Reframe Test Anxiety into Excitement

Researchers are continually finding out more about the human body and brain, so I’m always on the lookout for golden nuggets of studies that can benefit my students. The Atlantic recently published the article “Can Three Words Turn Anxiety into Success?” which I found because it was posted to Facebook by Donors Choose. Student anxiety is an especially hot topic […]

Donors Choose: How to Get Started

Since January 2015, I’ve received over $3,400 worth of materials for my classroom free through Donors Choose, including four laptops, dozens of books for my classroom library, and many professional development resources. Donors Choose is one of the easiest way to get the materials and supplies that are actually needed–and are literally hand-picked by you! However, many teachers I’ve […]