December Teaching: What can you do with the days?

You're full of turkey and stuffing, the shopping for Christmas is all done, and now it's time to get back to reality with 3 more weeks of classes on the schedule.  
Tips and lesson ideas for keeping middle and high school students engaged and learning in the last weeks of the semester. #december #lessonplanning #iteach678
Keeping the attention of our students can be such a challenge during this time of year, but there are strategies you can use to help your students stay on track and focused to finish out the semester!

Here are just a few ideas:
  • Play games - Have your student create board games to review semester content, and they play those games in class the days before the semester final exam.  Or, set up your classroom like a human game board for a review quiz that keeps them on their feet!
  • Take them on vacation - Organize scavenger hunts about different places to help them learn as they hunt for clues.  Or travel through topics and locations as you take a Walking Tour through History!
  • Make it interactive - Use lessons that will keep them up and active like an Archeology Dig or a Sunken Ship Exploration.  And don't forget about role playing fun to add creativity and performance to your lessons!
Most importantly, remember that these three weeks are important.  These days are so valuable in helping you reach your teaching goals in this school year, so don't give up now!  Power on and then you will have those two weeks at the Holiday Break for more turkey and, just maybe, a few days of rest!

Happy Teaching!
Michele Luck

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