Twitter Tip: Start Your Tweet with a Period Saturday morning someone asked me why some of my tweets start with a period. I was participating in the New Teacher to Twitter (#nt2t) chat. A twitter chat is an hour long conversation on a particular topic. Classroom Games for Intermediate & Advanced English Learning, Teaching a, an, & Articles, Singular/Plural Practice A an the spin using this ESL fun Game. Adjectives vs. Adverbs with -ly Practice Adjectives adverbs ly using this ESL fun Game. 21 Sensory Activities for Focus & Calm Engage the to help your home learners feel calm and stay focused. Grumpy, frustrated, worried, bored, overwhelmed (insert adjective describing your child's mood here) home learners can all benefit from a sensory break to engage their senses, boost self-regulation, and shake things up a bit. Parents of home learners, and educators soon to welcome students back into the classroom, take note: all it takes is a little to create meaningful sensory experiences. Try one of the activities from the list below when your child becomes fidgety, disengaged, anxious, or overwhelmed. Even better, plan a handful of activities throughout the day, because an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure (and sensory activities can be a lot of fun for adults and children alike!).
Here’s Why Believing People Can Change Is So Important in Life How a growth mindset affects stress levels and health. Adolescents who believe people can change cope better with the challenges of attending high school, a new study finds. In contrast, those who believed that people’s personalities are fixed and unchangeable fared worse, suffering higher levels of stress and poorer physical health. The study’s authors were inspired by the idea that the high school years are a defining period in life: 100 Reasons to Mind Map 100 examples of how you can use mindmapping whether completely new to mind maps or a seasoned pro. I hope the list helps generate ideas for you. 100 Reasons to Mind Map 1. Explore a subject 2.
6 ways Google Hangouts can make any teacher’s life better As the calendar year changes over, I’ve thought about my most game-changing technology over the last 365 days. I’m thinking about the one I’ve picked up that’s made the most difference. It has to be Google Hangouts, Google’s “video chat but so much more” tool.
Games, Activities for ESL Classroom Teaching Actions, Colors, Numbers Practice Vocabulary Related to Action Verbs, Colors, Numbers, with this ESL War Game. Animals, Colors, Clothes, Numbers Review Animals, Colors, Numbers and more with this ESL Vocabulary Dino Game Actions, Present Progressive Game 5 Must-Have Google Search Tips for Students Is Google OK for formal research? Sure ... if you know how to use it. For those of us who remember a time before the internet, using Google for research might feel strange -- like being thrust from the cozy confines of a favorite library straight into the Wild West of the web.
Growth Mindset: A Driving Philosophy, Not Just a Tool Picture a high school ELA honors class full of amazing kids who came up through the grades without any struggling, kids who thrive in schools that believe these students would do just fine. It was a class of mine, students who felt initially uncomfortable but were ultimately able to come together and study Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse-Five, a novel that presented content and literacy challenges the students weren't used to. How about my son, who entered first grade last year as five-year-old, not because I'm a crazy, achievement-driven parent, but because we had just moved from New York to Massachusetts, which define cutoff ages differently? We thought to put him in with his age group, but the district saw that he'd do better in first grade (he actually tested past second), and his new teacher ran her literacy program using flexible grouping so that all the kids could continually excel as was appropriate. These are just examples, but what do they have in common?
Practice Tests The Spring 2014 release consisted of Performance-Based Assessment tests in English Language Arts/Literacy and End-of-Year tests in mathematics. What's available: Grades 3–11 Performance-Based Assessment tests for ELA Grades 3–8 End-of-Year tests for mathematics Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II End-of-Year tests for mathematics Notes about scoring: The Spring 2014 release has scoring capability built into the tool. She Was Called The World's Ugliest Woman, Now She's An Inspiration by Kase Wickman 3/17/2015 Imagine you’re 17 years old. You’re surfing the web, procrastinating. You’re just passing the time on YouTube, watching inane videos and knowingly letting yourself rappel down into the rabbit hole of the internet.