Friday, June 12, 2020

Gage Wellness

Gage Wellness is a site for you, our dear Gage students, to better deal with the difficult times we are faced with. Please visit this site daily, if you can. Try one wellness technique every day. Incorporate these techniques in your daily routine:

Explore the Techniques presented here:
Breathing, Meditating, Motivation, Relaxing, and Virtual Toors. To access them, hover your mouse over "Wellness Techniques," scroll down, and click on the desired technique. 

Dear Parents, Thank you for all that you are doing to ensure that our students remain connected with their teachers. Here are a few resources to support your efforts in these difficult times. Dear Teachers, Thank you for all that you are doing to ensure that our students continue to learn remotely. Thank you for providing safe, welcoming & affirming virtual environments.

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Have you visited one or more of the Old Spanish California Missions? Read about the author's journey through all of the twenty-one Missions in California along with his wife and their daughter. In this book you will find fun facts and characteristics particular to each Mission. In California Missions, All 21 Visited, author Paul Rallion provides useful information to visit every Mission. You don't have to visit all the Missions at once, of course, but with this book, you'll be equipped with enough information to make each visit an enjoyable one. This book will guide you on an unforgettable journey through the Missions.
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Sunday, August 16, 2015

Teachers Pay Teachers Sale

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My books: Middle School 101, My COMPUTeachER, Kick Smokin' now available in Spanish (Deja de fumar), French (ArrĂȘte de fumer), and Portuguese (Deixe de fumar), Middle Schoolin', and Turning Point. Also for purchase is some of the material I recently added: Word Processing Handout Series, Spreadsheet Handout Series, and Photoshop Handout Series.

Friday, January 30, 2015

Middle School 101, 101 Tips for Teachers

Middle School 101, 101 Tips for Teachers, offers a compilation of teaching techniques that have worked for the author over the years. The goal of this book is to provide secondary teachers with information they can use right away. Read these tips, and think how you can apply them to your own teaching practice.

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Monday, January 28, 2013

15 Tips for Secondary Teachers (6th to 12th grade)

Almost every teacher has learned from other teachers and [a great teacher] continues to learn. This guide will help you enrich your teaching repertoire, whether you are a new or a veteran teacher. Visit my TpT store to get the first 5 tips free!


Saturday, September 15, 2012

What is Middle Schoolin' about?

Middle Schoolin'
Middle Schoolin'

Middle Schoolin' is about the challenges, humor, and rewards of teaching, as well as classroom tragedies and successes, that take place in inner city public schools. In this book there are 50 vignettes that describe human-interest, real-life situations experienced by two Los Angeles middle school teachers.

Based on interactions with students, parents, and other education professionals, the stories both educate and entertain and include anecdotes that are humorous, sad, tragic, hopeful, uplifting, and thought-provoking. The vignettes reveal the day-to-day challenges that teachers face and the rewards that are often bestowed as a result.

From the knife-toting male to the watch-swiping student, and to the late-to-class-again girls, this collection provides a glimpse into the modern-day classroom. Addressing valuable moments in teaching, Middle Schoolin’ opens the classroom doors to provide an insight into the human element of education.

There are five thought-provoking questions for each chapter. These questions are designed to stimulate discussion and for teachers to reflect on their own philosophies of education and teaching practices. The questions promote higher level thinking and include references to the works of: Freud, Piaget, Skinner, Vygotsky, Dewey, Freire, etc. and theories such as: constructivism, cognitivism, humanism, behaviorism, etc. The questions can be found at:

Middle Schoolin' has gotten lots of positive reviews from our colleagues as well as from many education professors for being reader-friendly. The book can easily be read a chapter a day or in one or two sessions if one chooses.

I would greatly appreciate it if you would forward this information to a colleague, friend or anyone who can use it.

BONUS: This book contains 25 Teaching Strategies!


Wednesday, September 12, 2012

My COMPUTeachER, The Computer Book for Everyone

My COMPUTeachER, is my fourth book, and is the collection of lessons I've put together to teach my computer class. From computer basic concepts to online collaboration, and from basic drawing to movie editing, this book provides an insight to a wide variety of computer programs.

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