5 Great Websites for Teaching Digital Citizenship

Below is a list of websites that I use with my students in order to teach digital citizenship. Net Smart Workshop has a variety of resources that teachers can download to educate students regarding basic Internet safety. The site has… Continue Reading

NWEA Fusion 2015 Conference – RIT 101

I had the pleasure of attending the Fusion 2015 Conference in Chicago, IL on July 7th – 9th. The conference increased my understanding of the data that MAP testing yield. My most informative session was led by Dr. Nate Jensen,… Continue Reading

STEM Career Day

On June 15, 2015, Earle STEM Academy will host STEM Career Day. I selected three group leaders to design an investigation of a STEM career. They chose to research: Civil Engineer, Web Developer, and Microbiologist. The leader of each group… Continue Reading

NWEA Resources

Although I provide quality instruction (tooting my own horn … lol), I like to provide my students with multiple resources to prepare them for the NWEA. I think it is important to show them the continuum of learning for each… Continue Reading

Week in Review

I like for students to be able to see how everything we do within a week is connecting together. All too often, students assume they are just completing activities with no purpose or common cause. So, I created a weekly… Continue Reading

Current Events

Now that I am teaching Social Studies (or Social Science as CPS calls it), I feel that it is only appropriate for a middle schooler to be able to summarize and analyze a current event. So, I developed a worksheet… Continue Reading

Education Defined

Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.   -Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.