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Five-Minute Film Festival: Virtual Field Trips

The dog days of summer are upon us; now is the time when all the other activities have run out. Whether you're a parent looking to entertain bored, overheated children, or a teacher already brainstorming ways to break down the four walls of your classroom in the fall, how about taking a virtual field trip? As edtech writer Audrey Watters argues, real-life field trips offer enriching experiences that virtual ones can't, but resources are not always available for in-person trips. Besides -- virtual trips can take you places that wouldn't be logistically possible in the real world. I've gathered a playlist of videos to inspire your own virtual adventures! Video Playlist: Virtual Field Trips Watch the player below to see the whole playlist, or view it on YouTube. More Resources for Exploring Virtually Related:  watch

The science of ‘Inside Out’: 5 TED-Ed Lessons to help you understand the film Inside Out, Pixar’s latest animated masterpiece, is not only an emotional rollercoaster, but also a vehicle for some solid scientific storytelling. Of course, the film can’t be taken literally, as it’s a visual interpretation of abstract concepts: memories are not spheres, and the train of thought is not … actually a train. To help clarify the trickier science, we’ve rounded up 5 TED-Ed Lessons that explain some of the neuroscience and psychology introduced in the film. Memories drive both the plot of Inside Out and most of the inner workings of Riley’s brain. This TED-Ed Lesson answers those questions and more with the story of a patient with a remarkable brain. If Joy is the captain of this movie, Sadness is the navigator. Inside Out stresses the importance of sadness—it’s not something we can just push away or blissfully avoid all of the time—because it’s critical for our emotional and social health. What’s so great about a good night’s sleep?

10 Ways to Sabotage Your Classroom Management By Jennifer Gonzalez You know the basics: Establish clear rules and consequences, be consistent, keep students engaged. But even with all that in place, the small things you do could be wreaking havoc on your whole system. Here are some habits you might have developed that are messing with your classroom management, along with more effective alternatives. 1. This was a big problem for me. Alternative: Make a conscious effort to hold a neutral, “on-task” facial expression when you need your class to be focused. 2. Addressing student misbehavior in a public way risks embarrassing the student, and if she is prone to being oppositional, she’s likely to talk back and dig herself into a deeper hole. Alternative: Whenever possible, address off-task behavior in private. Others just speak in a quiet voice by the student’s desk or call the student up to their own. 3. So many behavior problems start with students simply not understanding what they are supposed to do. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Our journey | We inherited a lot of money and bought a boat and now we are using it to sail around the world. Join us on our trip! Vidéos mises en ligne de The CGBros Upload Subscription preferences Loading... Working... The CGBros ► Play all Uploads from The CGBros by The CGBros 2,518 videos 1,548,274 views Play all History Sign in to add this to Watch Later Add to Loading playlists... 30 Habits Of Highly Effective Teachers Editor’s Note: We often look at the qualities and characteristics of good teaching and learning, including the recent following pieces: How A Good Teacher Becomes Great What You Owe Your Students Ten Secrets To Surviving As A Teacher The Characteristics Of A Highly Effective Learning Environment How To Be A Mediocre Teacher So it made sense to take a look at the characteristics of a successful educator, which Julie DuNeen does below. 25 Things Successful Teachers Do Differently by Julie DuNeen If you ask a student what makes him or her successful in school, you probably won’t hear about some fantastic new book or video lecture series. What students take away from a successful education usually centers on a personal connection with a teacher who instilled passion and inspiration for their subject. Are teachers reaching their students? 1. How do you know if you are driving the right way when you are traveling somewhere new? 2. We can’t all be blessed with “epic” workdays all the time. 3. 4. 5.

Movie Segments for Warm-ups and Follow-ups I really liked this movie. I was intrigued by the content of the bag. It was a surprise to me. My students wanted to kill me, because I never told them what was in the bag, so they had to rent the movie if they wanted to know it. That's my contribution to Hollywood! I. What makes you curious? Life of celebrities Discoveries about the outer space Secrets Gossip Technology Your neighbors Your children's life What people think What your lover thinks The existence of aliens/UFOs What dreams mean How/When you are going to die Your future Religion II. Answer key: "Curiosity killed the cat" is a metaphor used to warn of the dangers of unnecessary investigation or experimentation. III. Curiosity is an important trait of a genius. It makes your mind active instead of passive Curious people always ask questions and search for answers in their minds. Tips to develop a curious mind: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Taken from the awesome site: IV. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

