Creating Thematic Units for Upper Level Learners

Recently, I have loved reading on social media about how people have organized their classrooms, decorated their boards and what they are doing in their classrooms.  What I noticed in these threads is there is a lot of discussion about lower level instruction and a lot of frustration about higher level courses and what to Read more about Creating Thematic Units for Upper Level Learners[…]

Use Traditions Around the World

So I am finally out of school for summer just in time to celebrate Father’s Day with my pop.  While thinking about the holiday and my family traditions,  I wondered how other people celebrated today.  Is Father’s Day celebrated in other countries?  It got me thinking about other holidays and traditions and how we communicate Read more about Use Traditions Around the World[…]

What to do at the end of the year when students are checked out?

Every year I get to this point of the school year where the weather has changed, the students are restless and the ideas are running thin on how to keep their attention.  Even though I have done this job for 18 years this crazy end of the year phenomenon still sneaks up on me.  This Read more about What to do at the end of the year when students are checked out?[…]

Dice! Why I can’t live without them.

I am constantly seeing posts in my social media groups about what is one thing in your classroom you can’t live without.  For years I have pondered this question and answered it a million different ways. There has never been one thing I LOVE so much I can’t teach without…until this school year.  I have Read more about Dice! Why I can’t live without them.[…]

Games! Banish the boredom in your classroom!

If you love playing games in your classroom or if you are on the opposite spectrum and have no clue how to integrate games during class time, you came to the right place.  I am going to tell you why you should play games in your classroom or continue to integrate games as part of Read more about Games! Banish the boredom in your classroom![…]