Stop Learning – Start Thinking

Stop Learning – Start Thinking

I think a lot about learning, but this morning I was watching the TEDx talk below and it kind of rocked my world.  You should watch it. Especially if you also think a lot about learning.  Really.  I’ll pause so you can watch it:   [av_video...
ClassCraft in Class

ClassCraft in Class

Wow, it’s amazing how quickly time flies. Every time I think I have time to write, I remember I have something else to grade.  I’m not sure why, but it seems like there’s so much more this year! Challenges This quarter I’ve asked my students to...
Character Workshop Day

Character Workshop Day

Whew! We just finished our first ever Character Workshop Day with our 9th grade students.  It was fun, but exhausting!  Here’s a rundown of what CWD is and how it all went down. The Origins of Character Workshop Day One of our goals this year is to make our...
Are You Ready to Teach Like a Pirate?

Are You Ready to Teach Like a Pirate?

With the new school year just around the corner, I’ve been catching up on all that reading I meant to do all summer long (and that I procrastinated).  I just finished reading Teach Like a PIRATE by Dave Burgess (again), and it really made an impact.  Teach Like...
Taming Shakespeare

Taming Shakespeare

I am probably one of the very few teachers who isn’t completely thrilled about teaching Shakespeare.  However, my sophomores did such a fabulous job at performing a scene, that I wanted to share their videos. Overview Their instructions were to perform their...

Pin It on Pinterest