Late in September, we spent several days engaging in a lesson from Expeditionary Learning which used the book My Librarian is a Camel to generate discussion and prompt students to make observations and ask questions. I collected several images from the internet to show children borrowing books and reading in a variety of settings. The… Continue reading children around the world ~ a lesson in questioning and observation
I had originally started this blog after becoming a Discovery Education DENStar. At that time, the blog was hosted by DE, but they’ve decided not to host blogs any longer. I migrated my work here and think that it’s a good opportunity for me to give things a fresh look. The life of a teacher… Continue reading making a switch
I’m presenting tomorrow at the NC State State College of Education Beginning Teacher Institute, sharing ideas about how to manage students while you work with individuals. Rather than use a standard PowerPoint, I thought I’d share the information via a Smore. Below, you’ll see a screenshot of my flyer. You can see the whole flyer… Continue reading How do you monitor student progress and continue to teach?
image via Edutopia ~ click to see the whole infographic At one of the PBL 101 Workshops I helped to facilitate a couple of months ago, a teacher asked me about how to get his female high school students invested in STEM coursework and steer them more towards STEM careers. The elementary level students I… Continue reading engaging teenage girls in STEM
Back in the fall, as we were studying about citizenship and the importance of getting involved in our community, my students asked if we could do a community service project. Yes, we certainly can! We decided on a few types of organizations that they wanted to support and formed groups but didn’t get much farther.… Continue reading community service project
One of the things I love most about Project Based Learning is that a project allows you to address learning objectives in all curricular areas in a meaningful and engaging way – at the same time, rather than in the standard block schedule we are generally asked to adhere to on a typical day. I… Continue reading what a zoo!