Makerspace Project Videos. Keyboard Shortcuts. Co-Teaching. Book Fairs. Rubrics. Book Reading Contest. S.O.S. for Information Literacy. Symbaloo. Writing Paragraphs. MakerSpace Project Ideas. Fiction vs. Nonfiction. Conflict Resolution. Parenting . education . marriage . food. March 30, 2014 This post is part of my series on How to Shape Children’s Behavior.
“Say sorry to your brother.” “But he’s the one who–” “Say it!” You insist, an edge of warning in your voice. He huffs, rolls his eyes to the side and says flatly, “Sorry.” “Say it like you mean it,” you demand. “Sorrrrry,” he repeats, dragging out the word slowly with bulging eyes and dripping insincerity. You sigh in defeat and turn to #2, “Now tell him you forgive him.” “But he doesn’t even mean it!” “Just say it!” “iforgiveyou…” he mutters, looking down to the side dejectedly. “Now be nice to each other.” Harumphy silence. This scenario might sound all too familiar– if not from your experiences as a parent, then at least your own experiences as a child. But what alternative do you have? Actually, you can. I’m sorry for…This is wrong because…In the future, I will… Will you forgive me? It made a lot of sense. 1) I’m sorry for…: Be specific.
Now let’s practice using positive language. Wrong: In the future, I won’t cut.
Log In. Photo When I was in high school, I earned A’s in all my math classes — until I took calculus.
In algebra and geometry, I could coast on memorizing formulas, but now I had to think for myself. It was disastrous, culminating in my getting a charity “C,” and I barely passed my college calculus class. The reason, I was convinced, was that I didn’t have a math mind. I have avoided the subject ever since. It turns out that I got it wrong. I’m not the only person convinced that he can’t like math. Curriculum.
How to Turn Rubric Scores into Grades. I have written several posts about the different types of rubrics—especially my favorite, the single-point rubric—and over time, many teachers have asked me about the most effective way to convert the information on these rubrics into points.
Even if you are moving toward a no grades classroom, as a growing number of educators are, you may still be required to supply points or letter grades for student assignments. Despite the title of this post, all I can really offer here is a description of my own process. Plato. Blackboard Quiz Generator Documentation. This tool was developed to help you create quizzes for Blackboard.
It allows you to type up the quiz offline in a program like Word or Notepad and not have to go through the trouble of making long quizzes via the Blackboard web interface. Simply type or paste your quiz in the text area and click the Create Quiz button. This will produce a zip file that you can import into the Pool Manager in Blackboard. The CSI Blackboard Quiz Generator is available for the public to use free of charge. Please note that CSI transitioned from Blackboard to Canvas in 2016 and the Quiz Generator is no longer being updated.
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Click to follow link or download item. Handouts Presentations Inquiry Learning Big6-Style: It All Starts with Asking Great Questions! - LMC Webinar by Mike & Bob [ Presentation]Introducing the Big6 - A short introduction to the Big6 - used by Mike Eisenberg in 2009. [ PPT] [ PDF]Big6 (Big6 Model) - Introduction to the Big6 - in Spanish [ PPT] [ PDF]Power Point For Notetaking - Notetaking in the digital age - using PowerPoint for Big6 4.2 and 5.1 [ PPT] [ PDF]Big6 Overview 2011 - Setting the scene and the case for essential information & technology skills instruction. [ PPT] [ PDF]Big6 Zen Overview - A creative overview presentation of the Big6. [ PPT] [ PDF]Themes of the Big6 - An explanation of how and why the Big6 works - in college and university settings. [ PPT] [ PDF]The Super3 - Getting students to think of completing tasks as a process is important.
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The focus strategy is reading in smooth, fluent phrases.Teach A meets with another guided reading group.
Homeschool World - News - Narration. Library Media Tech Talk: Are We Future Ready Librarians? This week I had a wonderful opportunity to present to my teacher librarian friends on a TL Virtual Cafe webinar.
I have to admit that I was both nervous and excited to speak to colleagues across the nation using this presentation format. The topic I was requested to present was Future Ready Librarians. To prepare, I researched the topic online. I discovered a blog article by Joyce Valenza that revealed the background information on Future Ready Schools. What Are Your "Favorite Things" For The Library And As An Librarian? The Reading Without Walls Challenge – Gene Luen Yang. So this crazy thing happened this past January.
The Library of Congress, Children’s Book Council, and Every Child A Reader appointed me the fifth National Ambassador of Young People’s Literature! Every National Ambassador picks a platform. Mine is Reading Without Walls. I want every kid — every reader, really — to explore the world through books. Books have played a vital role in getting me outside of my comfort zone. How ‘Deprogramming’ Kids From How to ‘Do School’ Could Improve Learning. One day, Adam Holman decided he was fed up with trying to cram knowledge into the brains of the high school students he taught.
They weren’t grasping the physics he was teaching at the level he knew they were capable of, so he decided to change up his teaching style. It wasn’t that his students didn’t care about achieving — he taught at high performing, affluent schools where students knew they needed high grades to get into good colleges. How ‘Deprogramming’ Kids From How to ‘Do School’ Could Improve Learning. Schema Maps - An Alternative to the KWL Chart - Adventures of a Schoolmarm.
Activating schema, or prior knowledge, is the foundation to helping students understand what they are reading about any topic. One of the more popular graphic organizers to record students' prior knowledge on a topic is a KWL Chart or a KWL+ Chart. I have used these charts many times to help my students record their thinking and learning about a new topic, but I've frequently run into a specific problem with them...What do you do when the kids think they know something, but as the teacher, you know it's totally wrong?! Do you correct the students right then? Or do you move on? Top twenty principles. Being a School Librarian and Why I am Good at What I Do. I just started my 26th year as a school librarian. and lately, I have been reflecting on my work. I worked for 12 years with grades K-6 and the last 13 with grades 6-12. Save The Pacific Northwest Tree Octopus.
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Please Create an Account and incidate that you are a teacher when you create your profile. The Catcher in the Rye is not public domain material, so I cannot host it at this site, but many of you will teach it during your career. Professor Bridget M. A new look at orientation. AASL Forum, LM_NET, and other librarian ListServs were rife with orientation ideas this year; and all those great ideas got me thinking about changing up my orientation lessons. My usual tack is to use a scavenger hunt that asks questions such as: “How many pages are in the book 13 Reasons Why?”
Five Reasons Why Teachers Should Write About Their Practice. Differentiated Instruction: Resource Roundup. Understanding Differentiated Instruction.
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The Chester Comix series follows the adventures of this lovable Chesapeake Bay blue crab as he learns about history and economics. 10 MUST Read Books for Teachers - The Applicious Teacher. BuiLD YouR WiLD SeLF. Imogene's Antlers by David Small. Writing books for children & follow-up activities for teachers. A visual documentation of America in our time. Library Games: Resources for FUNbrarians! 5 Perfect Plants for the Classroom – Really Good Teachers. Spider plants? Ferns? Cooperative Children's Book Center (CCBC) Shelf Elf News: Lesson Plans: 8/25/16 - 8/31/16. The Techie Teacher: 5 Techie Ideas for Lesson Closure. Closure is one of the most important components to a quality lesson. It is also the one lesson component that many of us tend to leave out since we are constantly racing the clock.
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