Priscila Samuel

Originally from Brazil, Priscila Samuel teaches Journalism at Randolph Community Middle School in Randolph, MA. She earned her Master's degree from the University of Pittsburgh where she taught in the Pittsburgh School District for one year before working as an editor of school curriculum for Lincoln Learning Solutions. Priscila returned to her home state of Massachusetts in 2016. ​Journalism is brand new to RPS and Priscila has worked hard to create innovative, engaging, and relevant curriculum for her students. The class focuses on current events, digital citizenship, social media, and fake news. All students in Priscila's class use the blog on a weekly basis in order to engage in digital communication and practice academic digital writing.

Back-to-School Blogging Topics

Back-to-School Blogging Topics

The start of the school-year can be a hectic and stressful time for teachers, students, and parents.  Everyone has become accustomed to the summer lifestyle where you have an abundance of free time and a less structured daily life. Getting back into the swing of things at school can be a difficult transition for children

The start of the school-year can be a hectic and stressful time for teachers, students, and parents.  Everyone has become accustomed to the summer lifestyle where you have an abundance of free time and a less structured daily life. Getting back into the swing of things at school can be a difficult transition for children... read more

Interdisciplinary Blogging

Interdisciplinary Blogging

The ability to connect content from one subject matter to another is essential to authenticate the learning experience for students. Sometimes, this can be very difficult to do, especially if you don’t have cross-curricular planning time as a part of your teaching schedule. Unfortunately, as a Journalism teacher, I do not have this planning time

The ability to connect content from one subject matter to another is essential to authenticate the learning experience for students. Sometimes, this can be very difficult to do, especially if you don’t have cross-curricular planning time as a part of your teaching schedule. Unfortunately, as a Journalism teacher, I do not have this planning time... read more

Getting Students Interested in Current Events

Getting Students Interested in Current Events

Sometimes middle school students just aren’t interested in current events. A reason for this might be that students don’t have the space to explore these issues with their peers. As a journalism teacher, I strive to encourage student interest in current events because I want children to become informed citizens as they grow up. Current

Sometimes middle school students just aren’t interested in current events. A reason for this might be that students don’t have the space to explore these issues with their peers. As a journalism teacher, I strive to encourage student interest in current events because I want children to become informed citizens as they grow up. Current... read more

Give a Voice to the Quiet Student

Give a Voice to the Quiet Student

As a teacher of over 100 students, it can be difficult to provide the individualized attention that each student deserves within fifty-minute periods. This can be even more problematic in larger class sizes of 20-30 students. In a large class, a majority of my energy is spent with two categories of students: the ones that

As a teacher of over 100 students, it can be difficult to provide the individualized attention that each student deserves within fifty-minute periods. This can be even more problematic in larger class sizes of 20-30 students. In a large class, a majority of my energy is spent with two categories of students: the ones that... read more

Blogging & standardized tests: Using Kidblog to familiarize students with tech

Blogging & standardized tests: Using Kidblog to familiarize students with tech

I have high expectations for blogging; students are not allowed to use “text-talk.” They know that blog posts won’t be accepted unless words are spelled out, capitalized, and have punctuation.

I have high expectations for blogging; students are not allowed to use "text-talk." They know that blog posts won't be accepted unless words are spelled out, capitalized, and have punctuation.... read more