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Preserving the Past: A Cemetery Restoration Project

Pierce Cemetery is, in the words of high school social studies teacher Ashley Greeley, “in embarrassing shape.”  It is a true pioneer cemetery—that is, original settlers in this area of Indiana are buried there—but the grounds of the cemetery have been neglected for decades.  1,137 more words


* Writing failure, writing success

After my two-part analysis of writing failure experienced by a twice exceptional student with dyslexia, here are some effective writing strategies to consider for older elementary students. 379 more words

Twice Exceptional

"Teaching History Beyond the Textbook" Yohuru Williams and investigative strategies

I had the chance to hear Dr. Yohuru Williams speak last Friday the National Council for History Education. He started by sharing three things:


Classroom Bunko

A simple activity to keep the learners engaged. Bunko!! Divide students into groups of
four, with two teams of 2 at each table. Create a head table (1) and bottom table (10) with all other tables numbered between. 280 more words

Instructional Strategies

Get out of the Classroom!

When was the last time you saw the outside of your classroom? Was it when you first arrived at school today? Lunch? A restroom break? Or, as you were leaving for the day? 607 more words

Greening of the mind and the heart --- Earth Day, 2016

In my on-line ethics classes, I offered a challenge to my students to be stewards of the earth as Earth Day, April 22, 2016 makes its annual visit and offers to us a challenge and a sober reminder to reverence and respect the Earth. 1,196 more words

Instructional Strategies