In 2016, my whole life changed. We had a class in our school called Creative Musicianship, and the teacher was a like-minded educator who loved to take risks and was on board with anything that allowed students to express themselves.Read More Student Lead Projects and the Hamilton Mix-Tape
As a National Board Certified teacher, I am constantly reflecting on the Five Core Propositions, especially the second: Teachers Know the Subjects They Teach and How To Teach Those Subjects. As we moved through the last 3 months, this has been a focal point for me. If you are not aware, I do not have […]Read More Learning More About What You Teach and Who You are Teaching
I woke up this morning and didn’t really know what to do with myself. That’s been the six years of the morning after the AP test feeling. In our district, movies are not the preferred use of class time over 20 minutes. Here are a few ideas for how to spend the time after the […]Read More 3 Project Ideas For After the AP Exam
We are in unprecedented times. It’s uncertain. And many are wondering what we are going to do for the AP test. As someone who has a chronic illness, I think about MY extended absences a lot, and have safeguards built-in for days I need to be gone. We have one more week of our scheduled […]Read More Extended School Absences/Closures
Week 9, Days 38-42 What was covered this week: Day 38: Lecture on political socialization. Day 39: We took a multiple-choice AP practice exam as a marker for our more than halfway point. I used the exams on Albert.io, but there are a plethora of tests out there. Day 40/41: Students really needed to […]Read More Teaching AP Government in a Shortened Semester- Week Nine Practice Exams and SPRING BREAK!
This is a little later than usual, but it’s been a crazy week! Unit Four the bane of my existence, mostly because I don’t have a lot of resources and I’m usually burnt out at this point. Week 8, Days 33-37 What was covered this week: Day 33: We took a political ideology test, put […]Read More Teaching AP Government in a Shortened Semester- Week Eight- Polling, and Applied Civics Project