Ep 130: Making Next Year Fun and Easy, Without Sacrificing Learning or Rigor - EB Academics

Ep 130: Making Next Year Fun and Easy, Without Sacrificing Learning or Rigor

The best learning takes place when students are having fun and feeling challenged at the same time. Of course, it can be tough coming up with ideas for engaging, rigorous lessons. Listen as Caitlin and Jessica give you an overview of an awesome narrative writing activity to help you spiral your standards, challenge your students, and have a lot of fun at the same time.

Do you remember playing MASH as a kid? This activity will take things to a new level as students use this fun 90’s sleepover game to come up with the elements of a narrative writing piece. It’s a great activity that challenges students while supporting their learning.  

Additionally, Caitlin and Jessica would like to invite you to join the EB Teacher’s Club, to help you find other great activities like these while receiving helpful support from colleagues all over the country and even the world. There is only a short time to join, so take a listen to this podcast and decide if you want to experience everything the Teacher’s Club has to offer this year.

Tune in now to hear:

  • [01:15] Our EB Teacher’s Club is open for new members to join!
  • [02:45] Jessica recommends starting the year with narrative writing
  • [03:15] Don’t forget to spiral!
  • [03:50] A great mid-year activity to spiral narrative writing standard: MASH!
  • [7:40] Why engagement and rigor are so important in the classroom
  • [08:40] Join EB Teacher’s Club for more engaging ideas and support. The window to join is short!
  • [09:40] Why the EB teacher community rocks
  • [10:10] Listen next week as Caitlin and Jessica talk writing

Click here to listen now!

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Then, pick the date you’re going to teach it in your classroom, and sit back while you watch as your students show up to your classroom pumped about what the day holds…and gush about your class to their parents on the car ride home!

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