What to Do on Lame Duck School Days | Cult of Pedagogy
Technically we’re still in school, but because it’s right before vacation, the end of the school year is near, or we’re in the middle of standardized testing, those class hours don’t have the same instructional potential as your average school day. On these Lame Duck days, it’s hard to figure out what we can do to still provide valuable learning experiences for our students. #CultofPedagogy
5 Summer Secretsfor a Stress-Free Fall
Angela Watson’s 7 part video series shares practical time-saving strategies and simple mindset shifts. Complete the series in just under an hour. Includes printable resources. #CultofPedagogyPin
What Should Your Teacher Book Club Read?
Start by figuring out what your goals are. You might try my Gut-Level Teacher Reflection exercise to pinpoint your most pressing needs. (FREE Download on my TPT Store) #CultofPedagogy
Should You Switch Grade Levels?
Help this teacher decide whether to make the switch. What are the pros and cons of teaching in elementary vs. secondary? #CultofPedagogy
The "How's It Going?" Form: Elementary Level
Student feedback is arguably the MOST important feedback you can get as a teacher. This simple form gives you a printable PDF for gathering that feedback. Includes the original PowerPoint so you can edit it for your own specific needs. ELEMENTARY version appropriate for grades K-6. #CultofPedagogy
The Gut-Level Teacher Reflection
This printable worksheet will help you mentally experience your physical classroom, your relationships with colleagues and students, and the quality of your professional development to identify key areas that are causing anxiety and concern, then set specific goals for improvement in areas YOU have identified as priorities. #CultofPedagogy
The "How's It Going?" Form: Secondary/College Level
Student feedback is the MOST important feedback you can get as a teacher. This simple form gives you a printable PDF to gather that feedback. Includes the original PowerPoint so you can edit it for your own specific needs. SECONDARY/COLLEGE version for grades 7-12 and beyond. #CultofPedagogy
The Balance: The Home Stretch
Teachers are in the home stretch! Summer is almost here. Focus on the tangible things teachers can do in these final weeks to provide students with closure, collect feedback, and embrace a fun routine that will keep them learning this summer.
Ending the school year virtually + crisis classroom closeout tips
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End of the Year Activities and Resources for the Middle School and High School Classroom
Engaging teaching strategies and learning resources for middle school ELA and high school English students.
105 EDITABLE End-of-Year Superlatives that Recognize ALL of Your Students' Unique Personalities
This blog post shares⭐105 EDITABLE Student Superlatives!!!⭐ These unique superlatives/awards are sure to address all of your students’ individual personalities. Send them DIGITALLY this year since we're doing distance learning.This resource includes the PDF and PowerPoint version so that you can add text boxes, type each student’s name, the teacher’s name, etc.
Addendum: Making End-of-Year Surveys More Useful by Listing Specific Assignments - Dave Stuart Jr.
An end-of-year survey question that makes student responses more reliable: "Which assignments helped you most?” This simple but powerful question forces students to evaluate their effort. #DaveStuartJr
Creating an Engaging Summer English Project - 2 Peas and a Dog
Ditch boring summer English assignments and projects. Find out how to create engaging summer English projects from 2 Peas and a Dog. #summerprojects #middleschool #highschool #lessonplans
Ending the Year with Memoir Writing. The Why and How – Even in Distance Learning. — Teach BeTween th
This blog post will share the many reasons why I chose to end the year with memoir writing. This is true even within a distance learning situation. #memoirwriitng #endofyearideas #endofyearlessons
An End-of-Year Survey for Measuring the Five Key Beliefs - Dave Stuart Jr.
How can we check whether or not our students are actually believing these 5 things? How do we measure motivation now, at the end of the school year? How might such data inform productive reflection this summer? #DaveStuartJr