Stock Market Game

Integrated Social Studies requires students to complete a unit on economics.  I wanted to find a new way to teach economic concepts in a fun, more engaging way.  When I received an email about the Stock Market Game, I jumped at the opportunity to get on board.  The Stock Market Game is a nationwide competition […]

Utilizing Quizlet Live in the Social Studies Classroom

I have always been a fan of Quizlet.  I encouraged my students to create study sets of vocabulary terms to practice before we took social studies assessments.  This did not always meet the need of every learner in my room, however, and I felt as though it was becoming a stagnant resource.  When we came […]

Breathitt County Schools Performance Event

Breathitt High School has recently added AP Computer Science Principles to it’s list of advanced placement courses students can choose to take for optional college credit upon successful completion. Through AdvanceKY, teachers receive quarterly training to provide students with this exceptional opportunity within the security of their high school classrooms. Above, the AP CSP class […]

Highland Turner Elementary Literacy Night

Highland Turner Elementary is focusing on using community partners and parents to drive literacy.  The event occurs each quarter to ensure that all stakeholders are involved with continuing literacy activities after school.   Community partners from the Public Library, UNITE, district literacy contact, and  local church organizations attended the event and provided stations that focused on […]

Assessing with Nearpod

Assessing with Nearpod An all in one program that I have implemented into my classroom this year is Nearpod. Nearpod allows teachers to create engaging learning experiences by providing interactive presentations, collaboration, and real-time assessment tools into one integrated toolbox. I use Nearpod to create a presentation on the Math concept that I am teaching […]

ACT Assessment Coaching Stories

Jigsaw (11/26/18) Students in the AP Literature class have been reading the novel 1984 by George Orwell. As part of that reading (they have one section left until the book is finished), they have been making connections to today’s world. In this lesson, students participated in a jigsaw activity. There were six article links attached […]

Using the “Gallery Walk” as Formative Assessments

Collaborative Learning Many students feel the subjects we teach can be boring. When students are presented with all the materials and objectives for a unit, they can be overwhelmed. To formatively assess students, Teachers at MCHS will sometimes use a gallery walk.  The gallery walk allows students to be up and out of their chairs […]

Formative Assessment Strategies

Impact of Instant Feedback As a 10th and 11th grade English Teacher, one thing throughout my brief four years that has become apparent is that students have become accustomed to receiving information immediately.  These students have been raised in an era of instant gratification, thanks to technology. During the last year or so, I have […]