It’s hard to believe that we’re wrapping up 2020. As much as I would love to bash 2020, I have a lot to be thankful for and I am a glass-half-full person! Due to the pandemic, I am so thankful for all the family time we got. We ate every meal together, had more zooms than "normal" in-person … [Read more...] about How the Pandemic changed my teaching?
I am a huge believer in the power of Socrative for review games and assessment in the classroom, but have you tried Gimkit? I learned about it at NCSS and instantly fell in love with it! Gimkit can be used in any classroom to introduce or review concepts; it's like a mashup of Kahoot! and Quizlet … [Read more...] about Gimkit is more addicting than drugs!
This is a wonderful collection of resources shared from the National Social Studies Convention, December 5th-6th, 2020. I hope you take and use a resource or two with your class! Click here to check out the list of amazing social studies resources! … [Read more...] about NCSS Resource Smackdown!
Teaching through a normal school year is exhausting. Teaching through a school year impacted by COVID-19 is exhausting on a whole different level. Between lesson planning, grading, lesson delivery, paperwork, and data collection, the to-do list of a teacher is never-ending. Now, add in … [Read more...] about Teacher Self-Care During a Pandemic
As the Presidential election quickly approaches, the reminder to vote is everywhere and a very important part of our civic duty. As secondary students, your students probably aren’t old enough to vote yet, but it is so important to instill a desire and duty to vote while teaching them how to become … [Read more...] about The Importance of Voting
Whenever government structures are involved in lessons, students may become confused. There is so much information to cover, which will present many unfamiliar terms. When students are focused on the United States, they not only have to learn about their local government but also the state and the … [Read more...] about Teaching Students to be Critical of Federalism