As a teacher, finding new and engaging ways to teach history can be a challenge. Fortunately, a podcast series aimed at kids in grades 2-5 has just been released, and it revolves around a fascinating figure in art history: Vincent Van Gogh. I created these podcast stories that your students can listen to along with […]
We should celebrate Black History Month every month, but February offers us the chance to focus on this important part of our history. Using children’s picture books is one great way to bring understanding and appreciation for the culture and history of African Americans. Here are eight inspiring books about African American history that you can use with your students during Black History Month.
As teachers, it’s important to ensure our students are able to think critically and deeply about the topics they are learning. One classroom protocol that helps with this is the “3 Whys” from Project Zero.
At this point, you have probably heard about the AI (artificial intelligence) apps and platforms that allow you to complete almost ANY task. I think the question that most educational leaders, teachers, and even students have right now is how this is going to impact teaching and learning. Let’s dive deeper into this topic…
Teaching before Halloween can be rough, but here are 5 projects that will make your week before October 31st just a little easier for you and your students.
We have all heard of brainstorming, but have you ever heard of brainwriting? In my most recent grad class, Facilitating Creative Problem Solving, I learned a thousands different ways to get both adult and student brains working, thinking creatively, and warmed up for the lessons or work to come. Brainwriting was one of my absolute […]
Teach students about Ukraine and its geography, history, people, and culture through articles and primary source documents. Find ideas for grades 3-5.
Underwater farming is such a fun topic to discus with students. The impacts that it has on our environment, the new developments in technology, and how this will help change the world by using new spaces to farm! I made a pack of resources to help students understand underwater farming. I included a non-fiction text […]
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Math, reading, writing, science, social studies. How do you fit it all in? And, as I write this, we are living in a global pandemic where so many teachers are not even teaching students every single day in the classroom. I have seen this play out over the last 15 years in education…there are new […]