Waiting for change to happen at your school? To paraphrase Gandhi, let’s stop waiting and be that change. I know,… Read more Let’s Extend our Leadership Schoolwide
I know the holiday season is far behind us, but I wanted to share some details about a tree ornament… Read more Maker Project: US Gov’t as Tree Ornaments
Sometimes we say things to colleagues that we shouldn’t. And, I am not talking about cussing people out when they… Read more Be Careful What you Say to Colleagues!
My colleague Tim Kennedy, a middle school math teacher, was having some trouble with that most middle school of issues:… Read more Make Engagement with Maker Activities
It’s just over two weeks until my school’s Christmas break. But, if I can help it, my students will never… Read more Don’t put a Holiday Countdown in your Classroom!
Recently I wrote a post about academic language and preparing students for tests by ensuring they are familiar with the… Read more Dealing with Student Test Anxiety
Each year, in my US History class, we take a look at the events leading up to the American Revolution… Read more American Revolution Timeline Activity (with cool examples)
I recently conducted a quiz with my middle school students. It was a simple fill-in-the-blank open-note quiz designed to check… Read more All Teachers Should Be Language Teachers
Each year, around the 22nd of November, I put my U.S. history class on hold and I introduce my middle… Read more JFK Assassination Activity
For my middle school U.S. History course, I created a project to introduce students to the basic structure, roles and… Read more Role and Structure of Gov’t Project – Step by Step