Heather Wolpert-Gawron

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Eeny, Meeny, Mino, Moe: Which 3D Printer Should We Own?

By on January 27, 2016

A couple weeks ago, I wrote about the start of my journey to create a Language Arts and ELD class that leveraged 3D printing as a means to initiate a more purposeful curriculum for reading and writing.  I will be

The Invisible Strategies of Teaching: #whatpeopledontsee

By on November 23, 2015

hen you walk onto a middle school campus and even into the rooms themselves, it can look like chaos. After all, middle schoolers are wired to be active and wired to be loud. But that doesn’t mean there isn’t learning

Who Was I In Middle School? A Reflection + Free Downloadable

By on November 10, 2015

t times, seeing the diversity in my own students, I’ve wondered who I was when I was in middle school and what really drove my tween’s brain.  So I created a Tip 10 list of memories to help me reflect

Classroom Goal: Learn 10 New Things a Week (about them)

Classroom Goal: Learn 10 New Things a Week (about them)

By on August 11, 2013

 I recently checked out a link from a Facebook friend.  It is apparently an ongoing list about current science discoveries called “10 Things We Didn’t Know Last Week.”  It was interesting, but it really got me thinking about a new

Middle School Nuts and Bolts: Start of the Year Routine and Handouts

Middle School Nuts and Bolts: Start of the Year Routine and Handouts

By on August 17, 2010

I’m asked frequently about the nuts and bolts of middle school: classroom management, paperwork, first day rituals, etc…So I wanted to do a series of posts that addresses what I’m doing right now, real time. The start of the year

Pen Tricks and Differentiation

Pen Tricks and Differentiation

By on June 13, 2010

OK, for those of you not in the pen spinning loop, I’m talking about a craze that’s preoccupying tween fingers all over the known universe, or at least in my district. Of pen spinning, or object manipulation, as a sport,

Imagine Magazine: Your Slice of the Multiple Intelligences Pie

Imagine Magazine: Your Slice of the Multiple Intelligences Pie

By on October 2, 2009

I’m a semi-regular contributor to Imagine Magazine, a print periodical published by Johns Hopkins University and marketed to Gifted Middle Schoolers.  The beauty of this magazine is in how it talks to kids.  It takes high-level concepts and delivers them