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Teacher of the Year stresses the basics - SouthCoastToday.com

Teacher of the Year stresses the basics - SouthCoastToday.com | Becky Free | Scoop.it

--I found this article to be very inspiring. I truly liked the idea that this teacher puts notes in the boxes of other teachers. I find that some of the older teachers do not like to recognize when new teachers are doing a good job with their students, but sometimes that new teacher could be on the brink of giving up and words from an expereinced teacher could give them that positive feedback needed to keep up the good work. And really in the end who is benefiting the most? The students!--


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Liz Becker's comment, May 31, 2012 1:30 PM
I really like the idea of putting notes in other teachers' boxes. I also like the emphasis on relationships not only with students, but with other teachers. It is so important to have those good professional relationships that support and push you to be a better teacher. Some of my own best teachers have been my colleagues.
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Best Books for Middle Schoolers: From Our Wonderful Middle School Librarian! : PragmaticMom

Best Books for Middle Schoolers: From Our Wonderful Middle School Librarian! : PragmaticMom | Becky Free | Scoop.it

Best chapter books for Middle School including Adventure/Mystery, Realistic Fiction, Humorous, Historical Fiction, Graphic Novels, Fantasy, and more.

 

--This is a great way to choose what is popular among our middle school readers. Choosing the right book is the best way to keep our students excited about reading! I found two on the list I will check out for my reluctant 13yr old nephew.. He is a good reader, but will not read unless the book fits his attitude for the moment ;)---Becky

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WatchKnowLearn - Free K-12 educational videos

WatchKnowLearn - Free K-12 educational videos | Becky Free | Scoop.it

A video highlighting strategies for improving students' comprehension. 


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Donna Brown's comment, May 23, 2012 3:33 PM
Thanks for the great site.
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Problem-based learning: Why Project-Based Learning Can Improve Motivation And Relevance In Your Classroom

Problem-based learning: Why Project-Based Learning Can Improve Motivation And Relevance In Your Classroom | Becky Free | Scoop.it

Project-based learning increases student engagement.

 

--I worked under a teacher who used project based learning and I am a firm believer in this teaching style. Her students were motivated and on task when producing their projects. They were also given a rubrics so they knew what was expected of them within the project and they knew what it would take to produce the highest quality project. The students were allowed to choose from a few options of projects, but they all were ways for the student to comphrehend what they had been studying through the unit. Motivation was the key to the success I witnessed in her classroom.---Becky


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Liz Becker's comment, May 31, 2012 1:35 PM
I think project-based learning is a good way to motivate students. In my last district, we had a PBL school that students could elect to attend for 1/2 of their day. They received their core curriculum instruction in this way. I had a few chances to visit as a guest speaker and as a presentation evaluater and they were all good experiences. It was really great to see how they integrated everything and the impact it had on students.
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Aggregate, Curate and Create Your Own Textbook | Powerful Learning Practice

Aggregate, Curate and Create Your Own Textbook | Powerful Learning Practice | Becky Free | Scoop.it

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Nancy's comment, January 25, 2012 1:02 PM
Thanks for sharing! Very interesting site!