When someone says teachers don't deserve a raise, show them this letter This heartfelt eye-opening letter first appeared on Amy Murray’s Blog, miss night’s marbles and really shows you what teachers go through for our children every single day. Dear Parent: I know.
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Creative writing prompts that you can do in 10 minutes What can you write in 10 minutes or less? Let’s find out! For a quick creative writing exercise, try one of the 21 writing prompts below, excerpted from Chronicle Books’ 642 Tiny Things to Write About. Each prompt was created by a writing teacher at the San Francisco Writers Grotto to be done in 10 minutes or less. For a bigger creative challenge, do one writing prompt a day for 21 days.
Transcripts Episode #32 PyPy.js - PyPy Python in Your Browser - [Talk Python To Me Podcast] Imagine a future where you are building that rich, client-side web app. You start by creating some backend services in Flask or Node, an HTML page, throw in a few divs and uls, and then you type <script src="main.py" language="Python">. That future might just be possible, for the right types of applications, with Ryan Kelly's pypy.js project. This is Talk Python To Me with guest Ryan Kelly, show number 32, recorded Wednesday, September 30th 2015. [music intro] Welcome to Talk Python to Me.
Mobile Writing a lesson plan will ensure that you are prepared for your class and will make it run more smoothly. It is important to break the material up into several sections and choose activities suitable for each. Knowing approximately how much time an activity will take is important, but after the first lesson you may need to adjust things accordingly. It is best to be flexible seeing as different classes will respond to material differently. If at any point students struggle, you will have to dedicate more time to instruction or drilling before moving on to practice activities. For the purposes of this example let’s assume that an English class is forty-five minutes long.
Learning to Program with Python Here we will use the python programming language to make a game of hangman, starting from scratch, working on a Macintosh. Python comes with OS X, so nothing special needs to be installed to follow along on your Mac. To use python on Windows, you can download and install python here. If you do not want to install python or you want to learn a newer and popular python-like language that runs in any modern browser, you can read Learning to Program with CoffeeScript, at davidbau.com/coffeescript. The CoffeeScript version of this tutorial adds examples using graphics and synchronization. It takes a couple hours to learn enough programming to make a simple game.
Creating visual content for my classes with two awesome free online tools If you have been following my blog for a while you probably know how much I like exploring new tools to spice up my lessons. We all know students prefer looking at a screen than at a book so, for this lesson I have decided to explore two new free online tools, which have a lot of potential for language teaching. 1. For a revision of the grammar for Would Rather and Prefer, I have used biteable.com. This is how this tool works
Podcasts for Teachers of English as a Second or Foreign Language A few weeks ago I blogged about my favorite podcasts for EFL/ ESL learners (you may check the list here ) and some teachers have been pestering me, I mean, begging me, did I say that aloud?… Some teachers have asked me about podcasts for their “continuing education”. As a self-employed educator and teacher trainer I know the need we all have to recycle, review and learn something useful for the development of our professional careers. PY4E - Python for Everybody Exploring Data In Python 3 New Edition! The goal of this book is to provide an Informatics-oriented introduction to programming. Sandy Millin: The importance of feedback As a CELTA tutor, one of the main areas I notice candidates struggle with is what to do after a task is complete. How many times have you moved on to a new activity and the students are still asking questions about the previous one? Feedback is essential to give students a sense of closure and to validate what they have just done; otherwise, why did they bother doing it? The way that you give feedback depends on the kind of task that the students have done.
PyCX: a Python-based simulation code repository for complex systems education Through several years of experience in complex systems education, we have come to realize that using a simple general-purpose computer programming language itself as a complex systems modeling platform is our current best solution to address most, if not all, of the educational challenges discussed above. By definition, general-purpose computer programming languages are universal and can offer unlimited opportunity of modeling with all the details clearly spelled out in front of the user’s eyes. Identifying a programming language that would be easily accessible and useful in a wide variety of disciplines had been difficult even a decade ago.a Fortunately, several easy-to-use programming languages have recently emerged and become very popular in various scientific and industrial communities, including Python and R.
Communicative writing tasks How often do you avoid doing writing in class because it seems a bit boring and set it for homework instead? How often do your students not do their writing homework or make a sub-standard effort? Well, writing in class can be fun and you can even sneak it in without students noticing!