Student-Led Conferences Tips and Resources

“Parent-Teacher Conferences” are usually held in the fall of each school year. I like to frame it differently because, really, it should be student-centered. So, I call it “Student-Led Conferences.” Because I teach ~125 students, it’s not realistic to meet with all parents during the conferences. Instead, I meet with those who are consistently earningContinue reading “Student-Led Conferences Tips and Resources”

Family Insight Questionnaire, Student Surveys, and Contact Log with Google Forms and Sheets

“Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.” ― Maya Angelou One of the most powerful things an educator can do at the beginning of the year is collect meaningful information from families and students. An online survey using Google Forms or Microsoft Forms allows you to captureContinue reading “Family Insight Questionnaire, Student Surveys, and Contact Log with Google Forms and Sheets”

Jigsaw 🧩ī¸ – A Collaborative Learning Structure Modified for Hybrid/Blended Learning

With a loss of instructional minutes during the 2020-2021 school year, I found myself brainstorming ways I could still cover the content, spark critical thinking, collaboration, communication, and creativity, and still get to some of those big topics I wanted to cover. I didn’t have time for students to read every full chapter, do someContinue reading “Jigsaw 🧩ī¸ – A Collaborative Learning Structure Modified for Hybrid/Blended Learning”

eBinders, eNotebooks, and ePortfolios with Google Sites: Students Collect, Reflect, and Recollect their Learning Story đŸ“–

The Why: Collect, Reflect, and Recollect. A student portfolio is a wonderful way to allow students to showcase what they’ve accomplished and also reflect on their progress and make future goals going forward. While one of the main reasons for an “eBinder” is to collect work, it is so much more than a file system.Continue reading “eBinders, eNotebooks, and ePortfolios with Google Sites: Students Collect, Reflect, and Recollect their Learning Story đŸ“–”