“What do you notice?” Writing Like the Experts

“What do you notice?” Writing Like the Experts In our classrooms, we spend time brainstorming and coming up with interesting and personalized writing topics. We take hours to gather relevant research. We invest the time in helping students plan [...]

3 Ideas to Fit Problem-Based Learning Into Your Instruction

3 Ideas to Fit Problem-Based Learning Into Your Instruction One thing that is a constant in our profession is that nothing is constant. Pedagogy, technology, assessments, and even the students themselves are ever-evolving, and it sometimes feels like [...]

Engaging Students in Reading Throughout the Content Areas…During & After COVID

Engaging Students in Reading Throughout the Content Areas…During & After COVID You’re in front of your class (post-COVID, of course) teaching about the Declaration of Independence. You LOVE teaching this unit and you are pumped. You have created [...]

The 4 Gift Rule of Education Technology

The 4 Gift Rule of Education Technology I am notorious in my family for wanting to give everyone, everything, during the holidays. However, I know I can’t actually do this, and have to make calculated, thoughtful decisions about [...]

By |2020-11-14T13:30:59-05:00November 14th, 2020|Categories: Teacher Resources|Tags: , , , , , , |

Creating Meaningful Systems Change in Middle Schools

This year as communities across the nation ended their school year outside of their school buildings, educational leaders continued to envision ways to transform their practice to best support the social-emotional needs of their students for the moment [...]

By |2020-09-19T14:16:58-04:00September 14th, 2020|Categories: Teacher Resources|Tags: , , |

Resources for Teaching ELLs Remotely

Technology to use remotely Padlet Kahoot/Quizlet Peardeck FlipGrid https://whiteboard.fi/ (this is a really cool free interactive white board to work problems on while teaching live) Zoom/Microsoft Teams Google Translate Bitmoji Classrooms Newsela/Readworks See-Saw for portfolios Class Dojo [...]

By |2020-08-08T18:15:35-04:00August 8th, 2020|Categories: Teacher Resources|Tags: , |

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