Interviewing for a new English teaching position can be equal parts scary and exciting. In this blog post, I go over how I prepare for interviews.
Philosophical chairs are an activity that gets students to take a stance on a blanket statement and try to convince their peers to move to their side. For example, a topic might be “Water is wet” and students must decide if yes, water is wet, or no, water is not wet. They use argumentation and reasoning skills to sway their peers.
Wondering how to teach This Is My America by Kim Johnson? This article goes over some engaging strategies to get students analyzing this novel on social justice and the judicial system.
Read this before you add This Is My America to your classroom library. What’s it about? This Is My America…
These activities are reflective and fun. Students get to demonstrate their creativity in these end of year activities with things like comics and collages, while looking back at their year. As teachers, we know how important it is to reflect on lessons, classroom management, and the year overall. And it is important to impart this skill on students as well.
My first year as a teacher I was given that devastating news: I was going to be a floating teacher….