This semester I took a course called The Politics & Creativity of Being & Becoming (CI 5368) with Dr. Susan Waite at Texas State University. One key component of this course was to complete an inquiry project.
NaNoWriMo’s Young Writers Program (Author Toolbox)
The Young Writers Program (or YWP) is a way for NaNoWriMo to be accessible for participants 17 and younger (18 only if they're still in high school). Writing 50,000 words would be near impossible for young writers, so YWP allows them to choose their own writing goal.
A Treasure Map of Ideas (Author Toolbox)
You may or may not have heard about mind maps for brainstorming ideas. However, I find coming up with those ideas to be considerably difficult sometimes, especially when it comes to teaching essays in class.
Gamification in the Classroom: Level 4 — Problem-Solving after the First Six Weeks
I won’t sugar-coat it… At first, my students were completely confused. That is 100% my fault because I gave them too much too soon.
Gamification in the Classroom: Level 3 — Game On
It's almost time to begin the school year! This will be a short post to show you what we're starting the first week of school! Find out more: Level 1: Getting Started Level 2: Incorporating the Standards Level 3: Game On Level 4: Problem-Solving after the First Six Weeks Launching I'm using Google Sites to [...]
Gamification in the Classroom: Level 2 — Incorporating the Standards
It's been a few weeks since I've updated you on my gamification progress. I'm happy to say, it's going well! In a way, I have "leveled up" by incorporating the standards for my class into my game. Since I'm in Texas, we use the TEKS (Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills). Why do this? Why not? [...]
Gamification in the Classroom: Level 1 — Getting Started
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Teacher Appreciation Week
Today is National Teacher Appreciation Day, part of National Teacher Appreciation Week, an annual celebration of teachers that has been observed since the 1980s. To celebrate, I would like to thank the teachers who have most impacted my life from elementary all the way up to those I work with now. If it wasn't for [...]