Dear student teaching, I’d like my life back. Thanks, Seriously if it’s not written down it’s not getting done.
Peachy keen: 4 Legal Ways To Get Free Textbooks. →
1. Open Culture: Not a large a selection, but high quality texts. If you just want to skim a book to brush up on a course you took in ninth grade, download one of these. I have yet to be disappointed. 2. Book Boon: Provides free college-level textbooks in a PDF format. Probably the widest range of subjects on the web. The site is also pretty. 3. Flat World Knowledge: The world’s largest...
Me: What do you want to be when you grow up?
Little Boy: The guy who robs banks...
Me: (stifling a laugh) Um...is...is that a very nice thing?
Little Boy: (snickering) Noooo
Me: Okay, so what do you want to be?
Little Boy: A cop.
Butterflies Are Free: Reading is Thinking →
wincherella: During the first month of school, we spend a lot of time on reviewing reading concepts such as different reading strategies and different ways to read. One of the major ones we focus on is how reading is thinking and not just reading the words. The way we introduce this is by doing a read aloud/think aloud with the students. We generally choose a picture book with an older theme,...
psych-facts: 10 Mental Blocks of Creative Thinking →
psych-facts: 1. Trying to Find the “Right” Answer One of the worst aspects of formal education is the focus on the correct answer to a particular question or problem. While this approach helps us function in society, it hurts creative thinking because real-life issues are ambiguous. There’s often more than one “correct” answer, and the second one you come up with might be better than the...
Technology in Education: Between the cat images... →
techedblog: Between the cat images and celebrity garbage the Internet actually manages to boast educational potential. Considerable educational potential, in fact. Even that Twitter thing the kids are into these days, with its 140-characters and its perpetual haze of pound signs, has its uses–and quick, simple ways a bit more accessible than facebook. Here are 28 to get you started. ...
Embodied Pedagogy: Sharpening Your Mind by Moving...
Posted by Joeritta de Almeida on Thu, Sep 20, 2012 @ 06:37 PM Wheelock Assistant Professor Joeritta De Almeida Teaches Body Awareness Moving the body affects the mind in ways that just thinking doesn’t. Making yourself aware of your body through moving and breathing helps not only to revitalize your body, but it helps to relax you – raising your consciousness and making you more present. Over...
What are productive questions? What are...
Productive Questions These questions will motivate all students to think, reason, and act scientifically. Unproductive Questions These questions are less likely to result in a discussion or piece of writing that reflects scientific thinking and reasoning.
“Confusion is where we do some of our best thinking. By ending confusion and giving children the answers we let them off the hook.” ~Jeffrey Winkour
Right now in my Teaching Science to Children class...
The theory behind this is that if you hum to them they will come out of their shells.
What type of format do you use when writing lesson plans? Why do you do it that way?
criticalconsciousness: 3 important... →
Engel v. Vitale (1962) School initiated-prayer in the public school system violates the First Amendment. In the New York school system, each day began with a nondenominational prayer acknowledging dependence upon God. This action was challenged in Court as an unconstitutional state establishment of religion in violation of the First Amendment. The Supreme Court agreed, stating that the government...
Teaching related facts today...
Me: When you write an addition fact, you add the part and part to get the whole. When you write a subtraction fact, you write the whole first, then subtract a part to get the other part.
Students start working....5 minutes later....
Gifted Kid: I GET IT! IT'S LIKE MIXING COLORS! Like blue plus yellow equals green! And when you start with green and take away blue, it's yellow!