Teaching Math to People Who Think They Hate It A popular Cornell professor tries to help language-arts types learn how to "make math" instead of just studying it. The author's son and husband take the scalene triangle challenge. (Jessica Lahey ) Free Science Worksheets for Preschool-Sixth Grade-Biology, Earth, Physical Sciences Welcome to the science worksheet page at TLSBooks. Many of the science worksheets and puzzles found here can be utilized by multiple grade levels. It is our hope that after completing a worksheet or activity, children will become curious and pursue additional information about a topic or branch of science. After all, discovery is what science is all about! You may print any of these science worksheets for your own personal, non-commercial use only. These worksheets may not be saved electronically or hosted on any other web site, blog, forum, etc.
The Challenges and Realities of Inquiry-Based Learning Inquiry Learning Teaching Strategies Getty By Thom Markham Teachers in a rural southeast Michigan high school were recently discussing the odd behavior of the senior class. Mrs. Orman's Classroom: Interactive Notebook Examples and Templates When I first heard someone mention interactive notebooks, I thought they meant "interactive" as in digital interaction between peers. But I was completely wrong. "Interactive," as in "interactive notebook," refers to a student's collection of notes and graphics. They are personal tools for students to process ideas and concepts. The "interaction" part is the student interacting with the notes (rather than with other students).
20+ Websites to Download Creative Commons Music For Free Editor’s note: For a newer, updated version of this post, check it out here. If you’ve wondered where many of those YouTube videos get their background music from, you’ve come to the right place. Music with Creative Commons licenses are music compositions written, produced and shared by people who do not charge anything when you use their music for your own use, commercially or non-commercially. Basically, they make the music and keep ownership and copyright of it and you get the permission to use it for your videos, film or small multimedia productions, as long as you credit the creator properly.
Scholar Laureate – Delegations For Career Exploration Gina Anderson Program Officer, U.S. How About Better Parents? How do we know? Every three years, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, or O.E.C.D., conducts exams as part of the Program for International Student Assessment, or PISA, which tests 15-year-olds in the world’s leading industrialized nations on their reading comprehension and ability to use what they’ve learned in math and science to solve real problems — the most important skills for succeeding in college and life. America’s 15-year-olds have not been distinguishing themselves in the PISA exams compared with students in Singapore, Finland and Shanghai. To better understand why some students thrive taking the PISA tests and others do not, Andreas Schleicher, who oversees the exams for the O.E.C.D., was encouraged by the O.E.C.D. countries to look beyond the classrooms. Yes, students from more well-to-do households are more likely to have more involved parents. The kind of parental involvement matters, as well.
5 Key Strategies For ELL Instruction English Language Learners (ELLs) face the double challenge of learning academic content as well as the language in which it is presented. Teachers have traditionally treated language learning as a process of imparting words and structures or rules to students, separate from the process of teaching content knowledge. This approach has left ELLs especially unprepared to work with the complex texts and the academic types of language that are required to engage in content area practices, such as solving word problems in Mathematics, or deconstructing an author’s reasoning and evidence in English Language Arts.
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