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
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
It is easy to dismiss movies as a way teachers build in breaks for themselves. But, when used correctly and… Read more Movies in the Classroom – 5 Things