George Lucas Educational Foundation

Lisa Mims

5th grade teacher/Education blogger

Welcome! I consider myself an old school teacher because I have taught for over 25 years! Wow! Believe it or not, I am still passionate about teaching. My true passion is integrating technology into my classroom. Not only does it help add some oomph to what could be a boring day-to-day job, but it also helps engage my students.

I am a native New Yorker, now a Delawarean, but NY will always run through my veins.:) I am an alumna of SUNY New Paltz and Brooklyn College.

I am the mother of two boys, therefore, a parent and a teacher!

I am the wife of a very wonderful man who tolerates the amount of time I spend on the computer. (Well, most of the time.)

I love writing and have contributed posts to Free Technology for Teachers, Edudemic, TeachHub, GoAnimate, and more.I am an avid reader and try to share my knowledge through tweeting, blogging, and facebooking (is that a word?).

Every year I strive to be better for my students!

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  • Education Equity

    How Can We Avoid Limiting Our Students Via Race, Class, and Gender?

    It's critical to keep bias out of the classroom, where no student deserves to be judged by his or her race, socioeconomic class, or gender.
  • Student Engagement

    Pen Pals in the 21st Century

    While many consider the pen pal an analog age artifact, blogger and teacher Lisa Mims demonstrates how this very human form of communication is alive and well in her classroom - and relevant to her curriculum.
  • New Teachers

    You Only Get One "First Day of School"

    Blogger and veteran teacher Lisa Mims reminds us that we only get one 'first day of school' (even we've already been there 28 times!) and offers seven tips for making a good impression on our students.
  • Technology Integration

    Classroom Behavior? There's an App for That

    Fifth-grade teacher Lisa Mims describes how she uses the ClassDojo app to improve student behavior, share data and save time.
  • Teacher Leadership

    Old School or New School, Keep Parents Involved

    Blogger and teacher Lisa Mims encourages us, whether by old school or new school strategies, to keep parents involved with their children's academic lives.