DISCUSSION QUESTIONS FOR USE WITH ANY FILM THAT IS A WORK OF FICTION – TEACH WITH MOVIES Note: In some of the questions we have used the term “major characters.” Before asking the questions, have the class identify the major characters. In addition, these questions can also be limited to one or more characters. Characterization is delineated through (1) the character’s thoughts, words, speech patterns, and actions; (2) the narrator’s description; and (3) the thoughts, words, and actions of other characters. When students analyze character, they should be reminded to have these three sources in mind.
Episode 22 – The Confidence Question – Hannah Lord – The Codpast It’s been said that focusing on reading writing or spelling is not the best way to help dyslexics thrive. For many, confidence is the biggest barrier that dyslexic individuals have to climb. In this months episode of The Codpast, we hear the story of business development manager, Hannah Lord and her experience from both sides of the confidence divide. How to Have an Equitable Class Discussion These patterns can be self-perpetuating, and they can discourage learning. Students who are called on over and over may come to view their perspectives as the right perspectives. At the same time, students who are not called on often may begin to perceive their teachers as unfair — and become even less likely to contribute. Establishing inclusive, equitable norms of participation from the start is key.
The 8 Minutes That Matter Most I am an English teacher, so my ears perk up when writers talk about their process. I've found the advice handy for lesson planning, too. That's because both writing and planning deal with craft. About Smart Classroom Management Here at Smart Classroom Management, we believe in two principles thought by many to be on contradictory ends of the classroom management spectrum. On one side we believe in faithfully following a classroom management plan. This allows teachers to hold students accountable without yelling, scolding, lecturing, or using any other stressful or hurtful method. On the other side we believe in creating a classroom that students love being part of, that they’re excited to come to every day. This combination of strength and joy holds the key to effective classroom management. Week after week, using simple strategies and techniques, we’ll show you exactly how to use these principles to get your students to want to behave.
DISCUSSION QUESTIONS FOR USE WITH ANY FILM THAT IS A WORK OF FICTION – TEACH WITH MOVIES Note: In some of the questions we have used the term “major characters.” Before asking the questions, have the class identify the major characters. In addition, these questions can also be limited to one or more characters. Growing An Educator Pipeline Starts By Sparking Student Passion For Teaching When Michael Shaner was a freshman at Smyrna High School he joined the Future Educators Association club to explore an interest in teaching. At that time, club members mostly talked about issues in education and what a career in teaching entailed. But Shaner wanted experience working with kids, so he started a tutoring program at the local elementary school two times a week. He says these experiences changed his life. “It is the reason I am a teacher,” Shaner said.
Turning Your Students Into Web Detectives Our students use the web every day—shouldn’t we expect them to do better at interpreting what they read there? Perhaps, but not necessarily. Often, stereotypes about kids and technology can get in the way of what’s at stake in today’s complex media landscape. Sure, our students probably joined Snapchat faster than we could say “Face Swap,” but that doesn’t mean they’re any better at interpreting what they see in the news and online. As teachers, we’ve probably seen students use questionable sources in our classrooms, and a recent study from the Stanford History Education Group confirms that students today are generally pretty bad at evaluating the news and other information they see online.
Lesson Plan Research by @Angel_Solutions This blog discusses learning episodes (sequences) designed within lesson plans, using data from real lesson plans which teachers are now creating using the new Digital 5 Minute Lesson Plan. As of 12th November 2014, 15 days after launch, there have been over 2000 plans lesson plans created using the free digital tool with visitors from over 75 countries! This is a guest blog featured on School Improvement Net. Angel Solutions took a sample of nearly 500 anonymised lesson plans created on www.5minutelessonplan.co.uk by teachers from all over the world. They then analysed how many learning episodes teachers chose to include in each of their plans and whether these were primarily student- or teacher-led. The idea is to see what we can glean from ‘real’ lesson plans teachers are actually using with their classes right now.
Free Printable Printable Montessori Learning Materials for Montessori Learning at Home & School Main Navigation Free Printable Montessori Materials Please save these free Montessori files to your computer, open in Adobe Reader, and then print (or else the font may not display correctly). 1. Please do not upload any of our files (free or otherwise) to a file sharing center or your own website. Instead, please direct others to this page for their free copy. film discussion questions Discussion Questions and Projects That Can Be Used With Any Film Discussion Questions: 1. What was the theme of this film? What were the film makers trying to tell us?
Why The Art of Speaking Should Be Taught Alongside Math and Literacy Classrooms in the U.S. often focus most attention on literacy and math, largely because those skills are considered foundational and are tested. However most people will also need to communicate their thoughts and ideas to other people through oral language, and yet effective communication strategies are often not taught with the same precision and structure as other parts of the curriculum. School 21, a public school in London has made “oracy” a primary focus of everything they do.