The end of the school year is upon us and you have pulled out every tool in your toolbox. "What now?" you may be wondering to yourself. I have been there and am here to help with these fourteen ideas for making the most out of the end of your school year. Start a Countdown Whether you choose to have a plain numbered countdown, a student of … [Read more...] about 14 Fun Activities for the End of the School Year
It seems each school year we have a mad dash the entire year leading up to the test, but after the test, we can slow it down a notch. Check out this bucket list of activities and ideas for making the most of the end of the school year with your students. 1. After the Test, Take a Collective Breath After the marathon that is test prep and … [Read more...] about 12 Awesome After the Test Activities
Do you use student goals in your classroom? You should! I will walk you through how to gather data, set a goal, measure achievement, and celebrate success! What Are Student Goals? Student goals are data-based goals that students set themselves, with teacher input. They can be academically or socially based and have the ability to be … [Read more...] about Spectacular Student Goals: A Simple Starter’s Guide
To misquote Ms. Grande, "I've got issues, and one of them is how much I hate test prep." Test review is one of those necessary evils in the classroom. Do I want to teach to the test? That would be a resounding no! Do I want my students to be fully prepared? Well, that would have to be a yes. Until something changes in our education system … [Read more...] about Test Prep: The Ultimate Glossary
I cannot begin to tell you the number of times I have been asked to make a digital version of my popular Test Smash resources. Should Everything Be Digital? I am not going to lie, I was late to jump on the digital train. This is not because I don't want to support teachers who are teaching virtually. It is because I honestly believe that … [Read more...] about Digital Test Smash is Here!