Passion Project

Screen Shot 2017-09-17 at 8.56.52 AMPassion Project (Semester/1 year long)

Task Summary: Students will be exploring multiple intelligences independently through an activity that will be called a Passion Project. Students will have designated time on Fridays, or to be determined day, to work on this student-driven project. The only parameter in terms of boundaries will be projects that would be considered school appropriate. Use best judgment. Passion projects has spawned things such as GMail & Google News; it has been referred to as Genius Hour…
Grades: 7th8th9th10th11th12th
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Student Artwork

I asked one of my former students to paint a picture for me. She just dropped it off, and she went above and beyond. Always support teen talent!

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Elements of Hip Hop Enrichment Club (draft)

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I’m currently thinking about starting an enrichment activity for students, but I’m not quite sure I’ll have the time during the upcoming school year. Also, I’m not sure how well it would be received by students, admin, or parents. I think it’d be an interesting concept to infuse Hip Hop music in with the following critical thinking activities:  Socratic SeminarsLevels of Questions, OPTIC Strategy, ECQs based on musical themes, and 5, 4, 3, 2 + 1 Discussion.  Continue reading

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The Adventures of Captain K! (for sale iTunes/PDF)


Every day my daughter tells me stories that are simply wonderful as well as unforgettable. I’m truly amazed at how my daughter processes the world around her at such a young age. I know every parent can relate to the aforementioned amazement. The book focuses on Kennedy’s hopes and dreams about the future. The book also provides interactive checkpoints that include various opportunities for parents to interact with their children about various topics ranging from fire safety to favorite places to travel. Hopefully, this book gives parents a good bedtime story that will help kids focus on their bright future as well as help them get to sleep…

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Character Wheel Project w/ Rubric (FREE)

Character Wheel Project w/ Rubric (FREE)

large-1951058-1.jpgThis character wheel project is one way to show the complexity of a character student has become familiar with during their reading. The wheel is essentially a collage that is split into 8 different sections and shows the character the students…
Grades: 7th8th9th10th
Types: Activities
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Freshman/Sophomore English Lesson Plans (1 Year)

****Please read before you purchase**** – I taught in a “beyond textbooks” school district (beyondtextbooks.org), so there are no books required. All materials used are based on various resources that are run through Google Docs/PDF hyperlinks…
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Literature & Grammar Lesson Plans (1 year)

Literature & Grammar Lesson Plans (1 year)

large-1954876-1.jpgCourse Description: This is a required elective for sophomores designed to better prepare students for the ACT, the AIMS, and Senior Exit Project in the areas of grammar and literature. Students will study and apply principles of grammar and…
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