"The words "lab classroom" never fail to conjure up images of crazy-haired Gene Wilder and boggle-eyed Marty Feldman in the opening scenes of "Young Frankenstein." I imagine myself in a white lab coat, wearing glasses that make my eyes appear 10 times larger than they really are...and my students tethered to numerous scientific experiments, calmed only by the strains of "Puff the Magic Dragon" played on my ukulele. In fact, I'm giggling to myself as I sit here typing these words."

Frankenstein, I Presume? Developing Culture with Lab Classrooms - Wild Child's Mossy Oak Musings

Don't say it was delightful; make us say delig��

Don't say it was delightful; make us say delig��

Times have changed since my junior high days.  Many of us use a writer's workshop approach to teach writing. Hopefully, those days of ineffective comments, and guessing at the assessment targets are gone. When students get their writing pieces back, they should know exactly what writing skills they have mastered, as well as those that they have not mastered. Self-reflection is an integral component for developing writers.   Read to find free resources and tips!

Times have changed since my junior high days. Many of us use a writer's workshop approach to teach writing. Hopefully, those days of ineffective comments, and guessing at the assessment targets are gone. When students get their writing pieces back, they should know exactly what writing skills they have mastered, as well as those that they have not mastered. Self-reflection is an integral component for developing writers. Read to find free resources and tips!

I do not sit down at my desk to put to verse something that is already clear in my mind. If it were clear in my mind, I should have no ...

When Teachers Write: 7 Strategies for You and Your Students When Getting Started is Tough

I'm a HUGE  Robin Williams fan. His rapid-fire comedy fascinates me, and I can't help but think that perhaps his synapses fired a lit...

I& a HUGE Robin Williams fan. His rapid-fire comedy fascinates me, and I can& help but think that perhaps his synapses fired a lit.

I do not sit down at my desk to put to verse something that is already clear in my mind. If it were clear in my mind, I should have no ...

When Teachers Write: 7 Strategies for You and Your Students When Getting Started is Tough

JUNE TEACHER TALK - Math, Monet, & Measurement - Read the latest blog posts by members of The Best of Teacher Entrepreneurs Marketing Cooperative’s Teacher Talk at http://mossyoakmusings.blogspot.com/2016/06/math-monet-measurement.html. Find out how you can drive more traffic to your personal blog by going to http://www.thebestofteacherentrepreneursmarketingcooperative.com/2014/01/the-best-of-teacher-entrepreneurs.html.

"I perhaps owe becoming a painter to flowers." Claude Monet A couple of years ago, I met some friends in Paris. I couldn't wait to.

Poppies & Pantoums: Poetry Comes Alive with Georgia O'Keefe

Poppies & Pantoums: Poetry Comes Alive with Georgia O'Keefe (Mossy Oak Musings)

Explores a critical thinking approach to observation, poetry writing, and art. Pantoum poems help to capture students' observations of natural subjects, while honoring Georgia O'Keefe's point-of-view.

Reader's Workshop Strategies in the Math Classroom: 3 Components

Reader's Workshop Strategies in the Math Classroom: 3 Components (Mossy Oak Musings)

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