I've really been struggling with one of my classes. I tried to do activities and students would get out of control. I would end the day with a headache. Out of frustration I went back to more traditional teaching methods. Even I was bored by the end of class. Today I had a small victory. I paired my students up and they partner read three pages to get an overview. After that I assigned them a topic and a slide in a class presentation. They had to do a little research and create an Adobe Voice to add to the slide. They had 55 minutes to work on the slide and video. Tomorrow I will have them present and I am going to assign them a different slide to write a quiz question. Today was a good class day.
I am a Social Science instructor at Aurora High School. I am currently teaching College/Honors American History and American History.