BJ Pinchbeck's Homework Helper was established in April 1996 when BJ was 9 years old. The site is totally redesigned and offers links to many quality education sites for English, Math, Science, Art/Music, etc.
Today is Tuesday, October 6, the 279th day of 2015. There are 86 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On October 6, 1973, war erupted in the Middle East as Egypt and Syria launched a surprise attack on Israel during the Yom Kippur holiday.
House Republicans have just passed a bill through the House Ways and Means committee that, should it be approved by the full House, will make the nation's teachers eligible for a tax credit of up to $250 for purchasing their own supplies.
This resource list from retired middle school teacher Phil Nast is packed with links to map-related resources around the web. Here educators will find links to lesson plans about latitude and longitude, topographic maps, historical maps, and genomic maps.
On Sept. 11, 2001, America faced an unprecedented day of terror as 19 al-Qaida members hijacked four passenger jetliners, sending two of the planes smashing into New York's World Trade Center, one into the Pentagon and the fourth into a field in western Pennsylvania, resulting in nearly 3,000 deaths.
It's been two decades since my first year in the classroom. I reflect on that time and wish I'd known a few things about myself, about teaching, and about my students. Some of what I wish I'd known could have been shared with me -- some I just had to live and learn from.
Looking for information on guiding classroom communities, minimizing disruptions, and developing class routines to help students stay engaged and focused on learning? This resource collection is packed with useful tips, tools, and advice.
The American Bar Association (ABA) hosts an excellent web page designed to detail the intricacies of how courts in America actually work. Here readers will find four informative sections, including information about Courts and Legal Procedure, Steps in a Trial, The Human Side of Being a Judge, and Mediation.
Today is Friday, September 18, the 261st day of 2015. There are 104 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On September 18, 1793, President George Washington laid the cornerstone of the U.S. Capitol.
Today is Tuesday, September 15, the 258th day of 2015. There are 107 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On September 15, 1940, during the World War II Battle of Britain, the tide turned as the Royal Air Force inflicted heavy losses upon the Luftwaffe.
Mindfulness in higher education, or "contemplative pedagogy," is "designed to quiet and shift the habitual chatter of the mind to cultivate a capacity for deepened awareness, concentration, and insight." These resources on Vanderbilt University's Center for Teaching website are designed primarily for university faculty. However, they can be utilized by educators who serve diverse age populations, from children to the elderly.
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