This STUCK With Me Today

This STUCK With Me Today

Another new thing that I am doing in my classroom this semester in conjunction with Gamification is “This STUCK With Me Today”. I got the idea for the poster from several different blogs and Pinterest boards. It is a variation on Ticket out the Door activities.  Then I further adapted it for use with my … Continue reading

Everybody Stretch

Everybody Stretch

One of the things that I added to my classroom routine this year is a daily stretch.  We are on a 4 by 4 block schedule, so students are with me for 90 minutes each day.  While I am up and walking around for most of that hour and a half, my students are stuck … Continue reading

Breakout Valentine Review

Breakout Valentine Review

My second attempt at reviewing with a Breakout review activity had a Valentine theme and it went very well.  (See my first Breakout review activity HERE.)  It was very gratifying to see the excitement on the students’ faces when they saw the bags and the locks and realized that we were doing another Breakout activity. … Continue reading

Competitive Correlation in AP Statistics

Competitive Correlation in AP Statistics

As we start working with bivariate data, I teach my students to check their scatterplots and to describe the form, direction and strength of the relationship shown.  The “strength” part always seems a little abstract to them.  They want me to give them concrete rules for how to describe the strength.  But if all we have … Continue reading

Photo Release for Students

Photo Release for Students

With more and more teachers posting, tweeting, pinning, blogging and sharing classroom activities, I thought I would share the photo release/permission form that I send home to the parents of my students. Please feel free to edit it to fit your needs. If you like this or if you have any suggestions or variations, please comment … Continue reading

My First Two Weeks of Gamification

My First Two Weeks of Gamification

I spent the last 6 days of my Christmas Break working on a Game Plan for Implementing Gamification in my AP Statistics classes for 2016.  I presented the game plan to my students on the third day of class.  They did not react to it much at all.  I must admit that I was a little disappointed. … Continue reading