I am often inspired by songs. A couple weeks ago I heard a new song from Sarah Bareilles and I knew I had to buy [...]
About Brian SmithBrian Smith is a kindergarten teacher at Oxford Elementary, which is part of Catawba County Schools. He also teaches in the education department as an adjunct professor at Lenoir-Rhyne University in Hickory, North Carolina. He is proud to be have been named an ASCD Emerging Leader in 2015 and an understood.org teacher fellow for the 2019-2020 school year. He has been married for 20 years to an amazing woman, Liz, who not only puts up with but appreciates his shenanigans and is the proud parent of a 15-year-old daughter, Ella.
Books are a huge part of any educational day. Whether it’s textbooks, chapter books, beginning readers, or books that are read-aloud, teachers use a variety of text [...]
I remember April 1983. I was seven years old, just a month away from being eight because you count down to your birthday at that [...]
Music is truly one of the universal languages. Even if you don’t understand a word being sung, you can feel the heartbreak or joy that [...]