Real to Reel: Our Favorite Book-to-Screen Adaptations

Real to Reel: Our Favorite Book-to-Screen Adaptations

For book lovers, it’s nothing new to read a good book and seek out the movie rendition, but for students, many seek out movies or TV shows and then might pick up a book to continue the adventure. Fluent readers can essentially picture a movie playing in their heads as they read a book, but for less proficient...

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Summer Adventure Mini Lesson: Not in Kansas Anymore

Summer Adventure Mini Lesson: Not in Kansas Anymore

For his first two years of college, I drove my youngest son back and forth from San Antonio, Texas, to the University of Kansas. I drove him up for the start of each semester, picked him up and drove him back at Christmas break, and carted him home at the end of the school year.

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AP® Psych Summer Book Reviews: Round 2

AP® Psych Summer Book Reviews: Round 2

For part two of our AP® Psych summer book reviews, we check out two books that are great additions to any AP®  Psychology classroom.

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Summer Adventure Mini Lesson: You Have a Photo—and a Story

Summer Adventure Mini Lesson: You Have a Photo—and a Story

Every time I open up Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter, I’m given the option to post to stories or urged to open the stories of others. Pictures that tell stories, what a concept—that’s only been around since FOREVER. Long before we are able to string letters together to make words and words together to make...

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Organizing Your AP® European History Course

Organizing Your AP® European History Course

Do you need some ideas and/or extra support to organize your AP® European History course? Join Lou Gallo as he shares ideas on organizing your course and explains strategies that he has used successfully with his students.  

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Summer Adventure Mini Lesson: Food for Thought

Summer Adventure Mini Lesson: Food for Thought

In Texas, we love our air conditioning. We are a little spoiled with it and have been known to crank it up starting in early March.

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AP® Psych Summer Book Reviews: Round 1

AP® Psych Summer Book Reviews: Round 1

The art of teaching can be enhanced by storytelling and great storytelling begins with great stories. Psychology has many of these as it is the study of human and animal behavior and cognition. Stories can bring a subject or topic alive for students and the goal of the books described below is to do just that....

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Summer Adventure Mini Lesson: Character Plot Twist

Summer Adventure Mini Lesson: Character Plot Twist

In Girls Save the World in This One, by Ash Parsons, June Blue and her friends find themselves trying to survive an actual zombie invasion while at a fan con for their favorite zombie television show Human Wasteland.

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Summer Road Reads

Summer Road Reads

I recently moved into a new house—so recently that some things are still in boxes. Two months after a move is still an acceptable time for items to remain in boxes, right? As I was unpacking, I came across those family photos you always intend to put into an album or scrapbook but never get around to.

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Pride Mini Lesson: History of the Pride Flag

Pride Mini Lesson: History of the Pride Flag

We all know the rainbow flag stands for the LGBTQIA+ community and it stands for pride, but did you know that each color has a meaning? Or that there’s a new blanket pride flag that was recently created and has taken over the original rainbow flag? It’s true! 

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