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Getting To Know Students? Ask The Right Questions

Getting To Know Students? Ask The Right Questions
Getting To Know Students Starts With Asking The Right Questions by Dawn Casey-Rowe, Teacher/Marketer/Spin Doctor Extraordinaire It’s back to school time! Whether you’ve been teaching for two minutes or twenty years, this is a critical time of year. When kids enter my classroom, they’re thinking, “Is this woman going to bore me to death? You wonder how you can make a fun–and meaningful–year out of… this. You are asking the wrong questions. If you’re asking questions about curriculum, you’re asking questions that relate to long-term course goals or end of year goals. If you’re asking about your ratings, you’re asking questions out of fear. If you’re asking questions about testing and scores, your questions have to do with things imposed upon you by districts and states. This year, try something different. “Marketing survey?” My students are my customers. These are questions that matter. That’s largely where many schools are today. I was them a couple of decades ago.

How to Come Up with Good Conversation Topics (with Sample Topics) Expert Reviewed Four Parts:Learning About Basic Conversation StartersExtending the ConversationPushing BoundariesConversation HelpCommunity Q&A Even if you're good with people, there are likely times when you're stuck for something more to say and start wondering what topic to bring up next. Steps Part 1 Learning About Basic Conversation Starters <img alt="Image titled Come Up with Good Conversation Topics Step 1" src=" width="728" height="546" class="whcdn" onload="WH.performance.clearMarks('image1_rendered'); WH.performance.mark('image1_rendered');">1Talk about the other person. Part 2 Extending the Conversation Part 3 Pushing Boundaries Community Q&A Add New Question Is it normal to get nervous talking to a cute girl? Ask a Question Can you answer these readers' questions? Please use 700 characters or less. Tips

What's Your Learning Style? 20 Questions What's Your Learning Style? 20 Questions EducationPlanner Site Menu Section Menu Main Content What's Your Learning Style? <h4 style="text-align: center;">This application requires JavaScript. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. Question 1 of 20 Footer Menu is a public service of the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA). Conversation Questions for the ESL/EFL Classroom If this is your first time here, then read the Teacher's Guide to Using These PagesIf you can think of a good question for any list, please send it to us. Home | Articles | Lessons | Techniques | Questions | Games | Jokes | Things for Teachers | Links | Activities for ESL Students Would you like to help? If you can think of a good question for any list, please send it to us. Copyright © 1997-2010 by The Internet TESL Journal Pages from this site should not be put online elsewhere.Permission is not required to link directly to any page on our site as long as you do not trap the page inside a frame.

Google Slides: Your First Week Activity Add your introduction slide here If you are just getting started with Google Slides, or if you’re a veteran, using Google Slides collaboratively is a great way to introduce Google Docs to the students. This intro activity demonstrates using collaborative documents, allows students to get to know each other and helps you to learn the students names. Create a Google Slides presentation and share it with all of the students. Under the View menu, choose “Master.” The master shows the master master slide and the 6 layouts. Click on the remaining layout. Rename the slide layout to “USE THIS ONE.” Click on the slide tile on the left in the slide master. Rename the 2nd layout to “do NOT use.” Edit the first slide layout. Click on the grey stripe outside of the slide master on the left or on the “x” in the upper-right corner of the slide master to exit editing the master. The first slide is now showing your student slide layout. Keep quarter sheets of paper around for students to do their work on.

