#EE: Bad Advice for Teachers →
eddieevans: I received two terrible pieces of advice during my student teaching and first years in the classroom that I’ve found are very common. They may be the two most prominent pieces of advice given in Teacher Education Programs. Once I was distanced from both of these schools of thought, my ability to… <3 this. Click through for the whole thing. Short and sweet, but great...
Education Secretary Duncan →
alexainslie: “If you look at (education) as a civil rights issue, as an economic imperative, as an issue of national security — I look at it through all three of those lenses — we have to get better faster than we ever have in education,” Duncan said during a speech Wednesday, April 20, in Richardson Auditorium of Alexander Hall. “Somehow, we have a 19th-century model for a 21st-century...
Scholastic: 8 Lessons Learned on Differentiating... →
Throughout that year, I utilized a variety of management pointers for a differentiated classroom that had been presented during the conference. These guidelines helped me to begin integrating basic differentiation without losing my sanity. Here are some of those basic points to help you create a solid foundation for differentiation in your classroom Some excellent tips on using differentiated...
Using Google Voice to contact parents
thingsforteachers: Note: I originally posted this in early October, when I first started using Google Voice to contact parents. Today was my self-deemed parent phone call day after school, and again I turned to Google Voice. It’s helped me immensely throughout the year, and I still recommend it to teachers looking for a good way to contact parents outside of school. Google Voice is a free...
My advice for young female writers would be to shoot high and not cower.– Jennifer Egan from this WSJ piece: http://on.wsj.com/ginb6r HEAR HEAR! (via booksijustread)
‘The proper stimulants to study,’ Haven added, ‘are not medals, or position in...– From “Before the G.P.A” by James Tobin in University of Michigan’s online magazine, Michigan Today. Before 1912, U-M did not give letter grades—it only passed students or failed them. The article examines the reasoning behind this philosophy and its ramifications. (via tolivecontent) ...
rosiegotbitter asked: Hello, my name is Jessica and I am taking a mass communication class at university. I'm asking teachers their views on social media (facebook, blogs, etc.) used in the classroom and what is and is not appropriate communication between teachers and students using these mediums. If you would be willing to help me out with your opinions that would be great. Thanks for the help, hope you have...
knight2teacher asked: Thank you for your comment on my post about inclusive pre-k. I will admit I really do not know much about Autism, except that it is characterized by a lack of social skills or the ability to interpret the meaning of others. From what I've picked up here and there (which is likely to be more of the stereotype than the reality) is that they are very withdrawn and do not communicate or if they...
I have 101 followers.
lessonsfroma4thgrader: Oh, snap. You should totally have more because you post such great stuff. I recommend checking this one out! :-)
Teaching Idea: Using Alanis Morissette's 'Ironic'...
You mean to teach what is not ironic? Or were you being ironic?
Weekend Project: Build A Web Presence for Your... →
thingsforteachers: Richard Byrne outlines a couple of ways to create a web presence for yourself, which is increasingly important to do as a K-12 educator today. He includes how to videos and various resources to get started. I know a lot of you are beginning spring break or will start spring break soon, so this is a great time to tackle this kind of project!
Free Earth Day Booklet PDF →
Has lesson ideas, activities, and facts. Woot!
So You Want to Teach: 5 Killer Classroom... →
NPR: Autistic Kids Learn To Survive, And Thrive,... →
But as a student living with Asperger’s syndrome, a high-functioning form of autism, the everyday social interactions of college life can be awkward. Heim is part of a new influx of kids with autism who are heading off to college, creating a new demand for college services to help students with autism fit in, graduate and find jobs. Colorado State is one of a handful of schools that...
This is not an obstacle. This is merely a pothole.
autismsucks: This is not a closed street, its an opportunity to take another path