I am taking this great MOOC for Coaching Digital Learning from THE PLACE @ FRIDAY INSTITUTE.
I had to make a video to get other teachers interested in trying to implement the 4Cs (creativity, collaboration, communication, and critical thinking) into their classrooms. Here it is:
I looked at my blog the other day and couldn't believe that I haven't updated since July! The start to the year has been fabulous! My seventh graders are adorable and witty. They make me laugh every day. My eighth grade is a wonderful group to loop with. We are already having so much fun. So, how did I start my year?
#1 Yoga Balls!!!
I have been doing tons of research on sensory integration lately and realized that although I make room for movement breaks and try to plan hands on lessons, some of my kiddos need more. We tried a couple of yoga balls in the class and the next thing I know EVERY one of my kids wants to sit on one. I did a GoFund me and through the generosity of my amazing family, was able to buy a classroom set of balls and an air pump. I bought them at 5 Below for 5 bucks and the kids and I couldn't be happier!
I got a new couch too. I'm becoming quite the lounge!
#2 Over the summer I read this amazing book called learn Like a Pirate. It was …