Step Away From the Worksheets-#BLOG365 Day 76

I'll admit it. I've used them before. Worksheets. I have wasted paper and provided everyone the same work on those worksheets. I have taught with them, assessed with them, and used them under the guise of differentiation. We all make mistakes, right? Let's break apart the word worksheet. Work. Sheet. Worksheets are designed to give students something … Continue reading Step Away From the Worksheets-#BLOG365 Day 76

Museum Monday: Our Not So Pretty History Through Objects- #BLOG365 Day 72

Go ahead, take a guess at this Monday's object. Where do you think they came from? What time period? Have they been modified or changed? Do they represent something? I came upon these objects by accident this morning while looking for objects to help a friend with an object-based lesson. Although I just called this … Continue reading Museum Monday: Our Not So Pretty History Through Objects- #BLOG365 Day 72

The Value of Learning History – #BLOG365 #sschat Day 70

I have to admit, a few years ago I thought George Washington was overrated. I was unimpressed with the Founding Era, didn't give a lot of thought to the Declaration of Independence, the Bill or Rights, or the Constitution. Then I went to a Teacher Institute at Mount Vernon and the Colonial Williamsburg Teacher Institute … Continue reading The Value of Learning History – #BLOG365 #sschat Day 70

What This Election Has Taught Me – #BLOG365 Day 69

After a sleepless night I awoke to the realization that our job as educators is more important than ever. Yes, I knew this before. But, today every educator should be reflecting on their responsibility to facilitate the kind of learning that leads to civic responsibility and critical thinking. Education breeds open mindedness, understanding, and empathy. When … Continue reading What This Election Has Taught Me – #BLOG365 Day 69