Clendenning's Classroom of Coolness

 (4)
United States - Wisconsin - Wausau
Clendenning's Classroom of Coolness
4.0
4 votes
The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows.
 
FREE Download
Assess the general quality of my work with this free download
clear search
My Products
sort by:
Best Seller
view:
This 2-day activity includes almost everything you need to know in an entertaining, visual format. Designed for 8th graders, but advanced enough for high schoolers, both the content and experiment will keep your students engaged. I included a link
$2.00
3 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PPTX (0.67 MB)
I assembled the presentation myself and tried to highlight the most important and interesting aspects of the Korean and Vietnam War as a part of a Cold War class. Enjoy! I own no rights to the images used in the presentation.
Grades:
Types:
$2.00
not yet rated
Digital Download PPT (5.26 MB)
I created my own lecture slides and converted them to Powerpoint on here, but I also supplied a link to the preferable Google Slides version. You don't need Google Slides to access this version as it works on the internet and doesn't require a
$3.00
not yet rated
Digital Download PPTX (8.10 MB)
In this exciting 4-day lesson. You will get complete directions on how to create an engaging lesson about the U.S. Presidents. Students will research, role-play, and watch each other's augmented reality videos (Auras) as they try to figure out which
FREE
2 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (1.66 MB)
showing 1-4 of 4

Ratings

Digital Items
4.0
Overall Quality:
4.0
Accuracy:
4.0
Practicality:
4.0
Thoroughness:
4.0
Creativity:
4.0
Clarity:

4.0
Total:
4 total vote(s)
Ask Clendenning's Classroom of Coolness a question. They will receive an automated email and will return to answer you as soon as possible. Please Login to ask your question.
TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I spent three years teaching English as a Second Language in China and while working there met my wife and became fluent in Chinese. I have been teaching in the States now for going on five years at a middle school in Central Wisconsin. I have taught 6-8 Social Studies here: Ancient Civilizations, Geography, and Government. I teach high school U.S. History during the summers. My specialty is in reading interventions as RtI is taking over everything.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I am a master of differentiation as my students' needs include every acronym in the alphabet - except for maybe FBI. I generally have three lessons in one: one for each approximate learning level but all with the same learning target. I rely on technology; since the 1:1 tech initiative a few years back, I can't go back. Although I enjoy lecturing, I rarely do it, or at least I only do it for small chunks. One such lesson might include a warm-up trivia question about the news (watch a quick video and listen for the answer), a 10-minute lecture, reading on the same material as the lecture, and assignment which requires them to look at another source - I call these Learning Rotations. With middle school students, it's important to keep things moving. High school students get bored easily, so I use technology to engage them.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Elected as Tech Mentor

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

M.E. Instructional Technology (in progress) B.A. UWSP: Social Sciences, Education, History, International Studies, Teaching English as a Second Language (minor) Google Certified (in progress)

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Born and raised in Stevens Point. Bounced back and forth between China and Point to complete my undergraduate degree. I have been living in Wausau for three years now and have two daughters (Esther and Naomi). My family and teaching are what I wake up for in the morning, literally. :)

Teachers Pay Teachers

Teachers Pay Teachers is an online marketplace where teachers buy and sell original educational materials.

Learn More

Keep in Touch!

Sign Up