Without further ado, let's take a look into Ms. P's classroom and some of the exciting, engaging projects she does with her students!
Ms. P's Classroom
Ms. P's Project Showcase
Each student group contained four members who took on "Subject Matter Expert (SME)" roles for health, defense, morale, and nutrition. Students met in SME groups to complete challenges and earn tools for their teams; there were other challenges throughout the class such as using a Nerf bow to shoot a zombie (reward: virtual crossbow for the team) or relay sprint challenges (reward: virtual bicycle generator kit for the team).
A student who had no analysis skills and hated to read credited me with her college readiness and confidence.
What advice would you give to pre-service and first year teachers?
Find your groove and don't be afraid to do things your way.
What is your favorite way to engage in a little self-care during the school year?
Running, having a little alone time
Do you have any good teacher tips for working smarter, not harder?
Share your resources; you aren't an expert in everything, but you are in something. Find someone who will swap lessons with you.