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Friday, July 23, 2010
1. Where do you get your news?
a. Newspaper and radio
c. Following CNN on facebook and twitter
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Thursday, July 22, 2010
Teachers have always sought out new and effective ways to motivate students, but now business leaders are getting involved. With private funding, schools across the country are testing a new strategy: paying students for good grades and higher test scores.
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Now let's explore ways to make the classroom library not an "add on" to curriculum or a luxury item for independent reading but an embedded literacy strategy, one that promotes independent reading.
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Here are my tried and true teaching strategies to garner success with ADHD and ADD students demonstrated through this fossil activity.
Monday, July 19, 2010
As much as we say, and I believe, that it is a safe place for students to learn and teachers to work, it’s never that surprising about once a month to hear the stampede of teenager feet, making a Beatle-mania run to the latest skirmish. What does surprise me were the featured combatants.
Here are my top 12 ways to rock your summer break on a budget!
Friday, July 16, 2010
As a teacher-of-the-year and cartoonist, Ramon Ramirez uses classroom challenges and teachers lounge fodder as inspiration for his art.
Ramon's Teacher Toons spreads laughter outside his Texas high school to fellow humor-seeking educators around the country, including the nearly 1,000 fans on facebook. Ramon gave TeachHUB the inside scoop on how humor and positivity are the keys to his classroom success.
Thursday, July 15, 2010
A flood of wannabe teachers are rushing to the Ed-arena now that the business world is in the gutter. Do you/they have what it takes? Take the TeachHUB quiz and find out.
If you answer yes to these questions, teaching may be the career for you: Take the quiz
A recent study from the National Bureau of Economic Research has shown that adding an accomplished teacher to a teaching team or department has a strong beneficial effect on student achievement. Many have reported this as “old news”, since most teachers could tell you that good teachers help students to do better work.
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
When I moved from the kindergarten classroom to fourth grade, I thought I would leave them behind but boy was I wrong! Here are a few of my favorite wordless books for all ages.
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
K-12 teachers have taken advantage of Twitter’s format to keep their classes engaged and up-to-date on the latest technologies. The following projects provide you and your students with 50 ways to incorporate Twitter into important and lasting lessons.
Monday, July 12, 2010
Invite Guest Speakers
Bring in a guest speaker who works in a field connected to what you’re studying. An English teacher may get new levels of effort if her students realize that writing essays can prepare them to be a journalist that reviews videos games or interviews famous people. And math teachers who constantly get asked, “Why do I need to know this?” may benefit from introducing an architect, computer programmer, or scientist who uses math on a regular basis.
Friday, July 9, 2010
3-5: I Feel The Need, the Need for Speed To work on a pit stop crew, you have to be really fast. If you could pick one thing to be able to do really quickly, what would it be and why?
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When students range in their stages of second language acquisition, their practice and classroom assignments can and should look different.
Differentiating lessons doesn’t have to be a hassle. Here are 3 simple steps to adapt lessons for your ELL students!
Thursday, July 8, 2010
Well, I’ve got a new resource for you that will make every message memorable. Say hello to animoto.
KC schools will focus on more personalized and individual learning than classroom-style instruction. Students will be grouped by ability and move up once they've mastered the skill.
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
Happily, there are plenty of ways to enjoy the beauties of summer and teach valuable skills at the same time.
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
One thing I noticed is that some of classroom charts are looking...well...sad. Sad, unused and shabby. At one time they stood as beautifully color-coordinated monuments to our learning, but now, now my friends, they have become simply wallpaper.
Here is my list of strategies to amp up my charts as the school year kicks off this fall! Read More
According to the Council for American Private Education (CAPE), private schools make up 25% of all schools in the country, enrolling 11% of all U.S. PK-12 students. To fully understand the current state of American education, we need to find the truth amongst the most common myths about private schools:
Thursday, July 1, 2010
Chicago: An honor roll student from Fenger High School, Derrion Albert, was brutal beaten to death by four classmates on his way home from school. The incident received international attention after a YouTube video of the beating was released.
Texas: A special ed teacher known for using music therapy in the classroom was stabbed to death by a student at John Tyler High School outside of Dallas.
South Florida: An “altercation” between two male students led to the stabbing death of one student. This took place between first and second period classes at Coral Gables High School.
How can we prevent more violence from pervading youth culture – in schools and out?