Category Archive: Creativity

May 02

Spring is love #edBlogaDay

I grew up in Florida. People will often joke that Florida doesn’t have seasons. Of course Florida has seasons; they just aren’t traditional: hurricane season, tourist season, strawberry season, and citrus season are just a few. Growing up in Florida, I always wondered what the big deal is about spring. When I moved to Georgia …

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Apr 10

Art Journaling #AprilBlogADay

I wanted to write a post today about one thing I have not yet tried in my classroom this year. Something I want to accomplish before the year is through. That seems like such a simple thing to do but it’s not. It’s not right now. This year. If you’d asked me this question a …

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Apr 25

Imagination Games: 20 Ways to Fight Post Standardized Test Boredom

It’s standardized testing season! I am sure you and your students are so excited! (or perhaps not) No matter what your feelings, they are a requirement. Since students test in groups, there are bound to be some students who finish earlier than others. We found out this year that students cannot read when they are …

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Dec 14

Kevin: How a lab supply turned into a class “pet”

This past Wednesday, I ran into the local grocery store on my way to school to pick up a small potted plant for an erosion lab I had planned for the day. One of the stations called for the plant to be taken out of its pot so students could observe the root structure’s ability …

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Nov 27

Finding Passions

This year, I’ve been trying to ignite my students’ passions through a project based learning program I have had the privilege to start with some amazing teammates. The process of working on a project became real to me as I have been taking an online class for hand lettering I started a couple of days …

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Feb 10

Cosmic quotes: a poster series

I have been collecting quotes that inspire me about space and the stars. Some of them also just talk about exploration and the unknown. Quotes like this help me to dream. I decided to start creating posters for these quotes. I have been sharing them on the Facebook Page for Stretching Forward. So far, I …

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Feb 05

You might be a science teacher if…

This might be the first in a series. Just a few thoughts I’ve had recently! If you can find multiple uses for a used 2-liter bottle (to make clouds, build rockets, demonstrate air pressure, demonstrate water pressure, and as home for a Cartesian┬ádriver to name a few), you might be a science teacher. If when …

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