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Lessons Worth Sharing. Canada Education—Teaching Tip of the Month. March 2013 • Sue Jackson Once you have a classroom environment which promotes curiosity, fascination, and mindfulness, students begin to raise questions and seek answers through the inquiry process.

Canada Education—Teaching Tip of the Month

Because the framing of a good question is the driving force in any inquiry, let's explore: What makes a good question for inquiry-based projects? Actively Learn. Writing an Effective Thesis Statement. How To Cite Social Media: MLA & APA Formats. Talking About Theme… A Teacher’s Post. Getting kids to understand theme can be tough.

Talking About Theme… A Teacher’s Post

Really tough. It’s one of those ideas that seems to be just outside of their reach, but you can see them trying to grasp the concept. This year, I decided to try something a little different when my freshmen class read Lord of the Flies by William Golding. Google Forms: how to create a quiz or a test that... Hand Over the Reins: Student-Driven Projects.

I’ve been a fan of project/problem-based learning (PBL) for years.

Hand Over the Reins: Student-Driven Projects

Sometimes such an approach may seem laborious and drawn out, but one of my recent classroom adventures proved PBL can be amazingly engaging and effective without being overwhelming. Am I a PBL expert? Absolutely not. Do I strive to implement PBL (or elements thereof) in my classroom to the best of my ability whenever possible? TED TALKS, FREE WORKSHEET TO USE WITH ANY TED TALK, PUBLIC SPEAKING, GRADES 6-12. TED Talks offer a variety of educational opportunities for our students, from serving as virtual guest lectures on specialized topics to showcasing dynamic models of public speaking.

TED TALKS, FREE WORKSHEET TO USE WITH ANY TED TALK, PUBLIC SPEAKING, GRADES 6-12

This worksheet was designed to give students a concrete task to guide their viewing of ANY TED Talk. You could show a TED Talk in class and have students complete the worksheet. You could use this as a homework assignment, where students watch an assigned video at home and complete the worksheet. The Middle School Mouth: Textmapping. The Curly Classroom: Notebook Nitty Gritty. Notebook Nitty Gritty Interactive notebooks in our English classrooms were born--like so many of our hair-brained ideas--out of a conversation that Suzanne and I had during our conference period.

The Curly Classroom: Notebook Nitty Gritty

I had been in a science room as part of some testing schedule mayhem and was seething with envy over the beautiful interactive notebook that I rifled through while living in that teacher's room ALL DAY. April Fool's Day and State Testing... - The Applicious Teacher. April Fool's Day and State Testing... - The Applicious Teacher.