4-5th grade oil pastel buffalo celebrating the animal that so many Native American tribes hunted not for sport but survival. We spent a few days discovering the various ways they … Continue Reading The Thundering Herd
Remember all of those first day smiles filled with the anticipation of the first day of school that you witnessed in the faces of your students? Remember their excitement as … Continue Reading When Student Enthusiasm Fades, Teacher Enthusiasm Must Soar
Great ideas for great activities in the classroom with the brain in mind!
Having a challenging time bringing some life to your literature and writing classes this last month of the school year? One of my favorite activities to use is a comic … Continue Reading Bringing Literature & Writing to Life
The latest ad I’m working on promoting the importance of creativity in education. A great read on this topic is Dr. Ken Robinson. You can check out his passionate TED … Continue Reading Creativity = Growth
“History is philosophy teaching by examples.” That quote is attributed to the great Athenian general and historian, Thucydides. We all know the old saying, “those who do not know history … Continue Reading Is History Dead in Your Classroom?
If Teach Like a Pirate is not on your summer reading, you are missing out!
Having a tough time grabbing your students attention for a particular class? Try reflecting on these questions as your prep for your lesson. What is the big idea for my … Continue Reading 10 Questions to Increase Engagement with Your Students
I often tell my teachers that it is never too late in the school year to change something. While there are a few major items, like curriculum, that deserve our … Continue Reading Are You Reaching for the Sky in Your Classroom?
If you’ve never seen Sir Ken Robinson’s TED talk on how schools kill creativity watch it NOW at… http://www.ted.com/talks/ken_robinson_says_schools_kill_creativity