Bringing Reality Shows to Geography

Truth be told, I actually love the chaos that every now and then happens in my room. I love the rambunctiousness, the sound, the laughter, the engagement of structured chaos. And thanks to an amazing activity that I replicated from Jill Webs, a middle school teacher living in the heart of the United States, the … Continue reading Bringing Reality Shows to Geography

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“My expectation is…” the cure (at least for today) for my chatty class

In education there are good years, and there are less good years. For me, this is a year that has been moving in a positive direction, but still wouldn't be listed as a "good year." And that's ok. I'm not complaining about it, I'm dealing with it and focusing on the positives I see daily. … Continue reading “My expectation is…” the cure (at least for today) for my chatty class

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

Sorry #EduTwitter, we need to acknowledge failure

  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

Graphic Novels & Author Visits – a huge win for my students 

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