Monthly Archives: August 2014

Gamification

I have been spending a lot of time considering how to “gamify” my classroom, and I think I have come up with phase one. Gamification is one of those buzz words that are going around now. Companies are gamifying shopping experiences. Classrooms … Continue reading

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Google Forms for Rubrics

I stumbled across a wonderful idea on Twitter one day. Use Google Forms to create rubrics for grading! My class is completely paperless, and I’m always looking for ways to make things easier with the computer, and the rubric idea … Continue reading

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A Successful Monday

As I said in my last post, I planned on spending my PD time on Monday figuring out how to add a little preschool to my high school English class. I located the perfect article “Finding Center: How Learning Centers … Continue reading

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My Plan for Monday

This Monday morning, I get to spend my PD time researching on my own. What do I want to learn? What do I want to get better at? How will I improve my practice? My thoughts: take my class back to … Continue reading

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Standards Based Learning

Last year my honors class and I researched Standards Based Learning and worked together to make the switch. This year, with the help of coworkers and my new assistant principal, I will be implementing the practice in all of my … Continue reading

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