Using Personal Progress Checks in AP Classroom

This blog post walks you through using AP Classroom to help improve your students' scores through Personal Progress Checks.

Drama Circles: One Awesome Solution to the Post-Exam Slump

One of the most common questions I see before the AP®* Lit exam is not about test prep, but about what teachers should do with their students on the exam days are over. It is more than a valid question. For months, a good AP® teacher cultivates an environment of exploration and rigorous learning. To… Continue reading Drama Circles: One Awesome Solution to the Post-Exam Slump

Flexible vs. Assigned Seating in the High School Classroom

If you're like me and you are on Instagram or Twitter, the most buzzed about educational topic this summer seems to be flexible seating. And while it may be a movement more common among teachers of younger learners, there is still a lot of merit in using flexible seating in a high school classroom. However,… Continue reading Flexible vs. Assigned Seating in the High School Classroom

Why I’m Obsessed with Guided Reading Notes

A few years ago, back in the first few years teaching at my current school, I was teaching on what was called an "overload" schedule. For those of you unfamiliar, it's the schedule they give you when all the money is gone. For three years I taught six out of seven periods, five preps a… Continue reading Why I’m Obsessed with Guided Reading Notes

My Journey Toward a Writing Center – Part Three

After four months of observation, preparation, and prayer, the day arrived to open our school's writing center. And despite our modest beginnings, we had six different visitors on our first day alone! We opened at the beginning of January, and in the four months we've been open we have had over 150 different appointments. For… Continue reading My Journey Toward a Writing Center – Part Three