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Classroom Blogs and Wikis

This school year, I have created a classroom blog for my Advisory, Social Studies, and Science classes. I am in hopes it will be the consistent force within our days as we go up against varying schedules of online and in classroom learning. It will provide support information for the assignments that we complete as well as house our expectations, etiquettes, and procedures for the class.

Article of the Week

#BestFirstWeekEver published on the blog Musings from the Middle School. Jenna Smith shares about her first week back to school for the 2016-17 year. According to the article they had a successful week and she highlights a few things that they completed: Teaching Growth Mindset with the Paper Challenge, Icebreaker’s that Rock, Numbering Notebooks, Article of … Continue reading Article of the Week

Relationship Building Journals

I recently read the article, How Dialogue Journals Build Teacher Student Relationships, published on the blog Cult of Pedagogy. Blog founder, Jennifer Gonzalez interviews Liz Galarza, a middle school writing teacher in New York, who uses dialogue journals to build relationships with her students. A dialogue journal is a simple spiral or composition notebook that … Continue reading Relationship Building Journals