Flipped Classroom

I have been intrigued with the Flipped Classroom for a while. (The general idea is the reverse of the traditional learning environment: delivering instructional content like videos, primary source documents, reading assignments– outside of the¬†classroom. It moves activities, including those that may have traditionally been considered homework, like discussion questions, projects, and activities based on […]

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Flexible Seating: Year 3

What a difference a year makes! My group last year adapted to flexible seating after maybe two weeks. They all used the furniture appropriately and I never had any issues. Fast forward a year, and it’s mid-November and I’m pulling my hair out. My new group is extremely inquisitive, yet they are struggling with all […]

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Art Integration in Upper Elementary

My favorite subject in school was always art. This recent¬†Mind Shift article got me thinking about how I am using (or not using) art in my classroom. During my Sharing the Planet unit, I teach Native American regions, early European Explorers, and plant and animal classification. This interdisciplinary unit focuses on the central idea: Native […]

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