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
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
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
Recently I volunteered to create an activity for our middle school Intramurals block. We have a house system at our… Read more Photo Scavenger Hunt – How To & Lessons Learned
When Mike Kaufman first approached me about starting a blog, I thought he was crazy. Many significant doubts sprang up… Read more High Five History’s 1st Anniversary: Why Blogging Matters
Recently, my school had an open-house event. Parents toured some new facilities and the tours were led by members of… Read more Let’s Help Non-Participating Students Take on New Challenges