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5 Common Mistakes that Will Lead to an Out-of-Control Classroom Guest post by Linda Kardamis at Teach 4 the Heart My first year teaching was not very pretty. I thought I knew how to manage a class, but I made some critical errors that left me in the situation every teacher dreads – standing in front of an out-of-control classroom. While I certainly don’t want to go back and repeat that first year, I’m very thankful for the lessons I learned. Yeti 'Nests' Found in Russia? Bigfoot researcher and biologist John Bindernagel claims his research group has found evidence that the Yeti (a Russian "cousin" of the American Bigfoot) not only exists, but builds nests and shelters by twisting tree branches together. "We didn't feel like the trees we saw in Siberia had been done by a man or another mammal.... Twisted trees like this have also been observed in North America and they could fit with the theory that Bigfoot makes nests. The nests we have looked at are built around trees twisted together into an arch shape," Bindernagel told the British tabloid The Sun.
10 Ways To Sabotage Your Classroom Management By Jennifer Gonzalez You know the basics: Establish clear rules and consequences, be consistent, keep students engaged. But even with all that in place, the small things you do could be wreaking havoc on your whole system. Here are some habits you might have developed that are messing with your classroom management, along with more effective alternatives. 1. Smiling at the Wrong Times Lair of Ancient 'Kraken' Sea Monster Possibly Discovered This article was updated on Oct. 11 at 10:42 a.m. ET A giant sea monster, the likes of the mythological kraken, may have swum Earth's ancient oceans, snagging what was thought to be the sea's top predators — school bus-size ichthyosaurs with fearsome teeth. The kraken, which would've been nearly 100 feet (30 meters) long, or twice the size of the colossal squid, Mesonychoteuthis, likely drowned or broke the necks of the ichthyosaurs before dragging the corpses to its lair, akin to an octopus's midden, according to study researcher Mark McMenamin, a paleontologist at Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts. [Rumor or Reality: The Creatures of Cryptozoology]
30 Most Important Classroom Procedures The key to getting your classroom to run smoothly and minimize behavior issues is to establish procedures and routines. This takes significant work and practice in the beginning but is well worth the effort! The following procedures are key to a successful teaching experience: Beginning the day — Enter the room politely; put away your backpack, lunch, and coat; turn in your homework; sit at your desk and read alone or do before-school work silently. The Jersey Devil The Jersey Devil, the supposed mythical creature of the New Jersey Pinelands, has haunted New Jersey and the surrounding areas for the past 260 years. This entity has been seen by over 2,000 witnesses over this period. It has terrorized towns and caused factories and schools to close down, yet many people believe that the Jersey Devil is a legend, a mythical beast, that originated from the folklore of the New Jersey Pine Barrens. Others disagree with this point of view. The following text will show there is evidence to support the existence of an animal or supernatural bring known as the Jersey Devil. The evidence consists of the stories of the Jersey Devil's origin, the sightings of it, and finally, the theories on it.
Learning Disabled For a Day THE TEACHER is an ogre, one of those dreaded, domineering types whose class offers a window into the Inquisition. Within five minutes the students are bumbling, staring at the floor. "Name a story with a cat in it, Kathy! Name a story with a cat in it!" Teaching Men to Be Emotionally Honest Photo Last semester, a student in the masculinity course I teach showed a video clip she had found online of a toddler getting what appeared to be his first . Off camera, we hear his father’s voice. “I’ll hold your hand, O.K.?” Then, as his son becomes increasingly agitated: “Don’t cry!… Aw, big boy!
Why should we include Critical Thinking (Good thinking) in Preschool “It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.” – Aristotle Our role as educators is to support children to be independent life long learners in an ever-changing world. As explained by Andreas Schleicher (Director for Education and Skills, and Special Advisor on Education Policy to the Secretary-General at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in Paris) in his presentation to ACER (Schleicher, 2014, p. vii) ‘Today – where we can access content on Google, where routine cognitive skills are being digitised or outsourced, and where jobs are changing so rapidly – accumulating knowledge matters a lot less and success has a lot more to do with ways of thinking; creativity, critical thinking, problem solving, [and] judgement.’ Andrea’s comment “ways of thinking,” encourages us to ponder, what is thinking? Critical Thinking for many is examined as a skill as Mulnix has suggested (Facione, 2000; Mulnix, 2012; Salmon, 2008).
The Owl Teacher: Creating Independent Thinkers When I was moved from 5th grade to 3rd grade a few years ago I was freaking out. Not because it was new curriculum but because I knew without a doubt that third graders were not as independent as fifth graders were. That was one of the things I loved the most about fifth graders - how they were so grown up and yet, still wanted to please you (most of the time). After adjusting to students that were a little more dependent, I realized it wasn't so much the dependency that was - forgive me here - driving me nuts, but that some students acted like they wanted me to spoon feed them everything. Perhaps I'm one of those mean teachers- but I just don't "play that way."