What Happened During Summer Vacation

  Not everyone is obsessed with reading education blogs or following Twitter as I am – especially over the summer.  I’ve noticed this blog’s stats have started growing since the beginning of August, which probably means educators are starting to return to work and might be looking for resources.  For today’s post I thought I … Continue reading What Happened During Summer Vacation

Alternatives to Showing the Movie Frozen for the Next 14 Days

You know how it goes.  Grades are turned in.  Textbooks have been collected.  The computer lab is shut down.  But the activity level of our students has gone up.  What’s a teacher supposed to do? As I mentioned in yesterday’s post, I’ve been trying to get my students to reflect on the year.  Using our class … Continue reading Alternatives to Showing the Movie Frozen for the Next 14 Days

To the Moon

I absolutely love this video posted by Google in honor of Teacher Appreciation Week: Here is Google’s message on the YouTube page: “Thank you to the millions of passionate teachers who inspire curiosity in their classrooms…lesson after lesson, unit after unit, year after year. We’re fortunate to have had many of you in our lives, … Continue reading To the Moon

It’s Not Just a Soccer Ball

Ever since the Doodle 4 Google theme for 2014 was announced (“If I could invent one thing to make the world a better place…”), I have been finding resources everywhere.  I’m pretty sure I could spend an entire year with a class on this theme. For example, last week on Twitter, @theresamcgee shared a fabulous … Continue reading It’s Not Just a Soccer Ball

Telegenic Ways to Survive the Week Before Winter Break

Kudos to my daughter, who helped me come up with the title for this post! So, let’s face it.  Despite our best efforts to keep our energy up, we need a bit of down time now that this week is nearing its close.  Here is a collection of short videos to help you catch your … Continue reading Telegenic Ways to Survive the Week Before Winter Break