Learning is an act of continuous discovery. As a lead learner, my role is to guide students along the variable path of discovery every day. Teaching and learning along with students, I’m passionate about igniting an interest in the world and inspiring students to see themselves as lifelong learners.
"IT'S ALL ABOUT HISTORY" BULLETIN BOARD
We want engaged students. By connecting a student interest such as movies to history, I increased curiosity about the content we would study.
"WHAT'S YOUR GOAL" BULLETIN BOARD
Research supports written goals as a type of personal "contract" to keep goals in the mind and provide motivation to achieve. On an index card, students wrote their names and what they wanted to accomplish by the end of the quarter. They also listed actions of how they were going to achieve that goal. Periodically, I would check with students on their progress and action plan. Likewise, their peers also checked the board and asked classmates about their action plans and progress.
Classroom Management Philosophy
Digital Citizenship Philosophy