The Personalized Learning Summit was a great two days where I was able to learn from others, engage in conversations on how to continue personalizing learning, as well as reflect on my journey with personalized learning. One of the main points that I took away is that engaging lessons are not enough for our learners.…… Continue reading Personalized Learning Summit Takeaways
With back to school approaching, many teachers start thinking of their students, classroom, and curriculum. It is impossible to go to Target without seeing the massive school supply section and then leaving the store with more items for your classroom than your home. We teachers spend our own money on materials for our students so…… Continue reading Getting Resources for Your Classroom Through Donors Choose
I love seeing pictures and videos of other classrooms, so here is a quick tour of my 2017-2018 classroom. Some of my new stuff has arrived and I can’t wait to see how my classroom for next year comes together.
Last year I shifted my instruction to be more student-centered that allows students some choice in the path, place and pace of their learning. When I made this change in my instruction, I realized that the physical space of my classroom also needed to be updated to reflect the changes that I’ve made. I have…… Continue reading Flexible Seating Reflections
We finished reading Oscar et la dame rose and I was looking for a fun cumulative activity and was lucky to find a breakout on the French Teachers in the US Facebook page. Kelly Houlihan was so generous and shared her resources. My department does have a set of BreakoutEDU kits, but due to a…… Continue reading A BreakoutEDU Without a Kit For Oscar et la dame rose
My IB students have been reading Oscar et la dame rose in class. In addition to discussing the main ideas and completing a study guide, we have done a variety of activities. Timeline Since the beginning of the book has so many details, I thought it would be good for the students to keep a…… Continue reading During Reading Activities
One of the English/reading teachers in my building presented some pre-reading ideas on building background information through stations. She said that through the stations, the students connected more to the text than they had in past years. I took some of her ideas and combined it with materials I purchased from TpT to create stations…… Continue reading Pre-reading Stations for Oscar et la dame rose