For the first time this year, I decided to meet with my co-planning team and together we created our first Kahoot! to use during instruction. The students and teachers were able to engage in learning, self-check, and monitor progress. My students really enjoyed the activity and I loved that I was able to get immediate feedback about my students progress, strengths, and weaknesses. I look forward to continuing to explore and use Kahoot! in my classroom.
Posted on May 21, 2015 at 9:30pm
At our last department meeting, Jen Farmer introduced the idea of anchor charts in the classroom. Basically this strategy is encouraging the use of purposeful posters. Posters should not be used to decorate your room, but rather to enhance your instruction. I have used anchor charts in the past, but after each unit I have removed them from my wall and replaced them with information for the next unit. After this training, I realize that the importance of the anchor charts does not change…Continue
Posted on May 21, 2015 at 9:22pm
This week, our school had visitors from a school district in Houston Texas. The visitors were learning about the implementation of UDL principles and gaining information from experienced teachers. I had an opportunity to debrief with the group during lunch and they were so welcoming to ideas and ways that we have made UDL work for us. We all started at different points in our teaching careers that it really helps to show that it doesn't matter where you are in your teaching career - this is…Continue
Posted on May 21, 2015 at 9:06pm
I read this article about the flipped classroom and somersaulting the classroom in order to get more ideas for maximize instruction time. Next year I will be taking on the responsibility of math department chair. During this time, I would like to try to incorporate the flipped classroom and/or…Continue
Posted on May 21, 2015 at 8:56pm