Recap: California Tour 2018!

The Heritage Academy (Mesa) Chamber Orchestra has safely returned home from our Southern California 2018 Tour! What a jam packed weekend full of fun memories including a chilly breakfast at the beach, ultimate Frisbee, a day full of music, an evening on a yacht at the San Diego bay, and a wonderful day at [...]

By | 2018-03-26T16:28:26+00:00 March 26th, 2018|Blog, News|Comments Off on Recap: California Tour 2018!

Study Skills: 6 Tips for Success

Being a math teacher, I am often asked the question, “How do you study for math?”  My answer is practice. Like snowboarding, skateboarding, or even video games, math will get better with practice. However, there are some other key tips that are important for success. Here are my 6 tips for effective studying: 1.  Review [...]

By | 2018-03-26T16:36:21+00:00 March 8th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Study Skills: 6 Tips for Success

Gamification in Education

Gamification is a great way to help students enjoy learning. Students love to play games. From kindergarteners to college students, games keep learning interesting. If you’re struggling to keep your students’ attention on the lesson, gamification could be the remedy you’re looking for. So, what is gamification in education? As the words imply, it [...]

By | 2018-03-01T16:31:17+00:00 March 2nd, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Gamification in Education

Animals in the Classroom: An experiment in hands-on learning

A few years ago, I conducted a research experiment with two of my 7th grade science classes at Heritage Academy, Mesa. This experiment was part of an online graduate level course called Research in Science given through the University of Massachusetts, Lowell.  After years of teaching science, I noticed how excited students are when [...]

By | 2018-02-28T16:25:08+00:00 February 22nd, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Animals in the Classroom: An experiment in hands-on learning
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