" -- John Scully "Looking up gives light, although at first it makes you dizzy. " -- Rumi Can you teach students to be visionary? Can visionary thinking even be taught? Most of us might believe that being able to imagine possibility in the way that moves and inspires people is a mystical or unknowable human quality. Yet, by helping our students see themselves as agents of imagination and members of communities larger than themselves, teachers can create a foundation for a visionary curriculum. Stump The Teacher.
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That's the one! I remember sitting in front of the television or listening to the radio with my brothers and sisters waiting for the No School - All School announcement! Living in the "W" town our anticipation kept building and building after each letter of the alphabet. Often times there would be several commercial breaks which would produce loud groans of "Oh No" and "Not again! " There is something magical about a Snow Day off from School - UNLESS you are a parent. That being said - there are many parents that are home with the kids and they may be wondering "what can we do today"? SNOWDAY: This site shares "25 things to do" My favorites are: #3: 'Break out the photo album and share stories of when you were a child (or share the stories of what was happening when you took the pictures of your kids.)#16 'Put on a show'.
And most of all - Enjoy your SNOW DAY!!!!! Inside the classroom, outside the box! “Great discoveries and improvements invariably involve the cooperation of many minds.
I may be given credit for having blazed the trail, but when I look at the subsequent developments I feel the credit is due to others rather than to myself.” Alexander Graham Bell Guest Blog Post by Wayne Fisher, Elementary Science Specialist There is an urban myth that the only day you can balance an egg on its end is during the spring equinox, which happened to be March 20th at 12:57 pm. Is that true and how can we know? Use the CL-EV-R model to engage your students in an activity where they try to balance a egg on its end. The short version of CL-EV-R is for students to make a Claim, gather EVidence to support the claim, and explain their Reasoning for why the evidence supports or does not support the claim. For this activity, I suggest using a dozen eggs, one egg per group of 2-3 students.
Hand out one egg per team of students, or even one egg per student. Diary of a Public School Teacher! 2 Apr Childhood, Where Art Thou?
Why Can’t Kids Be Kids? My girls are coming in with highlights in their hair. Highlights! I’m not even thinking about the damage coloring can do to one’s hair, it just seems to me to be one of those things you wait to do when you grow up. Photo credit: roseannadana via photopin cc 4 Mar I Wish I Could Clone You: A Teacher’s Dream Child! I have at least one every year. That child I wish I could clone. READ MORE… photo credit: Blue Skyz Media via photopin cc 18 Feb Seniority Has No Privileges:Eliminating Teacher Tenure! I’ve always equated age with wisdom and I believe a veteran teacher has a lot to offer. Of course, there are older teachers who refuse to change. 14 Feb If You Tell Them They’re Stupid: Our Kids Hear Every Word!
Sometimes I get frustrated with my class when it seems as if they are not listening to me. You know. I have my methods for dealing with those situations, but, it is frustrating, nonetheless. 5 Feb “Those Teachers Just Want a Day Off!” Too late. Rigor is NOT a Four-Letter Word. Conversations: Learning and Growing.