Recently, my students and I (yes, I am learning too!) were exploring life in medieval Japan, focusing on a period… Read more A Capital Activity!
I was talking to my middle school students about their busy lives. Many of my students have a full day… Read more More Class Balance Means Less Student Stress
I was teaching a unit on medieval Japan and we were exploring the lives of Japanese uji, or noble families.… Read more Deepening Understanding Through Fashion
I was doing a lesson on medieval Japan and I wanted to check student understanding on a particular idea. We… Read more Using Memes to Check Understanding
One of the strategies I enjoy employing in my class is the use of creative culminating assessment projects. Dr. Douglas… Read more Rich Learning Experiences
According to the Ministry of Education for the Province of Alberta, Canada, curriculum is the what that students need to… Read more Hidden Curriculum: What Are You Really Teaching?
My professional philosophy of education changed forever on the day I learned of the Growth Mindset concept by Carol Dweck.… Read more How Growth Mindset Changed My Frigid, Rigid Ways
According to grade guru Ken O’Connor, in his book A Repair Kit for Grading, “grades are broken when they include… Read more In Assessment, Zero Can Still Be a Hero
This is come off as a little crazy, but bear with me… Dress down days at school can be fun,… Read more Valentine’s Day – Another Dress Down Day, Another Opportunity to Take Advantage
Last week I was having a conversation with my principal. We were talking about the idea of teachers getting out… Read more Simplifying Classroom Observations