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OER Commons. 8 Things Teachers Do To Encourage Misbehavior. Teachers cause much of the misbehavior in their classrooms.

8 Things Teachers Do To Encourage Misbehavior

True, students come to class with behavior issues and personal agendas. Some are prone to misbehavior and are difficult to deal with. A few may even enjoy trying to disrupt your class. But more often than not, the teacher is the problem. If you were a fly on the wall of teachers who struggle with classroom management, you would find many commonalities. Teaching is challenging enough. Why Some Colleges Are Ditching the Science Lecture For Hands-On Learning. “Squat!

Why Some Colleges Are Ditching the Science Lecture For Hands-On Learning

Squat! Squat! Teaching Calculus. The following answer to a question we’ve all been asked was posted yesterday on a private Facebook page for AP Calculus readers.

Teaching Calculus

The author, Allen Wolmer is a teacher and AP Calculus reader. He teaches at Yeshiva Atlanta High School, in Atlanta, Georgia. I reprint it here with his kind permission. Thank you Allen. Collection Online. Featuring nearly 1600 artworks by more than 575 artists, the Collection Online presents a searchable database of selected artworks from the Guggenheim’s permanent collection of over 7,000 artworks. The selected works reflect the breadth, diversity, and tenor of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation’s extensive holdings from the late 19th century through the present day, and are continually expanded to include a larger representation of the museum’s core holdings as well as recent acquisitions. Science Friday. Schools Should Teach Science Like Sports. Suppose you wanted to teach children to play baseball or softball.

Schools Should Teach Science Like Sports

How would you go about doing it? One approach might be to sit them down and start having them memorize the rules of the game, the dimensions of the field, the names and statistics of past players, and a host of other facts. 5 Quick Tips for Secondary Classroom Management That Actually (I Promise You!) Work. This fall I will begin my sixth year of teaching, which is still weird to see written down because it seems like just yesterday I was struggling through my first.

5 Quick Tips for Secondary Classroom Management That Actually (I Promise You!) Work

(And second. And probably third, too, for good measure.) Classroom management was my biggest struggle in those beginning-teaching years. I went in suspecting I would have classroom management in the bag because I'd had pretty extensive experience working with kids from babysitting, being a camp counselor and other volunteer-type roles. But as it turns out, managing a classroom was way different and way more difficult than anything I'd done before.

Are Your Students Engaged? Don’t Be So Sure. By David Price It might be time we re-thought student engagement.

Are Your Students Engaged? Don’t Be So Sure

Are we measuring the right things? Are we taking disengagement seriously enough? January is a time for resolutions. Perhaps educators, in 2014, need to resolve to better understand student engagement, challenge the myths around it, and make it a higher priority in their relationships with students. For Students, the Importance of Doing Work That Matters. Failing Forward: 21 Ideas To Use It In Your Classroom. Failing Forward: 21 Ideas To Help Students Keep Their Momentum by Terry Heick “Failing Forward” is a relatively recent entry into our cultural lexicon–at least as far has headlines go anyway–that has utility for students and teachers.

Failing Forward: 21 Ideas To Use It In Your Classroom

Popularized from the book of the same name, the idea behind failing forward is to see failing as a part of success rather than its opposite. Freebies for Science Teachers. Graphite: Digital Resources Site Added: Dec 6, 2013 Graphite is a free online portal to help preK-12 educators find, use, and share the best digital apps, games, and websites for their students.

Freebies for Science Teachers

Created by Common Sense Media with funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the service contains objective ratings of apps and other digital learning resources from professional reviewers, along with reviews from dozens of “Graphite Educators,” teachers who are hand-picked by Common Sense Media. Why Is It So Hard to Change How We Teach Math? Teaching Strategies Educators have been talking about changing the traditional way of teaching math for a long time, but nothing seems to change.

Why Is It So Hard to Change How We Teach Math?

Elizabeth Green’s New York Times Magazine article digs into why it has been so hard for U.S schools to effectively implement changes to math pedagogy, and just how far American students have fallen behind as a result. Movie Sheets - Teacher Submitted Movie Worksheets for the Classroom. The Air Force Collaboratory. 10959871_781144061921515_2371931066104718163_n.png (PNG Image, 600 × 800 pixels) Students most effectively math working on problems that they enjoy, not drills or exercises. Students learn math best when they approach the subject as something they enjoy, according to a Stanford education expert.

Students most effectively math working on problems that they enjoy, not drills or exercises

Speed pressure, timed testing and blind memorization pose high hurdles in the youthful pursuit of math. "There is a common and damaging misconception in mathematics – the idea that strong math students are fast math students," said Jo Boaler, a Stanford professor of mathematics education and the lead author on a new working paper. Boaler's co-authors are Cathy Williams, cofounder of Stanford's YouCubed, and Amanda Confer, a Stanford graduate student in education.

Curriculum timely Fortunately, said Boaler, the new national curriculum standards known as the Common Core Standards for K-12 schools de-emphasize the rote memorization of math facts. Why Teens Are Impulsive, Addiction-Prone And Should Protect Their Brains. iStock By NPR Staff Teens can’t control impulses and make rapid, smart decisions like adults can — but why?

Research into how the human brain develops helps explain. In a teenager, the frontal lobe of the brain, which controls decision-making, is built but not fully insulated — so signals move slowly. Americans’ increasing distrust of science — and not just on climate change. Albert Einstein delivers a lecture at the meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in the auditorium of the Carnegie Institute of Technology Little Theater at Pittsburgh on Dec. 28, 1934. (AP) Eight in 10 Americans believe science has made life better for most people, but they still don't trust scientists — and/or aren't aware of their consensus — on many of the most important science-related issues of the day. And that goes for far more than just climate change. And it includes plenty of Democrats too. A new Pew study comparing the attitudes of scientists and the public shows wide gaps between the two when it comes to climate, food that uses genetically modified organisms and pesticides, research using animals, and also the threat posed by the fast-growing world population.

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" Ten Websites for Science Teachers. We all know that the web is full of excellent web resources for science teachers and students. However, unless you live on the web, finding the best websites can become quite a challenge. Far Beyond Test Scores, What We (Should) Value In Students. Ordinary Moments From the Mathematician’s Lens. Ready to Learn? The Key Is Listening With Intention. Teaching Strategies. Can teachers ever have a work-life balance? Five Science Videos That Make You Think About Ethics, Habitat and Climate Change. 22 Science-Backed Study Tips to Ace a Test.

’Tis the season to start studying. All over the country, students in high school, college, and grad school are going into panic mode, wondering how they’ll manage to remember an entire semester’s worth of information before the big final. Role-Playing Game Upends College Lecture and Ignites Fire in Students. Carsten Tolkmit/Flickr The excerpt below is from the book “Minds on Fire: How Role-Immersion Games Transform College,” by Barnard University professor Mark C. Carnes. Everyone responds to a role- immersion game in a different way. 6 Things the Most Productive People Do Every Day. Age of Distraction: Why It’s Crucial for Students to Learn to Focus. Digital classroom tools like computers, tablets and smartphones offer exciting opportunities to deepen learning through creativity, collaboration and connection, but those very devices can also be distracting to students.

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