Five Step Game Plan for Teaching the First Day of School: Middle and High School

Five step game plan for teaching the first day of school.The first day of school is the single best opportunity to lay a foundation for the rest of the year. For new teachers it may feel overwhelming – but it doesn’t have to be!

My first year, I was so nervous on my first day of school! To be honest, I still get nervous on the first day. But I have learned a lot, after making a lot of mistakes!

It is time to conquer the first day of school with these five bell-to-bell steps!

  • Set expectations before students enter the room – start in the hall
  • Use a seating chart
  • Assign something to do as soon as students come in
  • Give an Open Note Quiz on what they learn
  • Do a fun group activity!!

Continue reading “Five Step Game Plan for Teaching the First Day of School: Middle and High School”

How To Make Any Worksheet Into an Escape Room in the Classroom

Turn any worksheet into an escape room in the classroom.
Turn any worksheet into an escape room in the classroom.

Using an Escape Room in the classroom is a super fun way to engage your students in any topic. But you do not need to spend countless hours making one, nor do you need to buy locks and boxes.

It is easy to turn (almost) any worksheet into an Escape Room!

 

 

Continue reading “How To Make Any Worksheet Into an Escape Room in the Classroom”

Google Forms in the Classroom for Students to Turn in Digital Work

Your students have created amazing digital work, but how do they get it to use google forms to collect digital student workyou? Turning it in via email means you have to wade through all of your normal emails to find the ones your students sent.

If you are anything like me….you end up missing a few, and spending extra time hunting them down!

But no longer! Google Forms to the rescue again!

Continue reading “Google Forms in the Classroom for Students to Turn in Digital Work”

Blended Learning – Teach Your Students More in Less Time

Blended Learning is the answer to so many common challenges and frustrations for teachers. Blended Learning will transform the way you teach, and the way your students learn.  It will…

  • Increase student engagement
  • Help you differentiate like never before
  • Give you more class time
  • Allow ‘you’ to be with every student at one time – they can even take you home

And the best part? It is easy!

Continue reading “Blended Learning – Teach Your Students More in Less Time”