Engaging Your Students in Learning about Forms of Energy

Teaching your students about forms of energy

When I first started teaching, I would often get overwhelmed at the idea of teaching an entire unit. Where do you start? It can be a huge task that honestly does take time (years) to master. Even at the point that I am at in my career, I continue to tweak my lessons and how I approach my units and I think this is a good thing. Always reflecting, updating and making those tweaks is what keeps you current in the classroom and have a pulse on the needs of your students. Below, I outline how I teach a unit on energy. Whether you are brand new to teaching it or just looking for some new ideas, I hope that this information helps you. Let me know in the comments below!


5 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day with Older Students

Five ways to celebrate earth day with older students

Our planet is something that we often take for granted. Many of us are reminded to take care of it when the weather becomes warmer and Mother Nature allows us to come outside and enjoy everything our Earth has to offer. April 22 is when we celebrate our delicate planet. Here are some ideas for you to use to celebrate this holiday. Remember that even though Earth Day is April 22, that doesn’t mean that you can’t start any of these ideas right now. 

How to Teach a Novel Study Unit on A Long Walk to Water

How to Teach a Novel Study for A Long Walk to Water


         The novel, A Long Walk to Water, is a grade-level novel in my middle school. Even though I teach struggling readers, I feel it is important that they are exposed to this heartwarming story of perseverance and hope.

Celebrate Digital Learning Day by Using Quizizz in Your Classroom

Celebrate digital learning day with tips, tricks and content from your favorite technology teachers


Have you heard of Digital Learning Day? Each year in February, we celebrate all things that we are doing in the classroom that brings new technology into our students’ lives to help improve outcomes in the classroom.

Making the Periodic Table of Elements FUN for Your Students


Just hearing the words, periodic table of elements, kinda makes me want to take a nap. Do you feel the same way? It took me a little bit of time but now when I hear these words, I think of how much fun you can have with the periodic table, who knew?If you are wondering how you can have the same feelings I do about the periodic table, read below to see how I teach this unit. 

How to Effectively Use Flipbooks in Your Classroom


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Flipbooks are something that I really enjoy using in my secondary classroom. I have created different kinds of flipbooks across grade levels and subject areas for a variety of different tasks. Have you tried using flipbooks in your classroom? I am going to give you three reasons why you need to try this in your classroom right away. 

Three Ways to Pump Up Your Review

Ways to engage and motivate your students with review


Sick and tired of the review activities you use with your students? Reviewing before a test can sometimes bore students (and teachers). They might be sick of hearing the same information over and over and over again. I used to do the same exact review with my students until I realized if I was bored with it, they probably were too. I then looked into different ways to switch it up.

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