To help celebrate the launch of my new website, TheDaringEnglishTeacher.com , and first-ever newsletter, I am giving away two $25 Teachers Pay Teachers gift cards. My newsletter will be packed with teaching ideas, resources, sale information, product updates, free downloads, and more! To enter the gift card giveaway and to sign up to receive my bi-monthly newsletters, visit TheDaringEnglishTeacher.com and signup to receive the newsletter. The giveaway will end on Saturday, January 28 at 9:00 pm PST. There are two ways to enter: 1) simply sign up to receive the newsletter; 2) sign up for the newsletter and tag your friends on social media (FB or IG). The more people you tag, the better your chances are to win! No purchase necessary to enter. Winners will be notified via email on Sunday, January 29. Winners will have 48 hours to claim the prize. You may earn ten additional entries, one per tagged person, on social media. People who tag their friends must also sign up fo...
A little kindness and empathy can go a long way. Demonstrating kindness and empathy can completely change a person’s day, open new doors and opportunities, and mend hurting relationships. And while I firmly believe that teaching kindness and empathy should start in the home, as educators, we need to emphasize these qualities in our classrooms every single day. There is a link to a free resource to use in your classroom toward the bottom of this post! I start every class period with a bell ringer. Bell ringers provide students with the perfect routine that helps them transition from the craziness that happens in the halls during passion period, to the more structured setting of a classroom. Some of my favorite bell ringers to use with my students are sentence combining bell ringers , growth mindset bell ringers , and bell ringers that force students to use their critical thinking skills . I have my students track their bell ringers on this free tracking sheet , and I stamp it ...
“But what does any of this have to do with English?” “So, I guess this is an art class now” “I’m not doing it.” These were some of the reactions I received from my (reluctant) sophomores when I told them we would be looking at art to learn how to improve our literary analysis skills. By the end of our art analysis stations day, they were hooked, and I was thoroughly enjoying walking around and listening to their conversations and interpretations of each piece. Join my email list! Subscribe to receive updates from The Daring English Teacher. Thank you for subscribing! You will soon receive updates, freebies, and teaching ideas. There was an error submitting your subscription. Please try again. Email Address I'd like to receive the free email course. Subscribe You will not receive spam, and you can unsubscribe at any time. Powered by ConvertKit You see, there are actually many similarities within all of the arts...
This Monday, January 16, the nation will observer Martin Luther King Jr. Day in observation of the work, dedication, and ultimate sacrifice Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. gave to this country. In honor of him, here are a few great and inspirational quotes that we can use in the classroom. In the classroom, I use my Digital “I Have a Dream” Rhetorical Analysis activity to teach rhetorical analysis and teach the speech to my students. This activity includes several different rhetorical analysis and annotation activities that students complete digitally within Google Slides. There are also three writing prompts that require students to rhetorically analyze the speech. For more resources to use in the classroom to teach about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., click here! ...