As more and more of my instruction has moved online, I find myself strategically planning for more hands-on activities that take place off the computer. My students come alive with the face-to-face collaboration and interaction. One of my favorite “get up and move” active … [Read more...] about 6 “Inside-Outside Circle” Ideas to Increase Engagement in Your English Classroom
What teachers should know about TikTok TikTok. I’m shaking my head right now as I write this. I have a definite love-hate relationship with this app. Last fall, one of my best journalism students wanted to create a TikTok video featuring homecoming week. She put … [Read more...] about A Teacher’s Guide to TikTok — the good, bad, and ugly
I got an Apple Watch a few Christmases ago...and I will admit (reluctantly)...that I wore it for a couple weeks, and then...it sat uncharged for the better part of a year... I don’t remember what exactly compelled me to start wearing it regularly. It could be the guilt I felt … [Read more...] about 5 ways to use your Apple Watch as a teacher
Recently, our school hired a newbie teacher--fresh out of college--and an early graduate at that--only 21 years old. We also have a young career-switcher teacher, who is starting as a paraprofessional as she switches into teaching. Combining conversations I’ve had with those … [Read more...] about What questions should new teachers ask HR?
I’ve recently entered the AP universe, taking on my first AP teaching assignment, and I’ve been asked by fellow teachers, friends, and family about whether I had to have special qualifications or endorsements to teach AP courses. Based on my experience and research I’ve done, … [Read more...] about Do teachers need special qualifications to teach AP?