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
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?
Maybe you’ve encountered these scenarios before — you have some students ready to work ahead so they start multitasking on their device, waiting for the lesson to move on. Or, maybe you notice a student frantically scribbling notes, trying to keep up with the information you’re … [Read more...] about Flipped Classrooms 101: A Beginner’s Guide