Have you ever heard of flip teaching ? The idea is so simple it’s brilliant.
"Have you ever heard of flip teaching? The idea is so simple it’s brilliant. In a flipped classroom, students watch videos, listen to podcasts, and do background reading outside of class so that the actual time with the teacher can be spent in meaningful discussion, doing collaborative work, and trying hands-on projects instead of listening to lectures."
There's no doubt that many of the top careers of the future will involve science, technology, engineering and math. So, what are you doing to integrate STEM into your everyday classroom activities?
"Have your students calculate their own scores … as well as averages, percentages and more … on each of their assignments or integrate concepts like measurement, mass and finance into your science and art classes." Ummm, YES!
Our guest blogger, Joann Wasik, is a regular columnist at TheGateway.org
Each May, the nation celebrates National Physical Fitness and Sports Month.
"Regular physical exercise is vital to student learning. Studies show that students are able to concentrate better and stay focused for longer periods of time when they’ve participated in exercise. Exposure to endurance-type of exercise, such as running or skipping, appears to be the most effective, with test subjects’ scores all increasing by a wide margin after such exercise." Get that exercise in!
If there’s one thing we know about teaching, it’s that very few people know what it’s like to work with 20 (okay, 35) students, day in and day out, in an attempt to meet a long list of individual and corporate educational goals.
Love it! So funny!!
"The comeback: “I’m not opposed to being paid what I’m worth. The trouble is defining the value of a good teacher by test scores. Unless, of course, you think your SAT score was the ultimate predictor of your worth.”"