|Subject Area||#EduWin #1||#EduWin #2|
|Math||Creating whole class problem solving games for solving equations (algebra 1).||After sending good emails home, getting the parent responses back has been very positive.|
|English, Social Science, Special Ed||I made youtube videos and posted them on google classroom and the kids watched them and understood how to do the assignment!||I have been doing some great interactive stuff in history!|
|English||I had a student tell me that I am the only person on campus that cares about her.||I feel super supported by my entire staff at Valhalla!|
|English||My biggest educational win this year is how my students have been advocating for themselves. This is HUGE!|
|Special Ed||Creating data collection systems and using it weekly to make data driven decisions based on student performance|
English, Social Science, Art / Digital Arts / Photo
|Going on a field trip to a haunted house business that is open during October- behind the scenes look on what goes into running one||Pumpkin patch|
|Social Science||Students did an amazing job with their sub this week. I was very worried with the amount of instruction some of the students require to get through an activity but as a class they were able to effectively complete the activity without additional instruction and worked together if they had questions. Pretty awesome.|
|Science||Transitioning to NGSS, we are trying to use totally free response tests in Chemistry rather than multiple choice. Some students responded SO WELL to our first free response test and exceeded my expectations and their own - it was really their EduWin :)||Getting a very quiet student to mesh well with his lab group and feel comfortable asking questions - not just of me but also of his peers.|
|Math||Using Quizlet live to engage students in learning and encourage collaboration.||Using Peardeck student paced to allow for more one-on-one communication with what students are struggling with and what they are understanding.|
|English, ESL||About 80% of my class understands how to use a comma appropriately!||I finally figured out how to teach a multi-level, adult ESL class using three different textbooks via grouping, extreme lesson planning, and utilizing higher level students to "teach" lower level.|
|Math||Seeing students actually use their notes with the interactive notebooks they're creating (less repetitive questions)||Being in top of work and not behind|
|Social Science, Special Ed||35/36 of my students in my support class got a passing grade on their (massive) cartography map project, which was worth about 30% of their semester 1 grade. 1 student did not submit a map.|
|Math||I was named staff of the month. Being a brand new teacher to my site, I feel pretty good about that.|
|Math, Social Science, Special Ed||My 9th graders are enthusiastic about being in my class and conduct themselves appropriately by doing what is asked of them and working beyond the requirements.|
It is interesting to note that this group of students are more interested in doing their work than playing games (although a few do play them but get off when asked).
|Parents appreciating what I do in SpEd for their child.|
|English, Math, Art / Digital Arts / Photo||A student in our program transferred to another site because she needed a higher level of care. Although she was only in my Art class for a short while, I made a positive impact on her; so much so, that she wrote me a letter illustrating specific things I did that helped her to feel cared for and safe. She even mentioned a time that I put my hand on her shoulder and gave her a warm look, as if to say, "I know you're having a hard day and I am here for you." That small interaction was one of the most impactful days for her while a student in my class. Letters like that make all the struggle, all the time, worth while.|
|Science||Qiuzlet.live is a blast|
|Math||Had a student the first week of school who could not add "seven minus negative seven"....on today's Quarter 1 Final, she found the inverse of a function perfectly!!! Unbelievable growth from her in 2 months!!!||Quarter 1 is over!!!!|
Exercise Nutrition Science, AVID, LEADERSHIP, AD, TITLE 1 COORDINATOR
|I did a lesson with a $20 bill and then explained the lesson and how it would relate to everyday life.|
|welding||Students and linked teachers have stepped it up this year on the haunted house building and palnning trying to top last year||Weldng program is growing, we had 93 sophmores sign up for welding|
|Social Science||This year I am leading the World History team as the course level team lead. It was pretty daunting at the start of the year, but I've had a lot of positive feedback from the team. We've been working very collaboratively and productively in our meetings aligning our units and creating rubrics for our common assessments. Our next step is to start creating research based projects for each of our units to increase student engagement!|
|Special Ed||My partner teacher and I have been collaborating and we have split the classes so that I do math for both of our classes and she does reading for both. The students are really starting to get used to the new routine and thriving in the environment. I'm mod/sev special education.|
|English, Social Science|
I did a lesson on Doris Lessing's Through the Tunnel. She uses lots of sensory language so I had my students pick a quote from the story that gave them the best image of what the story was about. They created a watercolor depicting the scene and wrote the quote on the top. It stretched many of them out of their comfort zone and some of the pictures were quite amazing!
I use englishgrammar101.com on a daily basis in my English class as a warm up. The students complete the attached warm up via google classroom and give me their grade while I take attendance.
I worked to expand my use of links and online work for my students this year. They adapted to the procedures smoothly. It is AMAZING for students who were absent to have live links to the daily work and homework in one digital place!
Student thanked me for giving the class the opportunity to share their writing pieces on a daily basis. He mentioned that Spanish class really helped him develop his present personality, as he used to be very shy and self-conscious. According to the student, working on projects and creating videos in class allowed him to feel more comfortable with his peers and more at ease when it came to creating and presenting his work.
|Math, Science, Special Ed, PE|
Students owning their behavior. Several PLUS students who have had really severe behavior issues have finally made it to a Level 3 and 4.
I have wrote a grant to get a Smart Board and my students are very engaged and constantly want to use.
Working with a Digital learning coach (Franz!) to facilitate a semester long collaborative project where students create digital stories that will be shared with students in schools in other cities, states and countries!
|Art / Digital Arts / Photo|
I am trying a new literacy component with in my classes this year. I am having the students complete a bi-weekly online blog as a part of their digital portfolio. So far, many of the students are struggling to complete it on time and many of them are still learning about revising their blog posts to include academic language and proper spelling/grammar, but a solid percentage are taking off with this and really excelling. One student in particular wrote a very meaningful blog post about someone who inspires her and she wrote about me. This was an incredible thing to read and gave me such a reminder for why I do what I do!
several students have stayed back after class and told me that my class was refreshing and that they had a good time!
I took a risk this semester and used a piece of technology for recording my students. It was a success and my students were excited.
I was impressed with the results and will be using the recordings a few times a month. It has also made my grading easier!
|Art / Digital Arts / Photo|
Last week I had a very productive student/parent/teacher meeting where we were able to get the student on a productive path.
|Art / Digital Arts / Photo|
A student who I had last year came in a few weeks during the current one and said he found an art piece that he thought I would like. So he bought it and brought it to me as a "thank you" for putting up with him last year. It was so thoughtful I teared up a little. Made me really proud of what I do.
My art club students have been doing some amazing things on campus the last year. It has made my students realize there is a value in the arts and it can be a lifestyle not just a passion.