The Do’s and Don’ts for Teaching with Videos

It’s been a little more than a year since I started experimenting with video lectures and with flipping my classroom, and I absolutely love it. It seems my students love it too! …as long as they don’t have to do … Continued

Daily Lesson Plan Checklist

When faced with the stress of planning new lessons with limited time, it’s easy to plan lessons that are neither efficient nor effective. Be mindful of the trap of “fake teaching” (walking like a teacher and talking like a teacher … Continued

Kid-Friendly Analysis: Making Analysis Accessible For All Students

Last year, I left my comfortable position teaching seventh-grade language arts at a small, rural middle school in New Mexico teach high school English and AP Literature to juniors and seniors closer to home. The first few weeks in my … Continued

Quills and Thrills Week Fifteen

Happy Tuesday, Quillers and Thrillers! If you are new to Quills and Thrills this week, you need to turn in your Ten Commandments of Digital Citizenship pledge and signed permission form before you can publish anything online on behalf of the … Continued

Quills and Thrills Week Fourteen

Happy Tuesday, Quillers and Thrillers! If you are new to Quills and Thrills this week, you need to turn in your Ten Commandments of Digital Citizenship pledge and signed permission form before you can publish anything online on behalf of … Continued

Quills and Thrills Week Twelve

Happy Tuesday, Quillers and Thrillers! If you are new to Quills and Thrills this week, you need to turn in your Ten Commandments of Digital Citizenship pledge and signed permission form before you can publish anything online on behalf of … Continued

Quills and Thrills: Writing Prompt Week Eleven

Happy Tuesday, Quillers and Thrillers! If you are new to Quills and Thrills this week, you need to turn in your Ten Commandments of Digital Citizenship pledge and signed permission form before you can publish anything online on behalf of … Continued

Quills and Thrills: Figurative Language Throw Down Week Eleven

Hello, QTs! Your challenge for this week is below. Be sure to tweet your response using #QuillsandThrillsFLTD. Like or retweet your favorite submission(s) to vote! But remember, it is tacky to like your own posts on social media, so do not … Continued

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