HereSince the eclipse, I've felt lost.
Luckily, this year I have an astounding group of students. It's just been an amazing group and I feel super fortunate to know most of these kids as human beings. This in part with a third year of curriculum experience is making this year more exciting for me as a teacher.
Last year I was astounded about how the kids had trouble verifying sources. So this year, I read a few articles about the phenomena, cruised through a couple of lesson plans scavenging the parts I could use as I read.
This week, I put that research and work into action. This is a fully blended unit and I'm super chuffed about it. So much so that I emailed the three English teachers at the other middle schools and sent them everything I have.
In Schoology, it was so easy to set up the folders and create a completely digital workflow. And as an added bonus, I can share the complete lesson (with all the created assignments pre-done in Schoology) to my cohort.
It truly is an amazing time to be a teacher.
Now I'm off to write the unit for next week that uses robots to teach English transition phrases for expository writing. That one should be fun as well. I'll be sure to share it out once it is written.
Oh, and the Robotics Club turn out was a great success! Here's some pics from the morning.
I'm an 8th grade English teacher in Bellevue, Nebraska, and I'm excited about technology in the classroom.