How to Use the Team Building Infographic 

Many of you have used the infographics to enhance a teacher meeting, a workshop, or other educational experience. It’s so much fun to see how the infographics are being used around the world!

Here is how Dr. Chris Cavert uses this infographic in his Illinois (USA) classroom.


How have you used this infographic… Or others?


Intrinsic Motivation for the Classroom

Bring on the i.

I just finished reading several books about intrinsic motivation. None of the research is new, so why aren’t we incorporating intrinsic motivation into the classroom more?

Here are a few ideas I have on how to add some i to your classroom.

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Book to add to the reading list:

Why We Do What We Do by Edward L. Deci


I have recently been shocked at the fact that educators don’t really see the need for a rubric. They either find them too specific or too vague. But, I am not really sure they are seeing the big picture on this one. Rubrics are great for students and teachers.

Here are a few benefits:


What else would you add? How have they helped you?


The First Day of School- A Teacher’s To-Do List

Here is a group of infographics that relate to your first day of each teaching term. They are mostly the ones I work through within the beginning weeks of classes. I have included the QR codes for each so you can find them easily. The five things I do at the beginning of each term is Greet students, Set the rules, Team build, Grab or Gain their attention, and Assess prior knowledge.


Let the Students Set the Rules

Is this a crazy idea? I have found it very effective. I usually spend a substantial amount of time the first class creating rules with the class. It starts the students thinking , bonding, and taking responsibility for their own education. I love it.