I was sitting at my desk, thinking about the upcoming essay and feeling very uninspired by the prompts I was considering giving my kids. I wanted to give them more freedom and creativity that still allowed them to focus on a few key skills.… Continue Reading “Tiered Essays – Giving students choice and challenge in the writing process.”
“Increase student engagement, boost your creativity, and transform your life as an Educator.” Published: 2012 Pages: 176 Review: I met this book with a lot of skepticism, as I do most things that tout that they can boost my creativity and transform my life.… Continue Reading “PD Review: Teach Like a PIRATE by Dave Burgess”
All around me I have seen negativity building that gives the impression that this school year cannot be saved. It is doomed with no hope left. But hope is not lost, and not all that is gold will glitter. I can recognize that we… Continue Reading “It’s Not Too Late To Have a Great Year – 5 Things to Do Monday Morning”
Theme is one of the concepts that is taught often, but students seem to lose rather quickly. It is a difficult concept to grasp and one that requires lots of critical and abstract thinking. But there are ways to lighten this conceptual load and… Continue Reading “3 Ways to Teach Theme to Secondary Students”
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