If At First They Don’t Succeed, Make Them Try Again

Since it's summer and I know we teachers love to think about big picture changes to our classrooms.... here's one of my "things". I give quizzes a lot. A lot, a lot. They're pretty low stakes point wise; each quiz is 5 points, no matter how many questions, which usually works out to around 2-4%... Continue Reading →

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My Favorite Use of Wikipedia

Do your students just love Wikipedia? Do they love competitions? Do you want to see how much they know about a topic before you start and are sick of pre-tests? Are you looking for opportunities to further challenge your students that finish their work early or who are ready to move on while others in... Continue Reading →

School Appropriate Vandalism

Smart boards and white boards and whiteboard paint, oh my! I don’t have any of those things. I (and I’m assuming a lot of other teachers reading this) still have a chalkboard in my room. It’s green and it’s dusty and it makes horrible noises if you move the chalk in just the wrong way.... Continue Reading →

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