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Jeffrey Billard
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"Gamification" I Like the Sound of That and So Will Students
Walk into many high school classrooms a few minutes before class starts and what will you see? A large number of students will be on their cell phones, iPads, etc. and many of those will be playing games. So if they like playing games (and who doesn't?), th...

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Thinking and Having a Voice: "Save the Last Word for Me" Activity
In this age of let's memorize this content or this form of writing so we can do well on the high stakes testing and pretend that we learned something valuable, it becomes more and more important for us to get our students to think and have a voice. Allowing...

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"Embodied Cognition" We Think With and Through Our Bodies
I love learning new terms and putting language to concepts; it helps me to learn it better and also helps me to explain it to others better. Allowing students to move so they can learn and think has been a constant theme in this blog, and the term "embodied...

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Bates Middle School: Transformation Through Arts Integration
In our age of showing results through data, the Wiley H. Bates Middle School is doing just that. Check out their results in just four years. Click on the link for Edutopia to read what they've accomplishes. It's worth the time. Arts integration has been sho...

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