15 Ways to Liven Up a Lesson With Media

One thing that I work hard on, perhaps too hard at times, is keeping lessons interesting. I believe in mixing different elements of instruction and content into each lesson. To do that, I often integrate different forms of media. Here are 15 different strategies for integrating your lessons with various media types. By the way,… Continue reading 15 Ways to Liven Up a Lesson With Media

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

First Day Activities: Get-to-Know-You Activity & Room Scavenger Hunt

Happy back to school season! I am currently feeling that special kind of tired which is end-of-the-first-week-back-at-school-tired. I'm trying out a few different activities this year, including my first breakout escape room game which I purchased from Teachers Pay Teachers. The typical boring first day routine for me goes: icebreaker, syllabus, procedures, homework/regular teaching. I… Continue reading First Day Activities: Get-to-Know-You Activity & Room Scavenger Hunt