Now that summer is in full swing, and I have more time to focus on me, I determined to make a plan to ensure I did not fall into a deep binge book reading or Netflix hole (and then wake up in August with no real accomplishments)! There are many free opportunities for teachers/librarians toContinue reading “Summer PD Fun”
Author Archives: Jes Bean
Sponsor a club. Or two. Or three.
High school can be the most awkward time, or it can be the most memorable. And while we would love to think that our dear students will remember that perfect lesson on symbolism in The Giver, it is more plausible that they will only remember how you made them feel. They will remember if youContinue reading “Sponsor a club. Or two. Or three.”
If you want to see students open up, then you have to try a breakout box game. I was an early adopter of breakout games (you know when they were still selling pine boxes and locks from the store). The premise behind a breakout box game is that a group of students collaborate & communicateContinue reading “BreakoutEDU”
If you can’t take a field trip, schedule a free video conference!
I would collaborate with teachers all the time and listen to their frustrations about not being able to take field trips towards the end of the year. We get it. Testing. However, some field trip experiences are worthwhile and inspire rich learning. At times like this, video conferencing can save the day! CILC is oneContinue reading “If you can’t take a field trip, schedule a free video conference!”