Teaching Excellence & Educational Innovation The Eberly Center for Teaching Excellence and Educational Innovation brings pedagogical and technological issues together to support Carnegie Mellon faculty and graduate students in their roles as educators. New Resource: Teaching After Tragedy: What can instructors do to support students? Tragic events may take an emotional and cognitive toll on students, disrupt their lives, and interfere with learning for extended periods. Here we have strategies and resources to help instructors support students in the wake of tragedy... Connecting, Sharing, Adapting CVHS Business: Mrs. Johnson This website includes state standards, course disclosures, assignment dates, and assignment attachments for the business courses taught by Mrs. Johnson at Canyon View High School. Mrs. Johnson's class schedule for the 2015-16 school year is as follows:
Rubrics to the Rescue By Melissa D. Henning, M.Ed. Read this teacher-friendly article for an overview of the rationale for using rubrics and tools and tips for implementing rubrics as an assessment tool in your classroom. Labor Day Lesson: Create a Business Create Your Own Business: Lesson Plan Brief Description Students learn to work in cooperative groups to create their own businesses. Objectives In this lesson, students How Do Rubrics Help? Rubrics are multidimensional sets of scoring guidelines that can be used to provide consistency in evaluating student work. They spell out scoring criteria so that multiple teachers, using the same rubric for a student's essay, for example, would arrive at the same score or grade. Rubrics are used from the initiation to the completion of a student project. They provide a measurement system for specific tasks and are tailored to each project, so as the projects become more complex, so do the rubrics.
Virginia’s CTE Resource Center — Career and Technical Education Ready or Not Helps You Work R U Ready? into the Classroom Did you pick up a class set of R U Ready? magazines at a summer conference? Don't forget to check out Ready or Not, the teaching companion. It's filled with lesson plans that align with articles in the magazine—great for the first week of school! 28 Simple Ways To Use Twitter In The Classroom Between the cat images and celebrity garbage the Internet actually manages to boast educational potential. Considerable educational potential, in fact. Estimating Startup Costs for a New Business Confounded over how much money you’ll require for your startup business? Well, don’t fret. There’s an easy approach to breaking this mystery down and creating a clear picture of the funds that your startup business will need. Startup cost categories
How to Differentiate Instruction Lesson Plans and Teacher Timesavers - Huge Collection - Instant Lessons View Collection Need Tons of New Worksheets? 5 Free and Simple Timers for Teachers In the school at which I teach we have eighty minute class periods. Eighty minutes is a long time for anyone, let alone teenagers, to stay in one room and on task. Therefore, I break up the time with varied activities and "break times" during the eighty minutes. One tool that can help to get the students and me to not stretch the "break times" is to use a countdown timer.
Successful Student Motivation Classroom Teaching Strategies Student motivation, especially intrinsic motivation (the motivation that comes from within ones self), is a critical part of the education process. Motivation is a necessity so that learning becomes a continuing, improving, interesting and hopefully enjoyable process. I say "hopefully enjoyable" because although you as a teacher try to make learning fun, your students should understand that learning is the goal, the fun part is just nice to have. As I'm sure you know, most people can be intimidated when it comes to doing or learning something new - they would just prefer to maintain the status quo, it's easier. You as a teacher, must develop and encourage classroom motivation, i.e. think of and find ways to motivate students to reach their potential, their goals and their dreams. Students must also share in the responsibility by doing some things for themselves, such as:
National Standards for Financial Literacy by CEE Financial Literacy The National Standards for Financial Literacy provide a framework for teaching personal finance in kindergarten through 12th grade. A student who masters the knowledge embodied in the standards should be able to avoid making poor financial decisions, understand the economic reasons behind the trade-offs between financial choices, and know the basis for their own decisions. The standards contain the areas of knowledge and understanding that are fundamental to personal finance:
Indian Education - Utah State Office of Education A Critical Bibliography on North American Indians, For K-12 This bibliography was compiled by P. Ann Kaupp, Head of the Department of Anthropology's Outreach Office at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History (NMNH), Fiona Burnett, while an intern in the Museum Studies Program at George Washington University, Maureen Malloy, now Coordinator of Public Programs at the National Museum of Health and Medicine, and Cheryl Wilson, presently editor in the Publications Office of the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI). Alaska Federation of Natives Alaska Federation of Natives (AFN) is the largest statewide Native organization in Alaska. Its membership includes 178 villages (both federally-recognized tribes and village corporations), 13 regional Native corporations and 12 regional nonprofit and tribal consortiums that contract and run federal and state programs. Cyndi's List A portal page of Native American web resources.