Teachers have long understood the powerful metacognitive impact of quiet time, apart of the hectic pace of the classroom. They've typically taken time to think about what went well, what didn't go so great and what to do the next day. Outside pressure sometimes makes you question this practice....read this article and be confident in knowing you're on the right path.
This is a listing of 446 sites that legally offer free books (eBooks) for download or for online viewing.
Some time ago I went looking for some free eBooks and was surprised to find that there are many resources for this. I decided to put together this list of sites that offer free eBooks as a reference. Originally, the list was for 50 sites (hence that number in the link) and I thought that was a lot. I expect that this list will cross 500 sites in the near future. Given the large listing, you may want to check out the various Genre pages that I have put together.
I have tried to make certain that all of the eBooks at these sites are legally available for viewing/downloading. However, it is possible that I have made a mistake. If you suspect any of these sites of illegally offering copyrighted materials, then please let me know through the comments below.
Why is it that American football uses eleven players, Canadian football twelve, and Gaelic fifteen? Why eleven in European soccer? Why does baseball field nine players, basketball five, volleyball six, water polo seven, and cricket eleven? Simple as these questions are, they are deceptively hard to answer. But whatever the historical reasons, the number of people on a team has significant impact on performance. Here's why.
The earliest known attempt to investigate the relation between team size and productivity dates back about a hundred years to the now famous experiments by French engineer, Maximilien Ringelmann. In a set of simple rope pulling experiments he discovered that, in what is now known as the Ringelmann Effect, people's efforts quickly diminish as team size increases. Eight people, he found, didn't even pull as hard as four individuals. He rationalized the decay in effort by suggesting it was difficult for team members to coordinate effort, and left it at that.
Are you looking for inspriation? These videos (many of which have been posted on this Scoop.it) will make you reflect on your teaching and perhaps try some new ideas. They are from 3 to 19 minutes in length and well worth a look. Listen to Sir Ken Robinson discuss Education Paradigms; Dan Pink about motivation; Teaching Teaching & Understanding Understanding; Changing Math Education; What Adults Can Learn from Kids; and five more.
Graphic Novels Aren't Just Comic Books AnymoreCentre Daily TimesIn “Children's Picturebooks,” authors Martin Salisbury and Morag Styles advocate gaining not only traditional literacy, meaning the ability to interpret words, but also visual...
In this piece of outstanding nonfiction, which is one of the Common Core exemplars, Murphy recreates the Great Fire of 1871, which burned for thirty-one hours and destroyed central Chicago. He uses vivid writings of people ...
With the trend of non-fiction material on statewide reading assessments growing, administrators have begun asking teachers in subjects other than English Language Arts (ELA) to start incorporating more reading and writing tasks in their courses.
On this page, I will try and post a few videos that help to illustrate both good teaching as well as the principles and practices associated with the Cultures of Thinking initiative. When watching any video of teaching, one can always view it through the lens of the 8 Cultural Forces.pdf.
Whether you have problems with your time management in class or you just want to focus students attention on the importance of time while working on tasks, the timers below will be of great help to you.
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