When Ed Knight wants to find out what his 6-year-old did in school, he can scroll the Twitter feed on his iPhone for clues to start a conversation with his quiet son, who sometimes holds back when recounting details of his day.
We have been thinking about how to stay warm and how to cool down. To stay warm you can use a fire or a hot water bottle. You can wear lots of clothes like hats, scarves and gloves. You can tuck things in and fasten things up.
Use this link to access YouTube.com/education. This link is for schools with open access to YouTube and looking for edu type materials. If your system blocks YouTube, you can set up a school account by searching "YouTube For Schools" and then accessing materials in that way. You should still get admin permission to avoid bumps.
Summary of #Kinderchat's intriguing discussion about teacher evaluations. The conversation became even more intriguing as well as disheartening; when the matter of teachers being evaluated on tests scores was ...
Earlier this year around the first of December we discussed how things decompose during a lesson. I'm not exactly sure how we got on the topic but it was a great discussion and my class showed a lot of interest.
This week we went to the hall with the whole school for the Cultural Assembly. It was very exciting with lion dancers, Korean and Chinese fan dancers, some Taekwondo and some fantastic Korean drumming.
My favorite activity this week was spending time outside with my students exploring nature. There was not a learning target, lesson, or expected "goal". That has been one of the big changes in my classroom this year.
Not everyone believes in the importance of fairy tales for kids. In fact, 25% of parents recently surveyed said they wouldn't read fairy tales to a child under five years old because they didn't teach a good lesson or were too scary.