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Homosexuality Jigsaw Lesson



Every year I dread the approach of ch.7 in our book since it deals with Homosexuality, and past years have taught me that the Catholic Church's teaching on this subject  aren't very popular with the teens or…

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Added by Carmen on March 25, 2011 at 11:30pm — 1 Comment

Glogster Poster

Every year at the beginning of the Lenten season my religion department is asked to do a Lenten craft or activity to get the teens to enter into the spirit of the season. Most of the classes do the same identical craft  every year so by the time I get them Junior year they are pretty… Continue

Added by Carmen on March 13, 2011 at 4:33pm — No Comments

Technology is a Language not Just a Tool

The success of last week's assignment made me realize that technology is not just a tool that makes learning easier for our kids ... technology works because it is their language! Now all languages in order for it to be effective has to have meaning,… Continue

Added by Carmen on March 10, 2011 at 12:39am — No Comments

Diary of a PBL - Last Day

Today was the biggest step of faith into the PBL for me, I let the groups out of the classroom and into the hallways to film their videos. I kept pacing up and down the hallway nervous they would disturb another class or break something but to my surprise they were on task! They were filming, interviewing… Continue

Added by Carmen on March 4, 2011 at 1:30am — No Comments

Diary of a PBL - Day 2

Things went a lot smoother today, the students were on task and called on me for help with real questions. Although I still had  the following dialogue with a girl:

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Added by Carmen on March 1, 2011 at 8:33pm — No Comments

Diary of a Project Based Learning Lesson - Day 1

As I shared in my last post change was going to keep coming into my classroom as I have decided to move away from lecturing as much as possible. In order to prepare for the lesson I had told them to log in onto their MindMeister.com accounts (which we had used together as a class before) and create a map… Continue

Added by Carmen on February 28, 2011 at 11:30pm — 3 Comments

Do Students Enjoy Change or Routine?

Today I changed the seating arrangement in my classroom, and split it down the middle with  students facing each other, forming a kind of  wide U.  I decided to do this after a conversation I had about building community and creating good classroom space. But also I thought to myself 'we are in the third…

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Added by Carmen on February 26, 2011 at 2:00am — 6 Comments

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