Time to PLAY: Incorporating Theater Into My Classroom

In my last blog post I shared an example of an activity that I used to help students learn information or practice important skill sets. We had been playing a number of similar games for 2 weeks so this past week I reduced the number of interactive games and shifted our focus to reading. Just …

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First Day of Reading Comprehension Games

A few weeks ago I had my first Formal Observation, which is when the Principal sits in on an entire class period and completes an evaluation. Evaluations done by administrators use an evaluation system called Marzano that calculates whether you are 1) Beginning 2)Developing 3)Effective or 4)Highly Effective. Most first year teachers start off in …

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Help Uplift And Engage My Students

My name is Iris Nevins and I am looking for financial support from willing donors so that I can uplift and develop students in my 8th grade U.S. History Class. Before I explain exactly what resources I would like to purchase and the reasoning behind them, I would like to preface with a little summary …

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