SPQR @ GWMS

I’m teaching Social Studies again this year. Grade 8 Social Studies. My curriculum is…world history. Pretty much none of it is off the table. As a fan of history, this is great. I started the year by running a Classroom Story where students create and run their own city-states/islands. We learned about some of the terminologyContinue reading “SPQR @ GWMS”

Are You a Teacher? Then You Need a Teaching Philosophy

My simple definition of teaching is: organizing and fostering a learning environment. For a positive environment to function, it must have balance; making sure all parts work together in sync. The environment a teacher creates and fosters is at the discretion of their unique combination of personality, beliefs, skills and knowledge.  It can be difficult forContinue reading “Are You a Teacher? Then You Need a Teaching Philosophy”

Beginning Project-based Learning in the Classroom

What I Learned: PBL is about student choice, not the teacher’s. I can hear it already: *lonely clap* “Yeah, that’s the point man!” Now for me to elaborate on this groundbreaking material. First off, I’ve done considerable “planning” for this unit. As in: I’ve invested much time into the thought and production of ideas andContinue reading “Beginning Project-based Learning in the Classroom”