Today in class we watched a documentary about the Lewis and Clark expedition. Meriweather Lewis’ Newfoundland Dog Seaman pretty much had a starring role in it. He looked just like my Pilot. It was all I could do not to get a little weepy...
I created this Battle of Britain lesson using Nearpod. It's a great tool with tremendous potential, but it's definitely going to take some more experimentation for me to get the content/interaction/assessment balance right.
In addition to supporting student-led movements for change, I believe it's important that teachers do everything they can in the classroom to help young people become informed, active and engaged citizens.
Planning out my French Revolution unit for World History.
As school begins, the recent events in Charlottesville are sure to be on students minds. Teachers on Twitter have been sharing ideas and resources that can be used to help students understand what's been happening under the hashtag #charlottesvillecurriculum.
The 6 Levels of Bloom's Taxonomy, as demonstrated through various episodes of Seinfeld.
The future citizens that are our students must be given a "toolbox" of literacy techniques and taught when and how to apply them so that they can translate the 24-hour flood of information that they are exposed to into meaningful, actionable data and assert a greater level of control over their lives and society.