While math and English language arts teachers have a much more direct call for Common Core implementation, teachers in other content areas are also being called to implement the Common Core State Sta
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I am finding that my view of my job is being reshaped. As this article and the common core suggest, while I have trained as a Science teacher, I really should have been trained to teach skills using science as the content. This article reinforces that idea and helps with my retraining.
"Dropbox is my number one productivity tool that I use every single day, both for teaching and personal purposes. If you are still toting around USB thumb-drives and moving files from your home and work computers that way, keep on reading. If not, feel free to check out some of my more advanced Dropbox articles listed below.
For the completely uninitiated, Dropbox is a cloud storage solution that is free for the everyday user. Dropbox will give you (a rather paltry) 2GB of space when you first sign up. You can increase your free space to up to 19GB by doing certain tasks (referrals will net you an extra 500MB each). If you find that you need extra space, you can opt to purchase additional storage of up to 500GB total."
Thanks for sharing, John. I teach in a different classroom every period and Dropbox has saved me from myself. I have left behind innumerable flash drives during my travels and Dropbox has eliminated the need to carry anything physical. This has been a big time and sanity saver.
'The latest findings from the real neuroscience of creativity suggest that the right brain/left brain distinction is not the right one when it comes to understanding how creativity is implemented in the brain.
No one likes failure, the F-word, no matter how you sugarcoat it. But failure is a part of life. Sometimes things don't work out. Sometimes you don't get what you want. Stuff happens. But if we recas
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A good look at the need to proactively teach students how to deal with the feeling of having "failed". The link to the Stanford Resiliency Project is well worht following to see videos of famous "failures" discussing their setbacks.
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"What if, when students failed, teachers praised them? In the business world, the world of entrepreneurship, failure remains inevitable but so does success if you keep plugging away at your goal.
Embracing this in education teaches students to learn that mistakes lead to success. Science teachers probably understand this concept better than most teachers. They just happen to call it hypothesis or refer to it as an experiment instead of failure."
We're all in this together and figuring out how to encourage teamwork in school is something every administrator, teacher, and student should know how to do. The post 27 Easy Ways To Encourage Teamwork In School appeared first on Edudemic.
"Rigor is a fundamental piece of any learning experience.
It is also among the most troublesome due to its relativity. Rigorous for whom? And more importantly, how can you “cause” it?
Barbara Blackburn, author of “Rigor is not a 4-Letter Word,” shared 5 “myths” concerning rigor, and they are indicative of the common misconceptions: that difficult, dry, academic, sink-or-swim learning is inherently rigorous.
Myth #1: Lots of Homework is a Sign of Rigor Myth #2: Rigor Means Doing More Myth #3: Rigor is Not For Everyone Myth #4: Providing Support Means Lessening Rigor Myth #5: Resources Do Not Equal Rigor"
Get recommended app lists, webcasts and resources selected by Apple Distinguished Educators. Our recommended apps have been tested in a variety of different grade levels, instructional strategies and classroom settings.
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Awesome apps lists for the Flipped classroom and SPED
"All of my classes, regardless of student age or demographics – elementary gifted students or graduate students, begin with ice-breakers and team-building activities. I recently developed a passion for using students’ mobile devices to do so as this devices have become natural and personalized extensions of students’ “selves.”"