Project ECS@ESC The GENOVESI ENVIRONMENTAL STUDY CENTER (ESC) offers rich and engaging experiential environmental science programs for students and teachers at all grade levels. Nestled in the Bergen Beach section of Brooklyn, this 7,000 square foot learning center, sitting on over an acre of beautiful grounds, is home to over 200 living organisms, four dynamic learning labs (Flora, Fauna, STEM and a fully equipped biotechnology lab), an outdoor learning space with pond habitat and a greenhouse laboratory. As a premier informal science destination space, ESC’s mission is to deliver hands on environmental science and STEM instruction. Through targeted standards-based enrichment programs, ESC’s highly trained staff encourage students to explore the urban habitats around them and become stewards for the environment.
How to Create a Team Purpose Statement in Three Steps (and Why) - People Leaders SUBSCRIBE HERE:Email | iTunes | Stitcher | Subscribe on Android | Player.fm | RSS | Spotify Bring clarity and focus to your team and understanding within your organisation Creating a Team Purpose Statement is a useful practice for several reasons. It prompts you to ask important questions like: What’s the real reason we're here? What are we going to focus on? TWO WRITING TEACHERS The Power of Language by Stacey Shubitz Clear, specific feedback helps children view themselves in a positive light in the learning environment and in life. Choice Words Giveaway Recipient Many thanks to Stenhouse Publishers for donating a copy of Choice Words to one of the people who read and commented on the post that included an interview with Peter H. Johnston.
A List Of 50+ Teaching Strategies To Jumpstart Your Teacher Brain Teaching strategies are among the most important ingredients for highly-effective learning environments. In addition to literacy strategies, approaches to assessment, and grouping strategies (among many others), knowing the right teaching strategy for the right academic situation may not be a matter of expertise or training, but memory: out of sight, out of mind, yes? Which makes the following infographic from fortheteachers.org useful.
550 Prompts for Narrative and Personal Writing [Sign up for our free Learning Network newsletter. Receive new writing prompts in your inbox every week.] We’ve been posting fresh writing prompts every school day for over a decade now, and every so often we create a themed collection like this one to help you find what you need all in one place. 5 Engaging Ways to Introduce New Content Guest Blog Post by Rachael Parlett Imagine that you are sitting in the movie theater waiting for the latest popular movie to begin. With the popcorn bucket on your lap and drink in hand, you are ready. The lights dim, and the movie commences. You begin to watch the opening scene and here’s what you hear: “Welcome to this movie.
*Robert Mager's Performance-Based Learning Objectives (useful for your Assignment 3: Critical Issues Workshop!) You don’t have to read up on learning objectives for too long before you run into the name of Robert Mager and hear about his performance-based learning objectives. These are also sometimes called three-part learning objectives or behavioral learning objectives. This isn’t necessarily the only way to write learning objectives. Smart people have continued to think about training and the development of learning objectives since Mager’s time, after all. But even though there are other schools of thought about learning objectives, what Mager had to say is still solid advice in many cases. And, as they taught us when we were kids, it’s a good idea to get the basics down before you begin experimenting (while riding bikes, they taught us to ride normally before going with no hands; while playing baseball, they taught us to throw a fastball before trying a curve; while writing, they taught us to print before teaching us cursive).
Famous People A-Z Activity Village has a large and growing resource of famous people resources - from colouring pages to "learn to draw" tutorials to fun and quirky worksheets that are designed to get your kids interested! Here you can find a listing of all the famous people, ancient and modern, we have on the website, in first name order. Explore all our Famous People Famous People are featured in first name order. Banjo Paterson - Australian bush poet, author of Waltzing MatildaBarack Obama - 44th President of the USABeethoven - Brilliant pianist and classical composerBenjamin Harrison - 23rd President of the USABill Clinton - 42nd President of the USABlackbeard - Notorious pirate of the CaribbeanBonnie Prince Charlie - pretender to the British throneBoudicca - brave Celtic queen who rebelled against the RomansBram Stoker - Irish writer best known for DraculaBruce Ismay - Chairman of the White Star Line, owners of the Titanic Ian Thorpe - Australian swimmer, nicknamed 'the Thorpedo'
'Do you wind it up?': today’s teens tackle rotary phones, FM radio and map reading Three 15-year-old school children are on the phone, in class. No, it’s OK, they’re supposed to be; they’ve been told to, by me, with permission from their teacher. And they’re not actually on the phone, because they don’t know how to use it. It’s an old-fashioned rotary telephone, finger-in-the-dial variety. They’re tapping it, prodding at the holes. Using Speech Bubbles in Reading "Those speech bubbles are so cute." I shudder. Cute? Well, yes, I admit they are darn good-looking speech bubbles. (Credit Sarah Pecorino for the lovely clip art in the photos.) But look past the cuteness and you'll see a tool.
*Why Ownership? ( Hilda K. Weisburg) Although it’s been around for a while, “ownership” has become one of the latest buzz words. It has always been important for you as a leader to own your library program, but there are others who need ownership as well. Owning leads to lifelong learning for students, and involvement and investment in your program from teachers and administrators. Consider the difference in renting or owning a home.
Warmers, fillers & coolers Warmers Below is a list of warmer/cooler/filler/game activities in no particular order. If you have any warmers you'd like to add to the list then please send them to via the Contact page Aims: - to introduce a theme - to relax stds after a hard day's work - to wake stds up after a hard night - to wait for late arrivals - to provide a break in the lesson - to provide humour - to provide oral fluency practice - to finish the lesson on a light note 1.