up with great ideas. Sometimes they will take an assignment and make it ten times better than I ever imagined. That is how

It is true what they say that you’re only as smart as the company you keep. The statement is especially true in the classroom. My students are constantly inspiring me and coming up with great ideas. Sometimes they will take an assignment and make it ten times better than I ever imagined. That is how... read more

Find Success Blogging with Young Students

Find Success Blogging with Young Students

When introducing the idea of blogging I always begin with a familiar story. This allows students to begin to make a connection between blogging and a loved story.

When introducing the idea of blogging I always begin with a familiar story. This allows students to begin to make a connection between blogging and a loved story. ... read more