Hi all #worldgeochat folks, I found out through the amazing Matt Miller that you can curate (or archive) a Twitter chat pretty easily using Tweetdeck. This is my first attempt at this so hopefully I have everyone's input from our "Talking Assessments" chat from Tuesday, January 15th. To learn to curate your own tweets, checkout Matt … Continue reading
Wow!! This has been an amazing ride coming onboard as a #worldgeochat moderator. It has been crazy since I was asked to do this and now is the first time I get to take charge of a chat and not just guest moderate. Are you ready? This week we will be talking about formative and … Continue reading Talking Assessments
Hello #worldgeochat chatters! As we begin 2019, we wanted to let you know about some changes happening. We've been doing #worldgeochat since 2014, which is amazing to think about. I tried to calculate a number of worldgeochats over the past five years, but I honestly can't figure it out. My best guess is that there … Continue reading #worldgeochat 2019 – new beginnings
This past week, @NatGeoEducation hosted #worldgeochat with the topic, "Learning from Failure." There were so many great examples shared of projects gone wrong and how we persevere and get past initial failures. The conversation continued long after #worldgeochat ended, and a Tweet really resonated with me. https://twitter.com/MrKoz31/status/1057777158578454528 We need to get past the EduTwitter … Continue reading Sorry #EduTwitter, we need to acknowledge failure
Tonight, long time #worldgeochat friend, James Caudill, leads us through how we can use comics in geography. If you are like me, and know very little about this topic, here are a couple of resources to help you out! How bringing comics into the classroom made me love teaching again - from Tim Smyth via … Continue reading #worldgeochat Preview – Using Comics in Geography
I must start off by saying, I’m not a graphic novel reader. In the past year I’ve read (or listened to) close to 60 books, and only two have been graphic novels. It’s not that I don’t find them useful, they just aren’t my thing. One of the graphic novels I read was Illegal by … Continue reading Graphic Novels & Author Visits – a huge win for my students
It’s hard to believe that August 28 will start my fourth year as a full-time teacher! The small change this year? I now have “professional status,” which basically means I’m no longer considered a newbie at our school. Wahoo! A lot of sweat and tears (the good and the bad) have gone into my teaching … Continue reading 5 Goals for the New School Year
For some reason this summer was less busy than those in years past. I had more time for myself than ever and I spent a great deal of time on my back porch, with my sweet puppies, reading many, many books. This picture doesn't include those I listened to on Audible -- Or those … Continue reading My Summer Reading Was AWESOME!
As the 2018-19 school year kicks off, every teacher is faced with the same question: what should I do on the first day? Last year I did centers which worked relatively well. The only problem with that is we didn’t have any time as a class to be all together. So, this year, before we … Continue reading The picture book you need for Day 1
It’s August. Everywhere you look on education blogs or edu-Twitter, there are posts about going back to school. I know - I’ve written my fair share of them. Last year I wrote about using centers for the first day of school and this year I wrote about relationships mattering more than content. But as you … Continue reading How will you tell your students about YOU?