I am in planning mode.  All my tools have been gathered.  Markers, paper, books, computer, and a large block of time are all at my disposal.  I may have mentioned in a earlier post that I am the Monica Gellar of organization. Give me a label maker and a few file folders and I can conquer the […]

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The long hot days of testing are upon us.  Schedules are changed. Students may stay with you for hours even though you only teach them one subject.  Always operating on the principle that if I am bored, certainly the students are bored.  There needs to be a mix of fun and review and perhaps a […]

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Sketchnotes

Sketchnotes are all the rage in education right now! They are a way for students to use their WHOLE brain when taking notes or gathering information in a class. I have been doing sketchnoting before it was even a thing–like back in the 90s–teachers just thought I  was doodling; but drawing sketches, adding bold font, […]

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Port of Adventure

Recently, I had a student ask me for a review pack for our upcoming state test. “I’m not giving review packs this year,” I said confidently knowing my time spent gamifying their content would surely payoff.  My ego was quickly put in check by the student’s pale and unnerved face. “Wait. What?! No review packet?! […]

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One of the easiest ways to implement game mechanics into your classroom is when reviewing material for a test. Many educators have their go-to review games that they use with their students before a test, but did you ever think to theme the review to meet the unit’s topic or learning targets? You could even […]

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