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Take Back the Weekend!

First off... I know I have not posted in awhile. I am currently testing out a math program. Look forward to my next post too! :)

Scenario Time!
It is Friday morning, you came in before 7am, you prep for the day, and you realize you have many things you still have to do before the kids come to your door... lunchtime hits and you want to readjust your plans for Monday...  the rest of the day goes and the whole time you think of what you have to do this weekend to change your Monday plans and having to cancel on who ...again, your family, friends, and "me" time.

Sounds familiar? We have all been there. Even if your not a Gen Ed Teacher like I am, you still think of all the things you have to do on Monday that you realize if you do it on the weekend, your Monday would be soooooooooooo much easier. My point is despite the passion of helping our students meet their fullest potential, we shouldn't have to sacrifice our family and social time to do so! (but we do anyway!)

In my f…

Make Your Class a Game with Classcraft! Part One

HELLO EVERYONE! Long time no see! I am sorry for the delay on my blog. I should have made it clear that I decided to do a month-long case study and try a classroom management tool that was as good as teachers said. When I went to the Google Summit in August, I went with an open mind. That is why I decided to finally take a chance on this new program called Classcraft. The way the website explains it is, "Classcraft transforms schools by taking the video game mechanics that provide rich and interesting play experiences and applying them to the classroom setting." In other words, GAMIFY YOUR ROOM! I am going to explain my data results below and in a separate but related post, I am going to create videos on how I GAMIFIED my classroom!

To give you a little background, my classroom follows the practice of a PBIS school. We give students opportunities to earn incentives based on positive behavior. Also, when students struggle, they have multiple opportunities before they lose th…