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!
Over the years, I have experimented with a number of different classroom management strategies but I keep going back to the same system of classroom money. It is easy for me to manage, helps develop responsibility and, best of all, the children really enjoy it. I’ll get into more about how it all works in… Continue reading swap meet
As we began to dig into our study of data collection and graphing, I realized quickly that my students didn’t have a lot of experience setting up their own graphs on graph paper. This became the perfect opportunity to engage the children in taking a closer look their work and creating some guidelines together for… Continue reading student generated rubrics = better student work