5 Questions You Should Ask Your Principal I was recently asked by a superintendent if I had some questions to ask his principals to start off the year. The questions I gave him were based on the following areas: Fostering Effective RelationshipsInstructional LeadershipEmbodying Visionary LeadershipDeveloping Leadership CapacityCreating Sustainable Change In my opinion, the principal is probably the most important job in an educational organization. There are many studies that reiterate this, but I think it is that they have the most authority closest to kids. Even though the questions were developed for superintendents to ask principals, I think that they should be questions any educator, parent, and even student should be able to openly ask their principal. 1. 2. 3. 4. Many leaders are scared about developing people and then having them leave. Again, great leaders develop more leaders. 5. The old notion is that teachers and students are accountable to a principal is one that is dying (thankfully).

Selfie This EFL lesson plan is designed around a short film by Matthew Frost starring Kirsten Dunst, and the theme of celebrity selfies. Students discuss meeting famous people, roleplay meeting their hero or heroine, watch a short film and discuss selfies and celebrity selfies. I would ask all teachers who use Film English to consider buying my book Film in Action as the royalties which I receive from sales help to keep the website completely free. Language level: Intermediate (B1) – Advanced (C1) Learner type: Teens and adults Time: 90 minutes Activity: Speaking, performing a roleplay, watching a short film, Topic: Selfies, meeting famous people and modern society Language: Questions Materials: Short film Downloadable materials: selfie lesson instructions Support Film English Film English remains ad-free and takes many hours a month to research and write, and hundreds of dollars to sustain. Step 1 Ask your students the following question: Have you ever met a famous person? Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5 Step 6

Wolfram|Alpha: Computational Knowledge Engine Flipped (2010) 11 Habits of an Effective Teacher Carrie Lam , Academic Director, Teacher & Workshop Leader, Canada Posted 07/05/2014 10:12AM | Last Commented 08/12/2016 7:57AM I really appreciate teachers who are truly passionate about teaching. The teacher who wants to be an inspiration to others. The teacher who is happy with his/her job at all times. Teaching is meant to be a very enjoyable and rewarding career field (although demanding and exhausting at times!). There is a saying, "With great power, comes great responsibility". Bring positive energy into the classroom every single day. This is the fun part and absolutely important for being an effective teacher! Whether you are delivering a lesson, writing report cards or offering support to a colleague - give 100%. Never fall behind on the marking or filing of students' work. As a teacher, there are going to be times where you will be observed formally or informally (that's also why you should give 100% at all times). Create standards for your students and for yourself.

Shakespeare - Hamlet | LearnEnglish Teens | British Council Hamlet, the Prince of Denmark, has come back from university to find that his father, the old king, is dead. His mother has married his father’s brother, Claudius, who is now king of Denmark. Hamlet is shocked that his mother has married so soon after his father’s death, and angry that she has married Claudius. Soon, a ghost is seen walking on the castle walls. Hamlet can’t believe that his mother would marry the man who murdered her husband. A group of travelling actors arrives in town. Hamlet’s plan works. This of course means that Hamlet has killed the father of his girlfriend Ophelia. At the end of the play, all of the royal household of Denmark are dead.

Complete List of Movies About Schools and Teachers WeAreTeachers is pulling together a running list of movies with schools as the plot and/or setting, and we'd love your help! We know there must be some good ones missing but we stopped at 101. The Ground Rules: 1) Only K–12. Here is our first pass. And at some point, we might rank them. 10 Things I Hate About You (1999) Teen Comedy 21 Jump Street (2012) and 22 Jump Street (2014) Comedy Akeelah and the Bee (2006) Drama, Laurence Fishburne Bad Teacher (2011) Comedy, Cameron Diaz Beyond the Blackboard (2010) TV Drama, Emily VanCamp Blackboard Jungle (1955) Drama, Glenn Ford The Breakfast Club (1985) Teen Comedy-Drama Bring It On (2000) Teen Comedy The Browning Version (1951 and 1994) Drama, Michael Redgrave and Albert Finney Carrie (1976) Drama Chalk (2006) Comedy, Troy Schremmer Cheaters (2000) TV Drama, Joel S.

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