End-of-year reflections and essays are great, but why don't you try making a class memory wall this year? It's a collaborative activity that the whole class can do, and you can take a photograph of it to send out in a final newsletter or post on your class website!

Make a Class Memory Wall

A class Memory Wall is essentially a way to work as a group to remember the highlights of the school year. While individual projects like memory books and end-of-the-year essays are great, the advantage of the Memory Wall is that by working  as a group, you remember more – one person’s memory of an event sparks another memory from someone else. It’s also great way to

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Have you taken a speed reading class? Rachel shares her experience at a speed reading workshop, and she shares one of the methods she learned in it that will be helpful to students when they take state standardized tests in reading. Learn about the speed reading technique in this post!

Improve your Reading Efficiency

Over the weekend I took an Iris Speed Reading course with the hope of learning some techniques for dealing with the huge amount of reading material I deal with every day. In addition to books and articles that I need for researching the books that I write, there are also blog posts, tweets, status updates, message boards, and of course, that huge stack of books on

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This math scavenger hunt will have your students doing math without even realizing it! Sometimes making math into a game is the best way to have students practice.

Math Scavenger Hunt

Here is a fun math scavenger hunt to try with your students! How many zeroes are in one million? What is an object that is exactly five inches long? How many prime numbers come before 100? How many nickels are in twenty dollars? What do all the numbers on a computer keyboard add up to? What is the circumference of your head? How many stacked

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Make science fun for students. It should not be all about reading from the textbook and answering questions. Instead, science class should be made up of fun and informative lab experiments with the occasional lecture sprinkled in here and there. You might find your students' test scores improving when you do this!

Make Science Fun Again

Minds in Bloom is pleased to welcome guest blogger, Amy Brown! Amy is the author of the Science Stuff blog.  Amy has 27 years of teaching experience in high school biology, chemistry, and AP biology.  Her blog is about ways to make your class more engaging and exciting for the students. My normal teaching schedule is Advanced Placement (AP) Biology.  This year I am teaching a Biology I

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