Good vs Great Teachers w/Steven W. Anderson // Education in Education Show

Steven W. Anderson (, #edchat, The Tech-Savvy Administrator) and I talk about:

good teachers vs great teachers,

how students learn,

looping in middle school,

technology in edcuation,

teaching teachers, and

the future of education.


we talked about everything important as of ever. 

So I guess you could say we have it figured out. 

Seriously, this dude is legit. 

Excellent time talking to him and hopefully it'll happen again. 

That's right, I'm talking a round two. 

I haven't asked him yet, 

but it's on the Internet now,

so it has to be true!

Watch and enjoy, my friends. 

Make sure to check Steven out everywhere you can so he doesn't regret talking to me: 



And buy ALL of his books

You stay classy out there, Interneters. 

Adding Parent Access in Google Classroom

Dang, Classroom is awesome.  

Parents can now have access to see their student's work/grades.  

They can be notified either dusky or weekly about it via email.  

Also, once one teacher adds them for a student, it automatically attached them to all their other classes. 

So if you have one teacher on point, you good bro. 

Bravo Google, bravo.  

Geometry Chapter 1: Foundations for Geometry

Geometry is like fancy Algebra I. 

If you're good at solving multi-step equations, you'll probably be able to do well in Geometry. 

So if you don't know how to do that, you should watch this then return. 

Here's the first chapter of full lessons of the Geometry courtesy of the 2008 version of me.

Hope this helps. 

The rest are over at

Subscribing is always appreciated. 


Math Bell Ringers // Week 2

I've said it once but I'll say it again...

If you're teaching math to any kid 7th grade(ish) or up, these videos will be SUPER helpful. 

Here's how I'd play it:

IF YOU'RE TEACHING IN A ONE-TO-ONE ENVIRONMENT... one of these each day next week to your Google Classroom (or class site), starting 30 minutes before your school day. I'd post them now and schedule them so you don't have to worry about going and finding them every morning. They'll post at whatever time you schedule them. Have the students show their work/answers on a piece of paper and then have them pass them up at the end of the video. Do with them what you wish. 

IF YOUR STUDENTS DON'T HAVE DEVICES BUT YOU HAVE A TV/SMARTBOARD/BIG OLE SCREEN CONNECTED TO A COMPUTER... soon as the tardy bell rings, start this video. It'll give you time to take attendance, get yourself together, and/or talk to any individual students you need to address that may have missed the day before. Then do the pass up then look at then throw away thing and start teaching. 


invest stock in Apple products because the year is 2001, then get in your time machine and head forward to join the rest of us. 

Here are 5 Bell Ringers and/or Problems of the Day for you and your students and yourself: 

Discipline Recording Template // Google Form

What up? 

Free Google Form for discipline. 

That's what's up.


  • Make sure you click on the 3 vertical dots in the upper right hand corner and select "Make a Copy" 

If not, you're using something that other people can see the results of. 

Which would be not great. 

Feel free to edit/change anything on it to get what you want out of it. 

Then, when you have parent/teacher conferences, you can just sort by the student's name, highlight all of the discipline of that student, paste it in a blank sheet, and share it with their parents. 

Again, that's what's up.