tomesawayfromhome said: For those of us in high school or middle school, would you talk a little about what happens in elementary school? This seems silly, but I’ve always wondered where the focus is, how the time is broken up by subject, how much depends on state testing. I’m sure it depends somewhat state-by-state. My school(s) have set what time I teach each subject, and how long those...
School Districts Team Up to Demand Better... →
coolcatteacher: Educators are coming together to say they will reject textbooks and instructional materials not aligned with Common Core Math and literacy standards. My new book, Collaborative writing in the cloud, will be aligned with common core writing standards. This is a collective effort. If you’re a publisher or author, read this article.
Interview Questions to help you prepare →
teamteachers: Over a year ago, I (positivelypersistentteach) suggested we make a list of questions that Tumblrs are asked on interviews in order to help each other prepare for our job hunts. World-shaker in turn made this google doc. I’ve seen a lot of requests for interview questions to practice on Tumblr lately, so I am posting this again because it seems a lot of you have missed it. Please...
Greater segregation for region's black, Latino... →
misseducation: Chicago sees resegregation WBEZ’s analysis shows a stark resegregation of the city’s schools: ►The number of Chicago public schools that are 90 percent or more black has increased in the last 20 years, from 276 to 287. That’s despite a 57,000-student drop in black enrollment in the district. ►71.0 percent of all CPS black students go to extremely racially isolated schools or...
My AP students'
detroitsomething: thank you/music video is going live today. Get ready! Whose excited!? ME! (and Jake)
(Also instead of showing him the normal deference...
librarianpirate: (I apologized profusely but he was fine with it.) I love this.
I threw a wish in the well
My 8 year old cousin and I are making these... →
We know you’re jealous.
If you have any questions regarding Part 1 of Love...
teamteachers: It is on our main page here and looks like a pencil.
Control is a shared commodity. An adult only takes the amount of control needed...– (Four Key Principles of Love and Logic) Love and Logic, pg 109 I would imagine that the adult would have more control the younger the child was and slightly changing as the child-aged. If we are to expect students to eventually be responsible and take control of their lives, than it would only be...
25 Women In STEM You Should Know About →
teachlet: gjmueller: Here’s the list, read the article fore more details: Sally Ride, Physicist, Former NASA Astronaut Red Burns, Godmother of Silicon Alley Missy Cummings, Associate Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics, MIT Caterina Fake, Flickr Co-Founder Maria Klawe, President, Harvey Mudd College Susan Helms, Active Duty Commander, 14th Air Force, Commander, Joint Functional...
Would your school ever do a flash mob with staff and parents? I have to admit I can’t imagine my principal and assistant principal sashaying on the play ground with feather boas. But this was pretty awesome, and I have to imagine it did a lot for the sense of school community among parents and teachers. Way to go P.S. 10 in Brooklyn
You can tell when I have a migraine because I make...
181 Google Tricks That Will Save You Time |... →
I thought I would know all of these, but I didn’t.
Why Bother Educating the Poor? →
Are education reforms making a difference in the lives of poor students? Or are they a charade? Whoa buddy. I really wish that headline was phrased differently. We educate the poor, because when we look at our students we shouldn’t see a potential earnings number. We should see an individual. Americans have the right to the pursuit of happiness. Education is the responsibility of...
When what happened today, happened.
inothernews: I was sitting with a bunch of co-workers in a conference room, eyes and ears tuned to CNN and watching Wolf Blitzer talking to their correspondent at the Supreme Court, waiting for the chyron to change, indicating that their producer inside the building got word of the Justices’ ruling. And when that lower-third flashed — that SCOTUS had killed the individual mandate — my heart...
The Reason I Love President Obama and Obamacare
barackobama: Valerie left this in our inbox yesterday, before we knew what today’s decision would be: In January of 2010, I had landed a job as an assistant teacher for a preschool daycare program at my mom’s church. It wasn’t full-time, but it was sufficient, and I knew I’d enjoy playing with the kids, reading books to them and playing house and all. When I got there, though, I was told of a...
I have yet to have a student tell me they can’t use technology in class because...– tweeted by @sjunkins and retweeted more than 500 times at ISTE 2012 (via holtthink)
When someone starts talking about college
whatshouldwecallme: YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS What I’d give to be 21 and in college again!
Wanna Know Why the Bullied Bus Monitor Is Now... →
lipstick-feminists: goldenrodrunning submitted: The vacation fund for Karen Klein, the 68-year-old grandmother who was harassed and threatened by boys on the school bus she was monitoring has just hit half a million dollars. It’s great that kind souls, feeling like they want to do something, have stepped up and made financial donations. But let’s get real: We’re to blame. We’re the reason she...
If you could create your own 5 person team of teachers, who would be on your teaching team? You may choose from fiction or real life. If they didn’t have teaching credentials, they went back and got them. -grayer 5 people, not including myself, and I am going to exclude Tumblrs and people I know in real life from the list Professor McGonagall Leonardo Da Vinci Mother Theresa Bill Nye...
Science sells itself. It needs no polish or varnish or manufactured appeal to be...– Megan Garber, reacting to a European Commission ad titled “Science: It’s a Girl Thing!” (via theatlantic)
Today during an interview I was asked what sort of lesson plan I would use for intensive reading students that would be active and impress a onlooker like the principal. I answered that I would have them work on building a website for one of the characters in the book we are reading to have them display their understanding as well as have fun with technology. I’m not sure if this is what...
In response to Itssnix's post
Here. These are my results: ESFJ (Extravert, Sensitive, Feeling, Judging). But, I can’t figure out how to copy and paste the whole thing here. It means I am a Guardian by the Keirsey Temperament and I have the symbolic name of the provider. I match well with ISFP - composer and INFP - healer. My best friend is a doctor, so I can’t say it is off. Edit: Itssnix suggested a screen...