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?
My #1 classroom goal this year? To have more fun. When I told my students my “fun goal” this past August, most looked at me skeptically and said, “Fun? Is this a trick? In the past few years, I’ve gotten lost in the standards and designed a lot of heavy hitting assignments. … [Read more...] about What is a classroom escape room?
This past summer, I was watching my husband update his LinkedIn profile, and I wondered — as a teacher, should I have a LinkedIn profile? I’m not actively looking for a job, and I wondered, would there be professional value? Are other teachers using LinkedIn? Do teachers … [Read more...] about Should teachers join LinkedIn?
What is personalized learning? My school district is embracing a personalized learning initiative, and I’ve been doing some research on the concept as I try to consider ways to integrate more personalized options into my classroom. I’m finding that personalized learning is … [Read more...] about What is personalized learning?
The pros and cons of joining a teachers' union You’ve probably been there — a teacher’s union representative comes around and makes a pitch to you about why you should join the teacher’s union. Then, you look at the cost and hesitate, wondering, “Do I really need to join?” … [Read more...] about Should I join the teachers’ union?