Closure Ideas from Edutopia

I can plan plan great lessons, but closure activities are something that I struggle with. This is a list that I will be using from now on.

https://www.edutopia.org/blog/22-powerful-closure-activities-todd-finley?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=socialflow

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Reimagining School Writing

I love this. One of my favorite things to do is to come up with writing prompts that are meaningful, creative, fun, and purposeful. I tell my students that this is the art of teaching.

http://www.edutopia.org/blog/reimagining-school-writing-joshua-block?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=socialflow

What do teachers do over break? Clean!

This morning, I came across a post on edutopia.com that had a recommended reading list-5 Eclectic Book Recommendations.  I didn’t get past the first book listed. I have ordered The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondo and look forward to being inspired to get rid of things even though I know that all I need to do is pick something up and put in a pile that is either for donation, keeping, or throwing out. Maybe I’ll be inspired to get rid of things that I don’t really NEED or that as Kondo says don’t give me joy.

 

Guess I know what I am going to be doing the rest of winter break. Who knows? Maybe, I will learn some things that I can apply in my classroom, too.

Here is a link to an article, too.
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/23/garden/home-organization-advice-from-m…