Donors Choose: How to Get Started

Since January 2015, I’ve received over $3,400 worth of materials for my classroom free through Donors Choose, including four laptops, dozens of books for my classroom library, and many professional development resources. Donors Choose is one of the easiest way to get the materials and supplies that are actually needed–and are literally hand-picked by you! However, many teachers I’ve […]

My Three Favorite Kagan Products

This post contains affiliate links. All opinions are my own. Thanks for supporting All Kinds of Learning Adventures! Over the past two years, our school hosted multiple Kagan workshops. If you’re not familiar with Kagan, visit their website to learn more about these great student-centered structures. Their emphasis on collaboration is awesome! In addition to genius […]

Quizizz Review

You know how you always keep a couple of tricks up your sleeve and a few strategies in your back pocket? Well, Quizizz is another one to add to your collection. I checked it out briefly last weekend; I liked how easy it was to sign up and especially how intuitive the interface is. Within […]

Breaking the “Reading Rules”

This reflection is in response to the article “Some Rules We Need to Break in Our Reading Classrooms” by Pernille Ripp, reposted by Cult of Pedagogy When I introduced the Million Word Challenge to my students, I told them that all I wanted was their word count- no projects, no summaries, not a traditional reading log, […]