Digital Exit Tickets with Flipgrid

  I'll admit that the hardest part of lesson implementation for me is the dreaded wrap-up, concluding event, exit ticket. What ever you want to call it, I suck at it. Period. While I have dreams of grandeur, inevitably, I find myself shouting down the hall reminders about homework instead of using the carefully crafted … Continue reading Digital Exit Tickets with Flipgrid

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End of the Year Library Survey with Materials to Use in Your Own Classroom

So I had this idea.... In my classroom each year I had the students take a survey to help me become a better teacher. I wanted to know the activities that they enjoyed, what they learned from, and what I could improve upon with the upcoming year. Each year I looked forward to the students' … Continue reading End of the Year Library Survey with Materials to Use in Your Own Classroom

Combating the Summer Slide with Summer Reading Promotion

"It is estimated that the "Summer Slide" accounts for as much as 85% of the reading achievement gap between lower income students and their middle and upper income peers." -"Why Summer Matters in the Rich/Poor Achievement Gap", Richard Allington and Anne McGill-Franzen So I had this idea... What could I do to enhance and promote … Continue reading Combating the Summer Slide with Summer Reading Promotion

Review and Classroom Applications for Drama by Raina Telgemeier

So I had this idea... Drama by Raina Telgmeier follows the story of Callie, a middle school student who has found her niche in the drama program. Callie, during the course of the production works hard to create a stellar set, while trying to make sense of her feeling towards two possible love interests. Raina … Continue reading Review and Classroom Applications for Drama by Raina Telgemeier

Classroom Applications for “The Hate U Give” by Angie Thomas

So I had this idea... I recently read The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas. Thomas does an amazing job of tackling the hardest current events and social issues in America. I would recommend that this book be used at a high school level (9th-12 grade) in a social studies class to promote broad-thinking and … Continue reading Classroom Applications for “The Hate U Give” by Angie Thomas