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Friday, April 30, 2010
Using his extensive experience in the production of motion pictures, videos, and television commercials, Anderson brings the same visual excitement and heart-pounding action to his stories. Each book has completely different characters, setting, and plot.
Anderson has published eight books so far with many more on the horizon. He shares how his distaste for reading as a boy led him to writing childrens books in this TeachHUB exclusive. Read More
Thursday, April 29, 2010
Yet we still need to slap a smile on our faces, get up at the crack of dawn and troop into our classrooms to do actual, meaningful work. Despite the pervasive Debbie Downer spirit which seems to be all the rage right now. Here are some tips to stay sane admist the education world's insanity.
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Rather than fighting a losing battle with video games, it's time to start brining gaming into learning. There are a ton of free interactive gaming sites with serious educational value.
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
ReadWriteThink is one of those amazing websites, so hopefully my exploration can lead your way!
School couselors are an often under-utilized division of the staff. They are there to support the academic achievement, career development, and personal and social well-being of students.
By outlining the five main ways that school counselors support teachers and students, I hope to help you make the most of the services and staff available to you and reach students on every level.
Monday, April 26, 2010
They appear in no particular order.
1. Dead Poets Society (1989)
Robin Williams gives a shockingly understated, touching portrayal of a teacher who brings inspiration to the lives of his straight-laced prep school students. A little saccharine but mostly sincere, Dead Poets Society is guaranteed to infuse poetry into the most prosaic days.
2. Teachers (1984)
Teachers taps into the realities of teaching with over-the-top satire, including disappearing desks, a brawl over the copy machine and a star substitute who is actually an escaped mental patient. Nick Nolte stars as the slacker hero who brings heart to this spoof.
Friday, April 23, 2010
Kristin shares her experience and her theories on how to heal these wounds and prevent them in the future.
I am excited by the way the iPad can revolutionize the reading of books (and comic books!), surfing the web, watching TV/movies, and even just "living room" computing in general. While it is not a replacement for a full laptop, the iPad is a fantastic tool for the storage and consumption of media... And that's where my concern kicks in. Read More
Thursday, April 22, 2010
If you pulled aside your average non-educator American citizen and inquired about his support for tenure, I would venture that such support would be fairly low. In other words, I think it is safe to say that regardless of whatever benefits there still may be for teacher tenure, those arguments are losing in the court of public relations.
We’ve all heard (and used) the excuses: it's not a practical option in all areas; it takes more energy to recycle some materials than it does to create new ones; the sorting process is too confusing, or takes too long; my students need to be the priority, not their garbage.
Though it may not be a question on standardized tests, recycling, energy conservation and green living are crucial factors in our world. Students need to know about these issues in order to be informed citizens, as well as responsible Earth-dwellers.
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
“If you are absent 10 days a semester, you can’t pass the class.”
“If you fail this class, you’ll have to go to summer school.”
“If you fail summer school, you won’t graduate.”
It seems now there are endless options to still succeed even after failing to heed the warnings of educator after educator.
Friday, April 16, 2010
With great prizes such as an Optoma portable projector with integral DVD player and sound system or an eNotes premium subscription (valued at $500) on the line, how could you not enter?
Our Ed Tech is Busted Contest
From now through Monday, May 17th TeachHUB is looking for the most pathetic, compelling and entertaining Ed Tech stories. (And trust me when I say the sadder, the better!)
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Thursday, April 15, 2010
The first step is to set aside any emotional reactions based on your personal experiences and approach your adult math experience with a fresh perspective and an open mind.
More than any other subject, math seems to inspire the most myths and misconceptions. Hopefully, this article will dispel these ‘myths about math.’
Schools around the country are considering the four-day work week to deal with extreme budget cuts. With a shorter week, these schools can save thousands of dollars a year on busing costs and building utilities.
There has been a mixed reaction to this drastic change to the school schedule. In order to maintain required instructional hours, schools will likely extend the school day and/or have shorter summer breaks. Some educators, educators and even students worry that the 4-day schedule will be too much for students and hurt overall achievement and learning in schools.
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
As exciting as this is, it also means there are (at least) two HUGE tasks you have staring you in the face. read more
Monday, April 12, 2010
9-12: Some students worried about their parents reaction to an integrated prom. Think of a time when obeying your parents' (school's or other authority's) wishes conflicted with what you thought was right. What did you do?
Friday, April 9, 2010
With an air of satire and ever-present quick wit, the story follows Payman from his college days through his politically-charged experience in the classroom, both beginning and ending with Payman at school on 9/11. Despite the heavy subject matter, Payman’s memoir is a colorful, truly human story of a caring, talented teacher. Both Payman and his book have enough humor to make his teachers at clown college (he has a Street Theater degree from London).
Payman shares his unique perspective on education in this TeachHUB interview. read more
Thursday, April 8, 2010
PDFs have always been a valuable tool for sharing documents digitally, but now Adobe Reader makes it easy to adapt, highlight and comment on PDFs on the computer. This saves the hassle of printing, making notes and potentially losing those notes in a sea of other papers.
From a teaching perspectives, this is also valuable because you can you add notes, additional direction or other adaptations to ready-made worksheets and reading materials for your students. You can even post them to the class website or blog for easy access.
Since some of these features are “hidden,” I am going to take you on a tour. read more
“We have a whole generation being raised without communication skills,” says Jacquie Ream, former teacher and author of “K.I.S.S. Keep It Short and Simple” (Book Publishers Network). She contends text messaging and the internet are destroying the way our kids read, think, and write.
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Here are the 5 foolproof tips to motivate even the most reluctant student.
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
With inclusion on the rise, teachers are sharing classrooms more than ever and becoming an effective co-teaching partner is a teaching essential.
Several collaborative teaching approaches have proven to be successful to guide educators who work together in co-teaching partnerships to differentiate instruction.
The approaches include: read more
In a real nail biter that came down to the final moments...
Monday, April 5, 2010
"My students accepted a challenge and asked for extra time to work on it! The room was quiet with only the sound of pencils moving across the paper. Almost every student wanted to share their answer!" - Christin Williams
Friday, April 2, 2010
The winner will be chosen Monday, April 5. You must be an educator or school employee to win. Prize will be mailed to your school address.
In the last five years, all but two students graduated from the charter school you founded, University Academy. What is the secret of the University Academy’s success?
Thursday, April 1, 2010
Watch children at recess in a playground – do you see the boys play on the field as girls congregate by the swings?