Creative Reflection Technique: Everyone Wins When Students Map their Learning | Reading and Writing
Creative reflection activity for the end of the school year! Students map their learning by creating personalized, detailed concept maps that capitalize on brain-based connections #EndofYearActivities #MiddleSchool #HighSchool
10 Ideas for a Fun, Reflective End of the Year Activity — Mud and Ink Teaching
Don’t let the end of the school year pass you by without putting a meaningful, purposeful end to the time you’ve had with your students. Here are 10 ideas you can implement today!
Legacy Projects – Ideas that Keep on Giving
The end of the year is approaching fast, you’ve already taught the entire curriculum, and you’re looking for something fun to fill those last few days. Have your students do a legacy project!
Should You Switch Grade Levels? | Cult of Pedagogy
Help this teacher decide whether to make the switch. What are the pros and cons of teaching in elementary vs. secondary? CultofPedagogy.com
What to Do on Lame Duck School Days | Cult of Pedagogy
Technically we’re still in school, but because it’s right before vacation, the end of the school year is near, or we’re in the middle of standardized testing, those class hours don’t have the same instructional potential as your average school day. On these Lame Duck days, it’s hard to figure out what we can do to still provide valuable learning experiences for our students. #CultofPedagogy
5 Summer Secretsfor a Stress-Free Fall
Angela Watson’s 7 part video series shares practical time-saving strategies and simple mindset shifts. Complete the series in just under an hour. Includes printable resources. #CultofPedagogyPin
What Should Your Teacher Book Club Read?
Start by figuring out what your goals are. You might try my Gut-Level Teacher Reflection exercise to pinpoint your most pressing needs. (FREE Download on my TPT Store) #CultofPedagogy
Should You Switch Grade Levels?
Help this teacher decide whether to make the switch. What are the pros and cons of teaching in elementary vs. secondary? #CultofPedagogy
The "How's It Going?" Form: Elementary Level
Student feedback is arguably the MOST important feedback you can get as a teacher. This simple form gives you a printable PDF for gathering that feedback. Includes the original PowerPoint so you can edit it for your own specific needs. ELEMENTARY version appropriate for grades K-6. #CultofPedagogy
The Gut-Level Teacher Reflection
This printable worksheet will help you mentally experience your physical classroom, your relationships with colleagues and students, and the quality of your professional development to identify key areas that are causing anxiety and concern, then set specific goals for improvement in areas YOU have identified as priorities. #CultofPedagogy
The "How's It Going?" Form: Secondary/College Level
Student feedback is the MOST important feedback you can get as a teacher. This simple form gives you a printable PDF to gather that feedback. Includes the original PowerPoint so you can edit it for your own specific needs. SECONDARY/COLLEGE version for grades 7-12 and beyond. #CultofPedagogy
The Balance: The Home Stretch
Teachers are in the home stretch! Summer is almost here. Focus on the tangible things teachers can do in these final weeks to provide students with closure, collect feedback, and embrace a fun routine that will keep them learning this summer.
Ending the school year virtually + crisis classroom closeout tips
I want to share some thoughts about closing out your school year virtually, for those whose schools aren’t reopening this spring. I’ll give you some virtual end-of-year activities to create closure for the year even when you can’t be face-to-face with your students. And, we’ll briefly cover the classroom closeout process. If you’re being given …