Engaging Final Exams

As a student, I was not too fond of multiple-choice final exams. It seemed that what I studied was never on the test, and the fact that it could change my grade up to 20% felt impossible. As a teacher, I hated the district-mandated final exams. I hated meeting to create them, fighting over what […]

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Polling Two Pager

It is close to the end of the third quarter for us. Kids are exhausted. We just finished up our Participatory Budgeting project, which was amazing. We got 84% of our school to vote on the initiatives and the margin was only 20 votes. This is something our district is sponsoring. It took a whole […]

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Teaching AP Government in a Shortened Semester- Week Three: Congress and Impeachment

Week 3, Days 10-13 What was covered this week: Day 10- How the Senate Impeachment Trial Will Work and a discussion on the process. It’s so weird that my senior year of high school was when the Clinton impeachment and now I’m teaching it to seniors. Days 11/12 (Block Day) Congress Lecture and Budget Reader. […]

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