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Taming the Big Project Monster – Big Project Tips

Taming the Big Project Monster – Big Project Tips

Hello again, Today I wanted to share what I do when I have a big project. Most teachers I know have a big project. It’s that one end of the year project that you prepare for all year long. Most of it is done at home, so you have little control over what your student is doing. Many […]

Making Vocabulary Practice Less Boring – What I Did Today

Making Vocabulary Practice Less Boring – What I Did Today

Today, I had to go over some key vocabulary terms in preparation for an upcoming test, but as you know, I hate boring lessons, and vocabulary activities can be boring sometimes – well , most of the time. So I was thinking of how I could make this lesson less boring, and here is what […]

Two Strategies to Teach a Tough Concept

Two Strategies to Teach a Tough Concept

  Hello all, Yesterday, I had to teach my students about the Fugitive Slave Act. This was a law that allowed slave owners to go up to the North and retrieve their runaway slaves. It was part of the Compromise of 1850, and one of the causes of the American Civil War. It’s a pretty tough […]

Writing a Class Rap – What an Adventure!

Writing a Class Rap – What an Adventure!

We wrote a class rap about Lewis and Clark. Yes, you heard me right – a class rap. I’ve mentioned before that one of the best ways to engage your students is by incorporating your hobbies or passions into your lessons. One of my hobbies is music and song writing, so I thought it would […]