By Hal Portner
What might a curriculum look, sound, taste, smell and feel like if it not only incorporated 21st century skills, but also considered those skills as its content? Try this one …
By Alan Haskvitz
There is simply no need to spend so much $$$ on technology! There are alternatives that offer the same for less money.
By Leah Davies, M.Ed.
Movement activities can be initiated by teachers throughout the day and especially during classroom transitions. Using songs and rhymes that reinforce lessons improve children’s listening and memory skills. Activities, games, …
By Ron Victoria
National Drunk & Drugged Driving Prevention Month
National Stress-Free Family Holidays Month
Universal Human Rights Month
Safe Toys and Gifts Month.
Dec. 1 is … National Pie and Eat a Red Apple …
By Marjan Glavac
MATHFROG is a free mathematics site of Fun Resources and Online Games for parents, teachers and students in grades 4, 5 and 6. Great games and activities are available …
By Marla Weinstein
NEW! Poetry Corner! Enjoy this month’s poetic offerings!
By Susan Rismiller
When the increased collaborative and social requirements of our teaching day begin to wear us down, what’s a teacher to do?
By Mohammed Alfadhel
To correct students’ mistakes has always been, and will always be the concern of most teachers. To begin with, it is crucial to emphasize that no one is above knowledge, …
A commonly shared belief among those with English and writing backgrounds is that writing cannot be taught. And so what’s the point of writing an article about teaching writing if …
By Allison Gray - Rasmussen College
An annotated list of 50 web tools to help teachers with lesson planning, research and productivity! By Rasmussen College.
By PR Guruprasad
One of the most important aims of imparting quality education is to enable children to use lesson concepts in problem solving, particularly in math and science. When we talk about …
By Bill Page
The word “teaching” obscures the essence of education, which is “learning”. The term, teaching, misleads educators, prevents teachers from seeking improvement, denies new research applications, obfuscates innovation, impedes reformation, …
On the wall above my desk are two pieces of precious spontaneous play/art that inspire me every day. One is a crazy confusion of wooden scraps that my son Spencer glued up from pieces of baseboard molding, construction scraps and dowels. The other is his wooden helicopter made in his third grade shop class. Both are pieces of genius: covered in gloppy, pointillist paint jobs; fully working rotors, and carefully thought-out appendages—antennae, guns, fishing rods? I have no idea. But both convey hours of imaginative use of humble materials….
High schoolers at Roosevelt High School in Minneapolis, Minn. are being engaged in the classroom in a whole new way. By using social media tools and giving them access to the Internet, students are able to learn in different ways. Having discussions about their English class online has increased their level of attention and engagement in their studies.
It is not that parents do not care. On the whole, I have seen them show deep concern about their children’s education. But many of these parents do not take the time to teach their children number facts or reading skills. These parents must be informed early that their child’s success in school means that they must start educating their children before they enter kindergarten.
By Barbara Pressman
When I sub, I try to follow the lesson plans as closely as possible. I want to be thorough, and maybe that’s why I never finish the lessons in the allotted time. I feel like I move too slowly. How can I judge my pacing to finish on time, and still cover all the material?
By Barbara Pressman
I was subbing in a third grade classroom when the principal stopped in and asked if I’d be able to sub next week in the sixth grade. Of course I said yes. At the end of the day, I went to see the teacher in that class to introduce my self and get pertinent information about the class. The teacher warned me that Christopher (not his real name) could be a real problem…
By Rachelle Ann A. Abad
Making a choice on continuing the service for teaching is like choosing the right briefcase in the game show “Deal or No Deal.” The consequence would definitely pour down unto you in an all or nothing game.
By Barb Stutesman
One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar. ~ Helen Keller
We all have many gifts that we have never opened. It’s time to open some of yours. ~ Dan Zadra
Nobody will ever deprive the American people of the right to vote except the American people themselves — and the only way they could do this is by not voting. ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt
It’s not hard you hit. It’s how …
By Cynthia K. DeLozier
Impending budget cuts and imbalanced enrollments many times impose the placement of multi-grade classes upon a school, the teachers, and the students. Without adequate support in place, such an assignment can be tremendously difficult. Academic achievement and individual growth can be attained through intensive, strategic planning, team teaching and teacher collaboration, professional development, and careful scheduling.
An appealing snowman poem, illustrated on a January 2010 calendar, free to download and use with your students – from TimTim.com!