PBL · student engagement

spark interest with a powerful launch

Kicking off a lesson in a way that engages students is a classroom necessity, in my opinion. This Cult of Pedagogy post offers a very thoughtful look at those all-important Anticipatory Sets and how to get the most out of them. When it comes to a PBL unit, the Anticipatory Set is more of a… Continue reading spark interest with a powerful launch

classroom management · professional development

How do you monitor student progress and continue to teach?

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?

favorite websites · inspiration · professional development

“helping smart teachers teach smart”

One of the blogs I find myself visiting over and over again is TeachThought. It’s terrific! The blog set up is simple ~ easy to navigate and search for topics you are interested in. They offer great suggestions for technology tools and the kind of innovative thinking that helps teachers to step outside the box… Continue reading “helping smart teachers teach smart”