10 Tips for Surviving and Thriving in Your First Year Teaching - Edutopia Dear New Teachers, This blog post is for you. Perhaps you’ve heard that your first year will be “sooo hard.” 40 more maps that explain the world Maps seemed to be everywhere in 2013, a trend I like to think we encouraged along with August's 40 maps that explain the world. Maps can be a remarkably powerful tool for understanding the world and how it works, but they show only what you ask them to. You might consider this, then, a collection of maps meant to inspire your inner map nerd. I've searched far and wide for maps that can reveal and surprise and inform in ways that the daily headlines might not, with a careful eye for sourcing and detail. I've included a link for more information on just about every one. Enjoy.
Red-state politics in and out of the college classroom For two decades, I have taught U.S. women’s and gender history at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, a blue town in a blue state, marooned in an ocean of red. Bordered by Appalachia, the Mississippi Delta and the Ozarks, Southern Illinois is surrounded by the country’s poorest rural regions. Some of my students arrive from white farming communities and are the first in their families to attend college. 40 maps that explain the world By Max Fisher By Max Fisher August 12, 2013 Maps can be a remarkably powerful tool for understanding the world and how it works, but they show only what you ask them to. So when we saw a post sweeping the Web titled "40 maps they didn't teach you in school," one of which happens to be a WorldViews original, I thought we might be able to contribute our own collection. Some of these are pretty nerdy, but I think they're no less fascinating and easily understandable.
Here's a great way to get to know your students As teachers, our goal is to help our students. Sometimes they work independently; sometimes they work in groups. Each student has a different learning style, personality, and culture. I believe that using icebreakers can be a useful tool to not only get to know one another, but to also help students learn how to interact positively with one another. Icebreakers can also aid the teacher as a classroom management strategy and be a fun way to break up the monotony of everyday school routines.
Our Aging World: Wave Goodbye To The Population Pyramid — Longevity Reporter Why does this matter? The US alone already has 40 million people over 60 - more than the entire population of California. These numbers are straining resources worldwide and will affect nearly every aspect of society.