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

5 Goals for the New School Year

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

Preview Post — Gamification on Tuesday, 9PM EST

The Super Bowl, the Olympics and gamification… OH MY! This week in the #worldgeochat community is wicked exciting, as we will be exploring how to incorporate games within the classroom! Guest moderator Christian Conrad (@mrconrad_lhs), will be taking us on a journey as we discuss one of the hottest topics of student engagement: gamification! Here … Continue reading Preview Post — Gamification on Tuesday, 9PM EST

#WorldGeoChat Preview – Travel Experiences with Students

Wouldn't it be just absolutely wonderful if we as educators could magically snap our fingers and BOOM! We're in the middle of the Amazon researching deforestation and its effects. Or BOOM! We're witnessing Easter Sunday in Vatican City. Or BOOM! We're learning about the Great Wall of China as we're walking down the endless miles … Continue reading #WorldGeoChat Preview – Travel Experiences with Students

Preview Post – Inquiry Leads to Action with @NatGeoEducation

We at #worldgeochat always enjoy when we have guest moderators. As Pete noted in his review post on Wednesday, “it gives us a chance to step back and really dig into the Twitter feed and engage with all the awesomeness that transpires.” Last week, we had @NewsELA join us. This week, we’ve got @NatGeoEducation! To … Continue reading Preview Post – Inquiry Leads to Action with @NatGeoEducation

In a World of My Own (And What I’m Doing About It)

We as teachers are always looking for the most interactive, engaging, and exciting classrooms. We have learned to “teach like pirates” and to bring our passions in the classroom. We are inundated with all these amazing technological tools that will help to enhance our subjects. With world geography, our content is constantly changing what with … Continue reading In a World of My Own (And What I’m Doing About It)