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So Much Homework. "So.Much.Homework" cc by anna gutermuth on flickr This is a revised version of a post originally to my own blog.

So Much Homework

When I’m doing math homework, I just really go fast and crazy, and in the end I still don’t understand it, really. It’s just a lot of pressure. And it shows: I’m always tired in class, because I spent all my night doing my homework! Teachers don’t see “Vivian totally understands that.” Vivian’s words should be a source of reflection for everyone involved in education. I’ve just downloaded the kindle version of Kathleen Cushman’s “Fires in the Mind: What Kids Can Tell us About Motivation and Mastery” after thoroughly enjoying the sample chapter addressing the issues surrounding homework shared by Lyn Hilt during a previous #elemchat on twitter. Rules for children.


7 Essential Procedures to Teach the First Week of School. Back to School is just around the corner.

7 Essential Procedures to Teach the First Week of School

For some, it has already started! Can you believe it? Didn’t summer JUST START? While we would like to continue sipping our margarita poolside, we have to pay the bills, of course. One of the first things to cover when returning back to school are classroom procedures and rules. Here are some important procedures to make sure you cover the first week of school. 1) How to enter the classroom. 2) Have a “bellringer” activity. 3) When to use the restroom. 4) Use of electronic devices/cell phones. 5) Turning in work/retrieving graded work. 6) Turning in late work. 7) Class rules and participation.

Students Sitting Around Too Much? Try Chat Stations. You’ve probably heard of — and maybe used — learning stations in your classroom.

Students Sitting Around Too Much? Try Chat Stations.

With stations, teachers set up activities around their rooms, then have students rotate from station to station, performing each task. They are a wonderful way to provide variety and engagement in your classroom. There’s only one real downside to stations — they take a LOT of time to set up. And because we’re all short on time, we may not use stations as often as we could. So today I’m proposing a watered-down version of stations that keeps the movement, interactivity and variety while minimizing the prep work. On top of their flexibility as a cooperative learning tool, Chat Stations can also dramatically improve whole-class discussions.

27 Ways to Improve your Teaching through Reflective Practice.


Ocho fuentes para aprender sobre nuevas metodologías y aplicarlas en el aula. Entre los avances de la educación en los últimos años destaca el desarrollo de metodologías innovadoras que permiten personalizar el aprendizaje, motivar a los alumnos y afrontar el trabajo en el aula desde diversos enfoques y objetivos.

Ocho fuentes para aprender sobre nuevas metodologías y aplicarlas en el aula

La pedagogía inversa o flipped classroom, el aprendizaje colaborativo y la gamificación son algunas de las metodologías que se aplican en centros innovadores de todo el mundo y que están logrando resultados sorprendentes en las aulas. Si estás interesado en cualquiera de ellas y quieres aprender más, puedes acceder a los siguientes enlaces en los que encontrarás recursos, herramientas e ideas para aplicarlas en tu clase. 1. Blog aulaPlaneta y Plan de Formación del Profesorado. Las nuevas metodologías y su aplicación en el aula son uno de los temas que tratamos con más frecuencia en nuestro blog, a través de noticias, artículos, videos e infografías.


The Comprehensive Google Drive Guide for Teachers and Students. January 26, 2014 Google Drive is one of the fundamental tools in our digital toolkits as teachers and educators.

The Comprehensive Google Drive Guide for Teachers and Students

Whether you want to compose a document, create a presentation, design a sheet, or share a beautiful drawing you made, Google Drive provides you with the tools to do that on any device and anywhere you are with an internet connection . Given this huge importance of Google Drive for teachers, I have created an entire section here packed full of tips, tricks, ideas, and third party tools to enable you to better tap into the full educational potential of this platform.

Today, I am sharing with you a treasure trove of practical guides on how to use each tool in Google Drive. Figurative Language Matching by Lisa Jester. <div class="deployment_message_block"><span> Hi, You need to enable javascript on your browser to use TpT.

Figurative Language Matching by Lisa Jester

&nbsp; <a href=" target="_blank">See how this improves your TpT experience</a>. </span></div> About Us | For Schools | Gift Cards | Help All Categories Cart Your shopping cart is empty Log In | Not a member? Figurative Language Matching 13,173 Downloads Subjects Reading, Other (ELA) Grade Levels 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th Resource Types Activities, Flash Cards, Literacy Center Ideas Product Rating File Type Word Document File Be sure that you have an application to open this file type before downloading and/or purchasing. 0.02 MB This figurative language matching activity that students can cut out or the teacher can have cut out and laminated as a center activity.

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