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Teaching with Madly Learning®

Mar 29, 2022

Have your students ever complained that they can’t play video games in your classroom? Mine did, and it gave me an idea for a classroom activity that I knew they would love. 


This is the story of how we ended up playing Minecraft in my classroom to learn about social studies. 


My students were shocked when I said...

Mar 22, 2022

What do you do with the rest of your class when you want to do guided reading with a small group?


That’s the question I hope I can answer for you in this episode. We’re digging into a bunch of different activities that you can use to allow you to focus on guided instruction while the rest of your students...

Mar 15, 2022

Do you hate marking? Yeah, me too.    Marking is a constant struggle. It’s so time-consuming that we feel like the only way to get it all done is to take it home, but when we take it home we either leave it in a bag and forget about it, or we ditch our time with friends and family and spend our time working...

Mar 8, 2022

Do you consider yourself a lifelong learner? I feel like a lot of us get into teaching because we love to learn, and our guest on this episode is no exception. 


Celeste Kirsh is researching how teachers can learn new genres of writing. In this episode, she’s sharing some of her findings so far that could shake up...

Mar 1, 2022

Have you ever been questioned about how you teach math or why you teach certain strategies? Most of us have. 


In this episode, I’m continuing the discussion about new math and why we teach so many different strategies to help kids solve number problems. 


I’m specifically walking you through different ways to...