Although actual teaching often provided some competition with my ability to write for this blog over the past year, I managed to crank out quite a few new blog posts in 2018. Below I shared my top ten most popular posts from the previous year based on blog traffic.
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Peacefield history’s 10 Most Popular Posts of 2018
With this post, I discussed my transition to inquiry based teaching. My inquiries are more structured at the middle school level. However, I’ve found that inquiry based teaching has really made the process of history become more alive for my students.
Over the years, I’ve tried many organizational options for my students. I’ve found that a streamlined system works best. This post talks about how I make that system work.
I’m always looking for new teaching techniques to mix up the classroom experience. One of the more recent techniques that I’ve come across is often known as the “silent conversation.” Read about how I implemented this technique in my classroom.
After having my students experience the process of a silent conversation, I decided that I wanted to have a more conversational version of evidence-based argumentation. With this classroom lesson, I used JENGA to teach about the process of developing an argument with evidence.
My middle school group is quite prolific. I’ve noticed that the same questions are generated often. One of the most common questions comes from new teachers asking for advice on teaching. With the post above, I curated a great list of tips for teaching History.
Before teachers even begin to start thinking about what they’ll be teaching in the coming year, they have to consider the organization of their classroom. I offer up some of the decisions I made to decorate my room cheaply and easily. Although it may have taken me some time, it has definitely made a difference in the experience of my students.
I’ve a huge Pear Deck aficionado, and I’ve loved incorporating this tool into my classroom instruction. With this post, I discuss 10 easy ways to use Pear Deck in your History class.
I’ve been teaching a long time, however, these 1st day activities have remained consistent for most all of my years as a teacher.
Teaching students to develop their writing towards evidence based arguments is a long process. One of the first steps involves writing a paragraph. I’ve utilized the acronym of MEAL to help guide students in that direction.
My top post of the year! It turns out that teachers are always looking for new and fun review games to play with students. This is game is always a blast, and kids DO remember the information. It’s a win-win.
I’ve really enjoyed sharing the inner-workings of my historical mind with those of you out there in the teaching community. Make sure to sign up for my newsletter below, as I know that I have much more planned for the coming year.