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How 'Slow Looking' Can Help Students Develop Skills Across Disciplines Eight seconds — that’s the latest estimate of the length of the human attention span. The push to cover more material in the same amount of classroom time also provides a challenge, especially when teachers are told that the skills (like critical thinking and creativity) their students will need in order to compete in the 21st century are ones that take time to develop. For educators working with a new generation raised in a world of rapid information exchange, it may seem difficult to hold students’ attention when it comes time for extended observation.

Network Monitoring Tools Les Cottrell, SLAC. Last Update: December 14, 2015 ESnet | ESCC | PinGER Internet monitoring | Tutorial This is a list of tools used for Network (both LAN and WAN) Monitoring tools and where to find out more about them. The audience is mainly network administrators. Mobile However, things are not as simple with teens. Most are very clever and insightful kids, but this is not exactly the most talkative age group. Have you ever faced a class full of blank stares where most of the replies you hear are “Yes”, “No”, or “It depends”? Have you ever felt frustrated by their lack of interest? Shari Sloane - Educational Consultant Math Centers and Games (Click on any image to see a larger version of that image.) 10s Go Fish - This game is played just like "Go Fish." Instead of asking for a card to match your card, you have to ask for a card that would add with one of your cards to make a sum of 10. I introduced the game with out class 4th Grade buddies, but it was still really difficult. So I made up this little cheat sheet to show that combos that make 10.

Free Printable Printable Montessori Learning Materials for Montessori Learning at Home & School Main Navigation Free Printable Montessori Materials Please save these free Montessori files to your computer, open in Adobe Reader, and then print (or else the font may not display correctly). 1. Please do not upload any of our files (free or otherwise) to a file sharing center or your own website. Instead, please direct others to this page for their free copy. How Revising Math Exams Turns Students Into Learners, Not Processors Teaching metacognitive skills According to Cover, the Lakeview School District has had “a big equity push” in recent years, with two organizations being brought in to lead monthly dialogues for cohorts of about 15 faculty members. Those dialogues prompted Cover to reflect on areas where she had struggled in school — primarily writing. “I recalled that I learned to write by doing rewrites on English and history papers,” she says.

Climate change will see parts of cities under water - Robinson Many people living along the coast of cities could find their homes under water with even a moderate sea-level change, former president Mary Robinson has warned. The United Nations special envoy for climate change said it was predicted 200 million people could be climate displaced people by the end of the century. “And, if we are not careful, by 2050,” she said. “We are talking about the fact that an awful lot of people live on the coast in parts of cities will be under water if sea levels rise by even a fairly moderate amount. You’ve got to have a dream: a free downloadable lesson A free downloadable lesson, based around a Russian advertising video for shampoo. Despite what is aims to sell, the video is actually quite inspiring, with the story of a girl who succeeds against the odds through pure grit and determination. Students start by watching the video and trying to guess what it is trying to advertise (so don’t tell them!). They then try to reconstruct the story in pairs, watching the video again to check their ideas.

Parts of Speech The parts of speech explain how a word is used in a sentence. There are eight main parts of speech (also know as word classes): nouns, pronouns, adjectives, verbs, adverbs, prepositions, conjunctions and interjections. Most parts of speech can be divided into sub-classes.Prepositions can be divided into prepositions of time, prepositions of place etc. Nouns can be divided into proper nouns, common nouns, concrete nouns etc. About Smart Classroom Management Here at Smart Classroom Management, we believe in two principles thought by many to be on contradictory ends of the classroom management spectrum. On one side we believe in faithfully following a classroom management plan. This allows teachers to hold students accountable without yelling, scolding, lecturing, or using any other stressful or hurtful method. On the other side we believe in creating a classroom that students love being part of, that they’re excited to come to every day. This combination of strength and joy holds the key to effective classroom management. Week after week, using simple strategies and techniques, we’ll show you exactly how to use these principles to get your students to want to behave.