You have a boring novel unit, now what? Connect a movie to it! Luckily for you, I’m going to save you the blood sweat, and hangovers, and give you my process. I know. I’m awesome.
Sometimes we need to see what other teachers have been through–their trials, failures, and successes–to better understand how we can improve our practice. Here I share some of my classroom experiences.
I think a lot of high school teachers figure that independent reading isn’t necessary for older students, is too “baby-ish”, or is a waste of time among a jam-packed curriculum. This blog post isn’t to explain my rationale for independent reading with high school students. Rather, I want to share what it looks like in my classroom.
My Creative Writing class has become my favorite class of the day--something that completely shocks me. Here is why you, too, should consider overcoming any fears or hesitance, and jump right in to teaching a creative writing class of your very own.
We get so caught up in a curriculum, paperwork, standards, and observations that we often lose the magic of literature; The Hate U Give brought it back to my class.
I spent soooo long prepping materials for my The Hate U Give unit, that I almost don't know what to do with myself now that I'm actually teaching it! The first week of the unit, I was anxious every class period: what are my students thinking?…
You guys, I have never been so fired up to teach anything in my life.