Print and Go Math Bundle

Do you need help providing math practice specific to students’ needs according to the Learning Continuum? This bundle provides students with a daily dose of Operations & Algebraic Thinking,  Real & Complex Number Systems, Geometry, and Statistics & Probability problems… 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

Perfect Attendance

My homeroom had perfect attendance for the week! Posted by Crystal from WordPress for Android

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

Genius Hour

In October, I read an article Kids pursue passions during ‘genius hour’ at Centennial Arts Academy. I meant to blog about it, but never did. At my school, which is a STEM school, we have an hour of intervention. This… Continue Reading

Retake Test Contract

I have a confession … my students haven’t been performing well on tests. It’s the beginning of the school year and the coursework will not get any easier. So, what am I to do? I have to allow students to… 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

Vocabulary Development

The Frayer Model has been used on cards for years by teachers to help develop students’ vocabulary. I have found that students have a hard time keeping up with the cards, so I developed a Frayer Word Chart. My students… 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