A blog following teacher Aaron Jura as he plans engaging, yet relevant English Language Arts content for High School students in New Orleans, LA.
I always hated this question when it came up in job interviews because it inevitably ended in way too long of an answer. For me, I teach because the energy I get from students when they are engaged is overwhelming. As such -- I often teach skills and connect skills using engaging student centered lessons.
I love to teach music as a form of poetry. For this I searched and searched and ran across an amazing blog post by teacher Brian Mooney. This post speaks to my thoughts on the topics he discussed and inspired me to do the same for my students this year.
I created the blendspace lesson and Prezi and have it here for use in your classrooms -- as you see fit.
I really love the level of engagement and excitement when you can activate all minds in the classroom and for me -- the hypnotic lyrics of hip hop music really hits the mark.
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.