The Starting Point Educators know that learning is about more than intellectual development. It’s about igniting curiosity, sparking emotions that lead to inquisitiveness, and in creating an interest, hopefully excitement, about the whole process. This is especially...
Students are natural-born teachers – of teachers. Building an honest and genuine connection with students can lead teachers to understand and practice the nuanced distinctions between instructing and educating and the skill versus the art of teaching. With time,...
Infuse readers’ theater lessons with relevance and content – connect standards, design writing prompts, add related nonfiction background readings, and utilize technology. Researching the cultural context or historical background before, during, or after reading will promote a deeper analysis of the piece by your students.
The holidays are here and this is a great time to stock up on my growing bundle of various holiday lessons. Included so far are Christmas, Valentine’s Day, Halloween, and St. Patrick’s Day. More to come soon! Click the pic for more details. Happy holidays!
This ELA CCSS aligned 2-3 day lesson is designed to increase self and group awareness and to enhance students’ understanding of one another – and ultimately to improve class and group discussions. This packet consists of 10 activities/assessments. TED Talks episode “The Power of Introverts” with Susan Cain, is an eye-opening video which will guide your students toward realizing their own and others learning styles.
Below, you’ll find student directions with links. Copy and paste this onto your own web page for easy student access. If necessary, you can always print and handout copies to your students. Whatever works best for you! If there is extra time, you might ask students to share their slides, and see the similarities and differences between perspectives and designs. Enjoy!