The weather is cooling down, the leaves are changing colors–it’s the perfect time to harness this Halloween vibe and study one of history’s most haunting episodes: The Salem Witch Trials. As an English teacher, I combine this with The Crucible for a double dose of toil and trouble for my students. I find the combo of real-life events and the fictional play to be a powerful teaching tool. That being said, here are five reasons to teach the Salem Witch Trials: The Salem Witch Trials are an example of real-life horror. I remember, as a youngster, when I first learned...
Although 2012's film The Avengers was a revolutionary movie event, the idea of having your biggest heroes unite to make an even-cooler team isn’t new. It’s actually ancient! This idea got its start in Greek mythology with Jason and the Argonauts.
Escape rooms (or as I like to call mine, “puzzle challenges”) are an exciting way to engage students in your content through gamification. To create one, follow the steps listed below.
Always remember: Creative teaching requires extra effort from you, the teacher. It is a privilege, not a right. From time to time, students must be reminded of this.