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In the true spirit of the Kagan teachings, playing Jeopardy maximizes student engagement — especially near the end of the year, when students are getting squirelly and you're running out of steam.
Mythology is not my strong suit, so when I stumbled across a Greek mythology readers theater book, I was ecstatic. Read on to find out how to incorporate this activity into your classroom.
Despite all the year-end chaos, it is important to take time to celebrate the educational and emotional journey you and your students will soon be completing.
My art skills were arrested at about the 4th grade level: My students can attest to that! So when I was able to produce an impressive spray-painted planet scene in under 15 minutes, I was very proud of myself.
A recurring theme in many of my blog posts is the importance of providing students with an authentic audience for their knowledge and skills. Sure, some students will do a great job in school because they have that kind of work ethic, but others...
Trust. It's the foundation of any great relationship. Trust. It can take years to build and moments to shatter. Trust. Can be the difference between a pretty good class and a pretty great class. So how do you build it? Read on.