No Prep High School Vocabulary Activities

Direct vocabulary instruction was an instrumental part of my daily instruction. Used for homework, stations, and bell ringers, I intentionally taught students words and required that they use them on a regular basis. Here are two different schedules for instruction: Daily Instruction Block Scheduling Once the schedule is complete, the breakdown is as follows: Day … Continue reading No Prep High School Vocabulary Activities

Reason #1,145 Why Teachers Need to Require Students to Follow Directions

I can remember a conversation with a parent about a student losing points for not following directions. Her argument was that he worked really hard. My stance was that none of that mattered if he could not follow the directions. Fast forward 4 years and I stumble across an article about the New Jersey Institute … Continue reading Reason #1,145 Why Teachers Need to Require Students to Follow Directions

New Product Alert: Common Core Critical Thinking Task Cards

Task cards are a great way to break up the monotony of worksheets. In fact, depending on the set-up of the task cards, teachers can offer personalization and student choice all while using the same cards over and over. Product: Common Core Critical Thinking Task Cards What's Included - 47 Common Core Aligned Constructed Response … Continue reading New Product Alert: Common Core Critical Thinking Task Cards