See this website for information about wordwalls and many activities to support vocabulary instruction "Older students can benefit from a reference point of vocabulary, too! It doesn't just have to be tier 1 words.
Photo of a Black History Month/Valentine's Day combination bulletin board I did. "Getting to the Heart of Black History" Each student researches a famous African American to display on the bulletin board. This can be modified for any grade level.
I have such mixed emotions about spring this year. I've been spoiled most of my teaching career by using all of our built-in sno.
5 Novels Dealing with Mental Health Issues to Recommend to Your High School Students
Mental health issues may not be more prevalent in today's society, but they are certainly more visible. It is just as important for students to recognize the signs and symptoms of mental health disorders as it is for students to have compassion for the people suffering from them. A novel is a great starting point for discussions about and further research into mental health issues. Here's 5 novels dealing with mental health issues that I've recently read and would recommend to high school…
The right guest speaker can get even the most grumpy teenagers to sit up straighter, lean in, and maybe put in a little more effort i.
The Great Gatsby Room Transformation: Setting the Stage to Engage for The Great Gatsby
Email Etiquette Mini-Lesson
After a weekend in which I received over 40 text-message style emails from my high schoolers, I realized this lesson was much overdue.Included in this download is a teacher PowerPoint that you can use to review the terms with the students.
EdPuzzle, Making Magical Video Classroom Lessons | All subjects and all grade levels | Edpuzzle got you curious? Well, it should! After this video from Study All Knight, teachers everywhere will be adding it to their tech game plan! Join me and special guest Lyndsey Gresehover, from Lit with Lyns for a live overview and demo. Edpuzzle can be accessed on a tablet or Chromebook! First, you pick a video, then you add your personal touches. Bonus! Teachers can track a student's progress…