How to Start a Conversation When You Have Nothing to Talk About (with Examples) Edit Article Sample HintsStarting Your Conversation Edited by Anthony J. Colleluori, Jack Herrick, DrLynx, Ben Rubenstein and 164 others Starting a conversation to get to know someone or breaking an awkward silence can be very stressful. Ad Steps Starting Your Conversation 1Introduce yourself if necessary. 10Maintain the equilibrium. Tips Follow the lead that your listener is expressing. Warnings Make use of "please", "may I", "thank you", "could you" when someone is nice to you and when you want something. List of Conversation Topics | Conversation starters One of the most frustrating things I have ever experienced around a girl, is if I and her run out of things to talk about. Since you found this post I assume you know what I’m talking about, and maybe you are interested in learning how to avoid awkward silence. I’m thinking about the teeth pooling moments where the awkward silence just takes over the situation, you are just sitting their smiling while desperately in your mind scrambling for something just mildly interesting say, but you just can think of anything, you mind is a total black out, you can’t even remember your own name at this point. Finally you hear yourself saying something completely uninteresting, like: “sooo.. do you come here often”, she says “no its my first time!” It’s a horrible horrible situation to be in, I have thus decided to make this cheat sheet of interesting conversation topics to ensure, that you will never run out of things to say again. Talk about Past Experiences: Talk about Current Experience:

The Teacher's Corner - Lesson Plans, Worksheets and Activities EFLshorts | Short stories for EFL learners Interactive Whiteboards and Web Tools Interactive whiteboards are more than just glorified overhead projectors - the interactive tools allow teachers to create lessons that actively engage students in creative ways. They also allow us to use a variety of interactive web 2.0 tools with our students in a way that allows all students to participate actively. I hope to add more items to this page throughout the year - great links to other websites and my favorite Smartboard files. For now, it's a somewhat random listing of files that I've either created ordiscovered on the Internet. Cool Websites and Applications for Any Computer BrainPOP Free Video Collection - Do you know Tim and Moby? The Hat - A great tool for choosing students randomly! Webinar Recording: 5 Amazing Web Tools for Classroom Collaboration Click below to watch the recording of a webinar hosted by Laura Candler featuring five terrific educators and their favorite web tools. More Amazing Web Tools Webinar Resources Interactive Fractions Program

Gallery Michael Jackson Hardy Leung, July 31, 2010 Paul the Octopus Hardy Leung, July 11, 2010 Frida Kahlo Hardy Leung, July 7, 2010 Dalmatian Hardy Leung, June 8, 2010 Ada Lovelace (Computer Pioneer) Hardy Leung, May 26, 2010 Rosa Parks Hardy Leung, May 26, 2010 Eleanor Roosevelt Hardy Leung, May 26, 2010 Martin Luther King Jr. Country Populations Hardy Leung, April 1, 2010 United Sweets of America map: A dessert for every state in the country. Click an illustration to learn more. What would America be without dessert? It would be puritanical. Thankfully for our collective culture, if not our blood sugar levels, America is a land of desserts. L.V. And so it is clear that each state ought to claim its own dessert, even as we all praise apple pie as the ultimate symbol of Americana. Such a formidable task requires some ground rules: 1. 2. 3. Chocolate chip cookies aren’t quite as emblematic as apple pie, and unlike apple pie they have a clear place of birth: the Toll House Inn in Whitman, Massachusetts. This map was difficult to compile, given that so many desserts are regional rather than local in origin, and it will no doubt draw complaints from, say, Louisianans who think they should have gotten red velvet cake. Alabama Lane cake Also known as Alabama Lane cake, Lane cake is one of those boozy, eggy, dried-fruit-filled confections we don’t eat enough of these days.

Food Maps of the World Caitlin Levin and Henry Hargreaves, who brought us Deep Fried Gadgets and Gingerbread Galleries, now have created a series of maps of places all over the world made of food! In this series we have taken many of the iconic foods of countries and continents and turned them into physical maps. While we know that tomatoes originally came from the Andes in South America, Italy has become the tomato king. These maps show how food has traveled the globe - transforming and becoming a part of the cultural identity of that place. Who doesn't know the saying "throw some shrimp on the barbie" and not think of Australia? Who goes to France without eating bread and cheese? Continue reading to see more maps, and some behind-the-scenes photographs of their creation. See more of Hargreaves’ and Levin’s works at their website. (vimeo link) See also: Previous artworks by Henry Hargreaves and Caitlin Levin at Neatorama.

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