So you've heard about escape rooms, but you don't have 73 hours to spare? I hear you! In this episode, learn how to create a basic-but-awesome escape room using two easy tools, Canva and Google slides.
In this episode, learn how Beth Duncan, a creative high school teacher from North Carolina, got her students podcasting. Discover the steps she went through to make the project successful and get ready to start podcasting with your own students
In this episode, featuring five creative guest experts, discover six powerful ideas to transform your ELA classroom into the inclusive, creative, inspiring place you want it to be. These tips are low cost or no cost, and easy to put into place.
Love hexagonal thinking? Love one-pagers? Combine them in one visual critical thinking activity for your creative ELA classroom. Sign up for Camp Creative Here: https://spark-creativity.ck.page/0058e67e81
Want to try hexagonal thinking but aren't sure how to get students to make interesting connections? Use the strategies in this episode to encourage depth and creativity in your students' thinking. Sign up for my free PD, Camp Creative: Master H
Ready to get started with hexagonal thinking in your classroom? Find out exactly what to put on your hexagonal thinking decks in today's episode. I think you're going to love this creative discussion strategy!
Ready to put your writing makerspace into action? In today's episode, get five easy ideas for incorporating it into your writing instruction in your creative ELA classes. Want to sign up for Camp Creative: Master Hexagonal Thinking in Five Minu
Heard whispers about the writing makerspace and wondering if it could help your writers? Find out how it works and how to easily get started in this episode. Find the full show notes and sign up for this summer's Camp Creative at www.nowsparkc
Want to use Canva tools in your classroom? Good, because they're amazing! In this episode, learn about some of the best - like the handout creator, bookmark designer and flashcard maker - and how to use them. Once you start, expect to be using
In this interview with Dr. Catlin Tucker, blended learning specialist, learn about the station rotation model, effective playlist creation for independent learning, project-based-learning in the time of pandemic, and more.
Ready to dive into genius hour with your students? Genius hour is an amazing way to develop their creativity AND ELA skillset. In this episode, learn how to rally student enthusiasm, structure projects, and come up with creative final products
Want to do lit circles with your older students without the usual prescribed roles? Find out how one teacher made them work beautifully in her classroom. I love how Krista integrated her lit circles with a full class non-fiction novel, the wa
A literary food truck project is a great creative assessment for lit circles and choice reading. Find out how to take it digital in this interview with Amy Marquez and Alyssa Medrano, a creative librarian-English teacher team at Collegiate High
Want to try mixing interactive QR codes into your lesson plans, classroom design, and school hallways? In this show, find out how to simply create QR codes and use them in five creative ways in your ELA program.
Feel adrift when it comes to teaching writing? You’ll find great tips in today's episode to help, like spiraling your writing instruction to improve its effectiveness, using mystery activities to help students get excited about writing argument
Wishing you could promote choice reading more effectively with students online? It IS possible to create a rich reading culture with your kids now. Check out these ten ideas for bringing choice books into the daily swing of things in your blend
Happy New Year! In this episode, discover six ideas for re-connecting with your students when you get back to school, no matter what your scenario. Find the show notes at: http://www.nowsparkcreativity.com Learn more about The Lighthouse at: h
Teaching a poetry unit online? Need engaging poetry unit ideas for blended learning? Today we're talking about digital poetry tiles, digital book spine poetry, online blackout poetry, spoken word, and digital "I am from" poem galleries. You'll
Is your digital paper pile keeping you up at night? Check out this episode for three easy ways to cut down your online grading time. Sign up for Camp Creative: https://sparkcreativity.kartra.com/page/campcreative
In this episode, get ideas for better breakout rooms, building community in the remote classroom, teaching writing online, and much more with my guest Christina, from The Daring English Teacher. You can find the show notes at www.nowsparkcreat
In search of fun, creative gifts this holiday season? Discover sixteen ideas in this first annual Creative English Teacher's Gift Guide episode. From teacher tees and wine labels to the best places to shop for books while supporting independent
Want to try Jamboard, but not sure how? In this episode, discover creative classroom options for Jamboard, and learn how to avoid the common pitfalls. Guest Matt Miller from Ditch that Textbook shares his expertise.
Wanting to experiment with workshop in your online classroom? Let Amanda teach you how! Writing workshop translates easily and simply to the virtual classroom. Find out how to use recorded mini-lessons, easy check-in strategies, and lots of stu
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