# Tunstall's Teaching Tidbits

Keep Calm and Teach On Small Steps for Differentiation: Tier It! | Beyond Traditional Math I’m still searching for ways to differentiate in small ways that take just a second or two. An activity that is tiered is something that is leveled differently. A true tiered activity means that there are two (or sometimes more) options that account for a different level of thinking. Not everything can be tiered, but some basic math skills can be tiered quite easily. Here is an example. I saw this post on Pinterest the other day for a primary classroom. This is an awesome activity for students that are just starting out with numbers and subtilizing. I think if we systematically think about what the next “level” of some of those basic math skills are, we can slowly incorporate the correct materials into our centers, our assignments and our games. Like this: Like Loading... Related Sometimes They Explain It Better Than You As much as my ego doesn't like to admit it, often times my student's explanations of math concepts and processes is WAY more effective than mine. In "education"

ADD versus ADHD What's the difference? Description Of ADD vs. ADHD By Barbara C Fisher & Ross A Beckley Definition: AD/HD is the presence of a genetic biochemical disorder that does not allow people to work to their full potential. The Brain: a) Frontal Lobe integrates all the information b) Parietal area processes sensory information c) Temporal – memory, balance, and hearing d) Occipital is the visual area Only the Frontal and Parietal areas are involved in AD/HD. Neurotransmitters: The brain talks to itself chemically and electronically. A chemical imbalance is a neurotransmitter failure. Symptoms can vary from day to day, hour to hour and sometimes cannot be seen. ADD Without Hyperactivity is not always recognizable if the person can compensate and "get by". ADD Without Hyperactivity - Over-focused Subtype Indications: 1.

The Elementary Math Maniac: Common Core Standards for Telling Time: Grade 1 Have your first graders started working on time? I just introduced time to my first graders a week ago and they are already doing a great job! The Common Core standard for telling time can be found in the Measurement & Data section. CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.1.MD.B.3Tell and write time in hours and half-hours using analog and digital clocks. Introducing the Floor Clock (Time Mat) I have several Judy clocks and they are great for whole group instruction. . I start by laying the clock on the floor and asking kids what they notice. Next I put the hour hand on the clock or have one of the students do it. Next, I show them that sometimes the hour hand is right between two numbers. Next we attach the minute hand and use both hands to show what time to the hour and half an hour look like. Moving from Whole Group Practice to Independent or Partner Practice Over the next few days, I might use the Judy clock or the time mat again to model times or have students model times. Practicing at Math Stations

Free PDF Search Engine RS_94-f.pdf What Youll Wish Youd Known January 2005 (I wrote this talk for a high school. I never actually gave it, because the school authorities vetoed the plan to invite me.) When I said I was speaking at a high school, my friends were curious. I'll start by telling you something you don't have to know in high school: what you want to do with your life. If I were back in high school and someone asked about my plans, I'd say that my first priority was to learn what the options were. It might seem that nothing would be easier than deciding what you like, but it turns out to be hard, partly because it's hard to get an accurate picture of most jobs. But there are other jobs you can't learn about, because no one is doing them yet. And yet every May, speakers all over the country fire up the Standard Graduation Speech, the theme of which is: don't give up on your dreams. What they really mean is, don't get demoralized. Which is an uncomfortable thought. I'm not saying there's no such thing as genius. Upwind Ambition Corruption Now

Préparer à l’apprentissage formel des mathématiques Comme le célèbre personnage de littérature Sherlock Holmes l’a déjà affirmé : « Les petites choses sont les plus importantes » (The little things are infinitely the most important). Cette affirmation pourrait probablement devenir la devise de certains professeurs de l’University of Alberta, qui soutiennent qu’en éducation, de petites actions peuvent avoir un impact considérable sur l’apprentissage. Shutterstock / Ilike Cet article est une adaptation libre du texte de Scott Lingley, publié sur le site Web de la University of Alberta. Bon nombre de parents ont le souci de préparer leur enfant à l’apprentissage de la littératie, en enseignant par exemple au jeune les lettres de l’alphabet avant même qu’il n’ait mis le pied à l’école. Selon Lynn McGarvey, professeure en science de l’éducation à l’University of Alberta, les parents prépareraient également leur enfant à l’apprentissage des mathématiques, la plupart du temps en leur apprenant à compter. 1. 2. Visualiser les mathématiques 3.

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