Lesson Idea: Poetry (Free song for teaching poetry!)

Lesson Idea: Poetry (Free song for teaching poetry!)

Lesson Idea: How to Write a Poem This is a lesson idea for teaching poetry through the use of music. I used this lesson with 4th grade students but it could easily be adapted for older or younger grades. How does it work? During our poetry unit, I taught the students...
Using Over in the Classroom

Using Over in the Classroom

Over is a relatively simple application available on iOS devices that gives users the ability to place words on top of pictures. There are a lot of apps like this, but I have found Over to be easy to use for my students and effective in my classroom. Over helped my...
Lesson Idea: Create Your Own Character Chapter Review

Lesson Idea: Create Your Own Character Chapter Review

After finishing a unit and before taking the end of chapter test, it is important to review the concepts learned. I taught 5th graders and was constantly looking for ways to keep these reviews interesting. Instead of doing a Jeopardy review each time, I came up with a...
PD: Designed with the Future in Mind

PD: Designed with the Future in Mind

Not too long ago, the World Economic Forum (WEF) released The Future of Jobs Report detailing the top skills our workforce needs in the year 2020. The Fourth Industrial Revolution will require the following skills: complex problem solving, critical thinking,...
Infographics for Teaching and Learning

Infographics for Teaching and Learning

Living in the Information Age, our minds are constantly saturated with print. Graphics appeal to our senses as it involves messaging through designs. Cue the importance of infographics, complex information presented in an easy-to-understand format using images, text,...
Professional Development Designed Just for You

Professional Development Designed Just for You

When it comes to professional development (PD), how many times have we as educators asked ourselves, “am I just wasting my time?” Even when the topic might be somewhat relevant to our classroom, we are still wanting PD that is designed specifically with us in mind. At...