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i teach social studies (history, geography, government, economics…not all at once) at a small high school in west texas for at-risk students. they come from all kinds of different backgrounds, but most of them have some kind of emotional issue and/or education deficiencies. at first, it was really hard. but now i’m in my tenth year there, and i love it. it may take awhile to crack them open, but it’s worth it. even on the hard days, i still laugh.
i’m also the 21st century learning coach, which means…well, i’m still figuring that out. but mainly i help other teachers think through their teaching, incorporate new ideas, and encourage them to take risks. i also help write grants for new programs and try out new ideas within my own classroom.
here’s a few of my personal sites and others that i use to gather ideas for school. feel free to use anything off of mine. i’m not great at updating things though.
my website for school on weebly for my students and teachers. note: this is not updated and i switched to our school’s website.
my Teachers Pay Teachers account – i am just barely venturing into TpT, but i find it fascinating that teachers are sharing this way now.
my prezi account – prezi is an innovative presentation tool. it’s cloud-based so i don’t have to worry about having a flash drive on me and i can work on them from anywhere. most of my prezis are marked “public” so use anything you want.
my education technology pinterest board – this large board is full of tutorials and info about technology.
my 21st century learning pinterest board – so many innovative things to try!
my social studies pinterest board – this is strictly history, geography, government and economics info for middle and high school.
my classroom ideas pinterest board – this board has all kinds of general stuff and is mainly for high school.
my google/apple classroom pinterest board – we’re trying these both out this year.
visit this youtube channel for awesome “crash course” videos on social studies and science info. (high school age)