Ed Tech by Sophie

Teaching is like theater

My old principal once made a comment that good teaching was like good theater; you got into character and at the end of the...

Standards’ Impact for Special Ed.

Special education advocates are greeting the burgeoning common academic standards movement with a mixture of optimism and caution. Education Week: Standards’ Impact for Special...

An educator of the 21st century

Converts their classroom/life to Web 2.0. Bookmarks socially. Constantly reads RSS feeds from relevant blogs. Blogs and tweets about their experiences. Regularly, attends professional development conferences to further their knowledge. Embraces social networking to create a PLN for exchanging ideas.

What is differentiation?

Differentiated instruction, also called differentiation, is a process through which teachers enhance learning by matching student characteristics to instruction and assessment. For ideas go...

Rules & Routines

When we are effective, the majority of kids are learning and getting what they need, goals and objectives are achieved, and we teachers feel...

Go after the “New Cheese”

As a part of our professional development our principal sent us the book, Who Moved My Cheese? . As soon as I read the title I thought what does this have to do with education. Giving in to to my curiosity, I opened the book and read the first page.


Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all Aristotle