Digging in.. .PBL Style

I’ve finished the first big unit of the school year: Chemistry.  Time for a really cool project break.  I am a big advocate for STEM education (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) and am always looking for new ways to embed engineering in particular into my lessons.  Its time to build something. Last year while I…

Blended Learning Infographic

I found this quite informative, hope you do also! (I should learn to make infographics… mmmm) To see a copy that can be read by people with bad eyes (like me) click the image. Thanks Knewton! Created by Knewton and Column Five Media

Doing it differently…

I’m a community team leader now, looking at the hows, whys, and whens of daily life in the classroom from a bigger window.  As a science teacher, my focus has always been to create a classroom environment where students want to come because its a comfortable, safe place, where if they apply themselves, they leave…

#Socktober Roundup

Just so you know, the challenge to collect 1000 pairs of socks by the students and staff of our school was accepted and not quite met. We did collect 984 pairs of socks though!  Shout out to my community team member, D. Silvas, whose class won the Middle School Challenge with 154 pairs of socks!…

Engagement, Passion, Learning

I got up and participated in #satchat this morning. 6:30am CST on a Saturday must mean I wanted to be there, huh?  Glad I was, the discussion on student engagement was empowering. the first question focused us just right: What does it mean to engage students in learning? What DOES it mean? My thoughts? #satchat…