Stormy Seas: Stories of Young Boat Refugees – Book Review & how to use it in your class

Stormy Seas: Stories of Young Boat Refugees - Mary Beth Leatherdale & Eleanor Shakespeare 2017 - Annick Press 56 pages 5/5 Gold Stars I don't care what grade level you teach, students love picture books. There is something funny and sweet about 7th graders sitting on the floor listening to their teacher read a picture … Continue reading Stormy Seas: Stories of Young Boat Refugees – Book Review & how to use it in your class

Hugh Masekela & his role in my classroom

As I did my normal Twitter scroll this morning, I came across a tweet that saddened me. https://twitter.com/JasonReynolds83/status/955792957298434050 I first found Hugh Masekela in 1987 while watching Paul Simon's Graceland concert special on HBO. My mom had the Graceland cassette tape (it would be another 4 years before the Heffernans had a CD player) and I … Continue reading Hugh Masekela & his role in my classroom

A #worldgeochat Quick Hit – Teaching CER without grading

We've just begun our population inquiry and our first supporting question deals with the vocabulary students need to know. We started off defining 10 terms in student friendly language. Then the class chose three countries  and completed this chart using the CIA World Factbook to find the data. My class chose Iceland, Netherlands, and every … Continue reading A #worldgeochat Quick Hit – Teaching CER without grading