Less Gamification In the Classroom

August 30, 2022 Gamification has been a big thing in Education for several years, and why not? It's engaging to students, it doesn't feel like learning, and they can demonstrate their level of skills and reach mastery and application. All the things we look for in a classroom! But... One thing I have noticed is … Continue reading Less Gamification In the Classroom

Going Green in Your Classroom – Earth Day Inspired Ideas (I’ve used these!)

April 22, 2021 My favorite Earth Day meme I've been sharing for years on Social Media. No idea who gets photo credit, but they rock! This week, we will celebrate Earth Day, an annual event started in 1970 to inspire people to clean up our planet and make conscientious decisions in our everyday life. We … Continue reading Going Green in Your Classroom – Earth Day Inspired Ideas (I’ve used these!)

How You Start Your Year Matters

Sonya Barnes                      July 25, 2019 You never get a second chance to make a first impression, and that is especially true for teachers and how they run their first day, or first week, in their classrooms.  We have a ton of curriculum to do and, if we have been teaching for more than a … Continue reading How You Start Your Year Matters