As we begin the end of the school year, many of us are trying to fit in those final lessons, AP tests and even doing some outlines for next year’s classes. I’m here with a great lesson that worked very well with my Consumer Education students the past two years that I have gradually improved on each semester. This lesson asks the classic question after leaving school and of course working: “Rent vs. Own”.
Last year, I ran into a problem in my classroom. Our internet was pulled for maintenance just after we had completed a test. I had my entire less thrown out until the following week and we were planning on doing an online car search for their budget projects were about to begin. As a result, I decided to do something different. I activated the T-Rex Google Chrome Game and we did a classroom competition based on Consumer Education Questions we had previously reviewed. It was great fun and gave the students a chance to “unplug” from our digital learning. Later that year I decided to transform that on our feet thinking into a true Maker Space Project.Continue reading “T-rex Game Maker Space”
As the semester comes to a close, I recently completed one of my favorite projects I do for my Business Basics class. I have students create their own micro business and this ranges from creating their own phone case company to yes, a Taco Truck. I began this last year and it has turned into a favorite for both my students and myself and really brings the semester for to come circle on what they have learned over the semester. So, how does this class project work? Read on.Continue reading “The Micro Business Project”
I review Math Recess by Sunil Singh and Dr Christopher Brownell from IM Press. A great book if you teach math or if you were a student like me who grew up not liking it. 5 stars. ️️️️️ Continue reading Math Recess Book Review
A few days ago, I was told that my friend and former, co-worker, Cristina Pyper passed away after a battle with cancer. Cristina taught Spanish at Christian Life Schools when I was the technology facilitator in 2012. We quickly became … Continue reading Goodbye my friend, Cristina
I was fortunate to be interviewed at ICE 2019 by the EduTechGuys on their Podcast. You can hear my interview here. You can catch all ICE 2019 Interviews on their main site here. Continue reading @EduTechGuys Podcast Interview
I stop in for another Dice UP the Classroom book review. Once again from the Dave Burgess Consulting Inc are: Creatively Productive by Lisa Johnson and Lead Beyond your Title by Nili Bartley. Great books for those trying to be more productive in the classroom and in leading. Continue reading Book Reviews: Creatively Productive and Lead Beyond your Title