I just finished a long unit and wondered if there was a more engaging way to assess student understanding. With… Read more Cool Hollywood Musical Project!
This is a big pet peeve of mine. So, forgive me if I come off a bit crazy! Having said… Read more Be Serious about Dress Down Days
My students were exploring the concept of African-American history in my 8th Grade US History class and I came up… Read more Reparations Writing Project as a Before & After POV Check
I am not a Luddite. I am not afraid of change. I am open to, and regularly blog about, new… Read more Don’t Forget the Fundamentals of Classroom Instruction and Discipline
Following our look at the Abraham Lincoln assassination, my US History students wrote a paragraph about Lincoln as a president… Read more Beyond the Red Pen: Have Students Actively Reflect on Their Writing
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Recently I found a thread on Reddit.com about clever classroom cheating techniques. Below are some of the best stories. Enjoy,… Read more Students Share Cheating Strategies
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!