It’s not Brain Surgery, it’s Tougher!

I recently shared the following quote with one of my classes, "A teacher has to make more decisions in a day than a brain surgeon." I had seen this quote numerous times on social media. I was jokingly sharing the quote with them because I had to completely change my lesson at the last minute…

Good Bets for Building Positive Mindsets

As a proud "on and off participant" in various yoga type programs over the last seventeen years, I set a goal of bringing some zen into my classroom this year. Zen and middle school don't always mix though, since zen is more about letting go of control than repeatedly reminding 12-year-olds to "close their eyes…