Pay close attention to #5! Even if you use the textbook or example problems as a reference, you are not learning on your own! Try working out the problem yourself first, then see what you did right/wrong...it's okay to make mistakes on homework because you can go back and fix them. You can't do that on the test!
"Things that make you go hmm?" Song lyrics can be nonsensical, but they can also be powerful conduits to inspire social change...or at least social inquiry. Challenge the social awareness and critical consciousness of your students with this Music / Language Inquiry Unit.This Inquiry Unit contains 6 lessons and graphic organizers that create an opportunity for students to explore the many ways in which contemporary song lyrics impact our society
DIY Dry Erase Boards ~ these are awesome! I used a much simpler version when I was teaching - I just took a sheet protector and put about 4 sheets of plain white paper in it and that worked just great - or you could have one side have lined paper, etc. - whatever would suit your needs.
9 steps for creating a vision board that actually works
Whenever I catch a room full of students being silent doing exactly what I asked them to do, I hold my hands as if I'm meditating and quietly go, "ummmmmm." If I didn't do that, I don't think I would remember that it happened.