Tag Archives: Warm-up

The WOW! Factor: Student-Teacher Rapport and Vocabulary

The WOW Factor

A teacher is a compass that activates the magnets of curiosity, knowledge, and wisdom in the pupils. -Ever Garrison   This is the final installment of The WOW! Factors of teaching that I observed in Teengagement® partner schools.

The WOW! Factor: Bell Ringers and Small Groups

The WOW Factor

“I am not a teacher, but an awakener.” -Robert Frost Watching novice and experienced teachers interact with both their students and their lessons is always an exciting practice for me because it reminds me of my early years of teaching … Continue reading

Figurative Language & Text Features using Taking a Stand

Poet's Quill Pen

As we creep closer to our state’s standardized testing date, I am working with my classes on specific skills to ensure my students are confident in those skills and the thought process it takes to answer the multiple choice questions. … Continue reading

Validity and Reliability & Context Clues Lessons: Busting Up Bullying 1100L


In their reading for my class, students must be able to determine the validity of reasoning and reliability of the evidence presented in the text and use context clues in order to determine meaning. I teach classes of 7th and 8th … Continue reading

Using Working Memory for Standardized Testing

Working Memory Brain-Concept

One of the challenges of standardized testing in English Language Arts is that students have to read and recall a large volume of text in a short amount of time. I’ve been experimenting with ways to help my students build … Continue reading

Differentiated Warm-Ups- Adobe Connect Session

Differentiated Warm-ups

Jon shares ideas to engage all students in beginning of the period warm-up activities. Click to view the Adobe Connect Video: Differentiated Warm-Ups (9:41 minutes).