Museum Monday: Bottle Digging and Using Collections in the Classroom #sschat #museumed-#BLOG365 Day 130

This weekend I finally decided on a place for my grandmother's bottle collection. For two years the bottles have been packed away and I have been waiting to finish remodeling or find the perfect piece of furniture to display them (having my 3 cats in the back of my mind too!). Saturday we picked up … Continue reading Museum Monday: Bottle Digging and Using Collections in the Classroom #sschat #museumed-#BLOG365 Day 130

What’s It All For?- #BLOG365 Day 129

  This article has been popping up all over social media. Poet: I can’t answer questions on Texas standardized tests about my own poems. I read this and didn't know whether to laugh or cry. The author writes: These test questions were just made up, and tragically, incomprehensibly, kids’ futures and the evaluations of their teachers … Continue reading What’s It All For?- #BLOG365 Day 129

#whereissasha Our Exam Crazed System – #BLOG365 Day 124

No surprise I am anti-exams. Exams don't give us a clear picture of student understanding. They don't prepare students for 21st century careers. They cause anxiety for our students. They encourage low level thinking and regurgitation. They don't encourage collaboration or creativity. Last night #whereissasha blew up on social media. The teacher in me knew … Continue reading #whereissasha Our Exam Crazed System – #BLOG365 Day 124

Hygge: The Educator’s Version -#BLOG365 Day 123

Hygge has been floating around lately and was recently named the 2016 Oxford Dictionary Word of the Year. According to Oxford hygge is: Southern Living explained it in their article Here's What 'Hygge' Means- And Why You Should Try It In essence, hygge is taking pleasure in the small things: time with friends, hot chocolate, getting … Continue reading Hygge: The Educator’s Version -#BLOG365 Day 123

Museum Monday: Salesman Samples- #BLOG365 Day 122 #sschat #objectbasedlearning

One of my favorite units at the museum school was a unit called "Everything Changes." The interdisciplinary unit covered changes over time. During this unit we often had the students create object timelines: a telephone through time, children's games over time, etc. Years and objects were combined to create visual timelines of how everyday objects … Continue reading Museum Monday: Salesman Samples- #BLOG365 Day 122 #sschat #objectbasedlearning