Well, this is an eye opener. Has the US gotten stoopider, or are we just focusing more on other areas of study? Discuss.
Interview with the kid below.
LOVE this! A great step-by-step on how to get students engaged in teaching!
I don’t know why I didn’t post this earlier. BEHOLD: ‘The List’ for Educators.
This fellow WordPress blogger has compiled a list of really handy links for free e-books, images, even movies. Legal and easily accessible. Even links to MOOCs!
Give her some clicks to thank her for her compiling work, and check out her blog on e-learning!
Calvin is the source of so much wisdom. How do you make a lesson stick?
A great reminder of how to get (and keep) students engaged, from An Ethical Island:
Well, this is cool.
I spend far too much time at the copy machine.
So much of what makes a good teacher comes from getting to know your pupils. In order to discipline or encourage participation, you need to know students’ names. In order to ensure children progress and achieve their potential, you need to know what they are capable of, know when to push them and know when to give them extra support. In order to provide a safe environment where they feel they can experiment, you need to understand children’s backgrounds and personalities. Having been in my school for so long, I know my students inside out, and we have a strong relationship because of it.
Check out the full post over at Book Snob.
YES ON ALL COUNTS. I started subbing this past week. I am so exhausted now…
My first day in the classroom
When the other teachers see that I am the sub
Any time a kid has to pee
When I threaten to take away recess
When I see a kid eating his own booger
When fifth graders have a writing assignment
When I call a rowdy kid out by name
When I ask a high schooler to do anything
Me 10 minutes after the bell rings