A blog following teacher Aaron Jura as he plans engaging, yet relevant English Language Arts content for High School students in New Orleans, LA.
It's that time of year when students and teachers alike have made it to the holiday break. For many, this is a time to chill out and relax with family and friends. Oh wait, that's the fantasy most non-teachers have of our profession. My break will be spent pre-reading for my next courses and planning unit maps and curriculum to use with the students.
Overall, the English III curriculum looks GREAT! I am very excited to get to work with this class. The World Geography class is also coming along. I have been receiving donations on our hands on world geography project on DonorsChoose. It looks like the project will fund with only $187 to go. This project will allow the students to really "get dirty" in their study of Geography. It will also afford me the opportunity to work in a more project based learning environment -- which I love.
This week will consist of final exam prep and semester wrap up activities. I will miss my students this term, but it is time to focus on the next group!
Mr. J is a high school teacher in New Orleans, Louisiana. Mr. J believes in the power of educators to help children and families achieve. Follow his blog for tips and techniques to keep engagement high and student achievement at the forefront.