mixedupdays:

Today I started a “help wanted” board for occasional jobs that can be done after finishing morning work, and the kids made their superhero avatars! Some kids made up their own heroes (I have a Bookwoman, a Power Princess, and a Zap Guy, to name a few), some patterned their hero after existing comic book heroes. We are on our way!

Steal this project (because I stole it too):

girlwithalessonplan:

The freshmen teachers are doing a “world’s fair” project in which each kid picks a country to research and present to the class using digital media and “cultural flair” (art, food, costume, dance).  They wrote directly to countries’ embassies and consulates listed on the Secretary of State’s website asking for information—maps, booklets, brochures…anything.  We went over business letter format and each kid wrote a letter personally requesting the info.

I had my speech students jump in on this too, and within a week of mailing their letters, kids were getting massive envelopes of information back (Finland was very generous).  It was really cool to see what they were getting—they were legitimately jazzed.  Here a couple weeks, hopefully all/most of the kids will have the information they need from their embassies and they’ll craft presentations from the information they received. 

  • Things ive learned from watching game of thrones: do not attend weddings

neonxwhales:

mediclopedia:

Some of the ways our organs communicate with each other… This is scientifically correct.

(via goodmorningteachera)

pencilblots:

So I do this thing at my school, where when a kid gives a very thoughtful answer, or an answer that I did not think about, I stop the class, and we give them golf claps. I did it one day, spontaneously, and it stuck.
These bumper stickers are going to be end-of-the-year gifts for two students that I thought gave really insightful answers. They will be my Golf Claps Champions for this year. And it will be good. I should probably take pictures of them with their stickers and have a hall of fame.

pencilblots:

So I do this thing at my school, where when a kid gives a very thoughtful answer, or an answer that I did not think about, I stop the class, and we give them golf claps. I did it one day, spontaneously, and it stuck.

These bumper stickers are going to be end-of-the-year gifts for two students that I thought gave really insightful answers. They will be my Golf Claps Champions for this year. And it will be good. I should probably take pictures of them with their stickers and have a hall of fame.