I’m just going to say it. It is unrealistic and unnecessary to assign full essays in an online environment. You do not need that stress of grading, and it may not be the best way for students to learn. I stopped assigning full essays in my classroom 3 years ago. I always told students, we […]Read More Rethinking Writing Assignments in an Online Classroom Environment
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
Things are hard lately, but I’ve seen so much light. I pulled an Affirmator card today ( I read it in my stories on Instagram @teachingapgovernment!) and realized that I need to keep the flow going. Others may be doing this, but I need to keep it going. I love to write, and as an […]Read More Writing Argumentative Thesis Statements: Elementary and Secondary
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 5, Days 19-23 What was covered this week: Day 19- Discussion of the Iowa Caucus and beginning Supreme Revenge. Supreme Revenge: this is an excellent look at the Senate’s role in confirmation hearings and how it’s changed since Robert Bork. *Warning- this does look at Anita Hill’s testimony as well as Dr. Blasey-Ford. It […]Read More Teaching AP Government in a Shortened Semester- Week Five, Iowa, SOTU, and the end of the impeachment trial.