Graffiti Boards Engage More Students

A New Year, New Idea strategy! Week #1 A new year, new ideas!  That’s the goal for the next several weeks.  There’s no doubt that teaching is hard, so it makes sense that we fall back on the same familiar strategies to make planning and implementing a little easier.  I’d like to challenge you to […]

Academic Conversation Through Silent Debates

When I taught high school, my favorite day of the week was current event Friday because students shared about the events of the week and the class engaged in academic conversation and debates over current affairs. When I attempted to bring this same idea to middle school it flopped! It turned into arguments and hurt […]