If I'm being honest, I'm equal parts filled with embarrassment (this song was my JAM!) and truly sweet nostalgia. Sometimes it's hard to remember what it felt like to be in high school. This song and music video bring me back to that ultra vulnerable moment when we were all desperately trying to hold on to our high school days and pretend like we weren't shi*%ing our pants thinking about college (or lack of college plans!).
If you want to make this year special for your seniors, I've rounded up some great ideas, products, and projects that just might do the trick. Let us know in the comments below what YOUR favorite Senior Sendoff idea is!
Have you ever done a Google search for "poetry ideas" to teach in your high school English classroom? Let me spoil those search results for you - THEY'RE LAME! Poetry, especially at the high school level, it too important to be treated as a coloring activity, or worse, ignored completely.
If you love poetry, and you're a little bit competitive (like me!) then I have just the challenge for you! How about jumping on the #30poems30days Challenge!
This year in creative writing, I've decided that I want my students to have access to as many different styles of poetry as possible. That's why I've narrowed down my 30 favorite types of poems to teach - and I'm going to teach them all in just 30 days!
Right about now, everyone's turned to the "leggings only" mentality: not only have we decided to stop putting together Instagram-worthy outfits and Pinterest-perfect lessons and procedures, but we're starting to cut corners and cover them all up with a nice, flowy dress.
Assessment is a critical component to quality teaching and learning, but often we only talk about it in the most high-stakes terms. If you're new to formative assessment or if you've been adding tools to your arsenal all along, I think you'll find that "Odd One Out" could be a great addition to your classroom. Take a look at what we shared this week on Periscope as part of the Back to School: Secondary Scope Series.
Our world is broken, hurting, and desperate for healing. So where does that leave us, the secondary educator? How can we, or should we, attempt to address the pain that is so palpable in our world with our students?