A new colleague joined my middle school team at the beginning of this year. As soon as we met, I… Read more Building Effective Collaborative Teams: It’s Really More Heart Than Science
Recently, we had a full-faculty Zoom meeting at my school to discuss best practices for student inclusion. The meeting was… Read more Cameras Off? Compassion On!
My academic goal at the beginning of this new quarter was to review basic map elements with my seventh grade… Read more Simple Parent Participation Geography Activity
Warning: This is a VERY long post. I apologize for all the detail, but – then again – I won’t… Read more Student Misbehavior: Avoiding Work Because They Can’t Do the Work
It’s just a few days until my school’s Christmas break. But, if I can help it, my students will never… Read more How the Grinch Teacher Avoided Holiday Countdowns
When you were in school, did you ever create a “historical” document and then dip it in tea/coffee to give… Read more Aging documents project – take it to the next level with Aurasma (HP Reveal)
Okay, this post is going to make me seem like I am an obsessive freak. There’s no way for me… Read more There’s More to Potty Numbers Than Just Number 1 and Number 2!
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 teaching a unit on medieval Japan and we were exploring the lives of Japanese uji, or noble families.… Read more Deepening Understanding Through Fashion
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