Happy Friday! I am back in Virginia Beach this week, and it is wonderful to be at home! Plus I get more time to be with family, be at the beach and read. I feel like I have finally had enough time to relax and spend some time with professional development to start to plan for my upcoming year. Also, I am so proud that my father-in-law contributed to the history on the Navy SEALs Memorial here at the beach. It has been a wonderful trip so far with family and friends. There have been a lot of great posts to get us back into the swing of things as well:
- Madame Shepard has an amazing series on her blog right now on how to design a thematic unit! Here is her first post, and be sure to check out all of the others as well.
- This post is full of tips for MovieTalk magic!
- I was so excited to see Sharon’s take on Goosechase. I plan on using some of her ideas when I teach Blanca Nieves this year!
- I haven’t used Poll Everywhere yet, but this post to use Poll Everywhere AND Choose your own adventure stories looks amazing.
Here are some more posts from back in the day:
- Last summer, I wrote a series on how to start teaching proficiency. Here is my interpretive post, my interpersonal post and my presentational post.
- An infographic on how to make learning stick
- Some tips for attending conferences as well as some ideas that I got from NTPRS. (I still love the soy yo activity!)
- An interpersonal writing activity with Google Forms
- Now that I have my own classroom again, I need to bring back my basketball game!