It's been a long time since I've shared some links, but I would like to continue to share ones that inspire me or provide a quick idea or thought that can improve my teaching or thinking. Most often these are ones that I come back to after an initial viewing, because they were just too … Continue reading weekly links 022: music, inquiry, & a flipped english classroom
I read a fascinating article this week that briefly discusses one of my favorite undercurrent topics in education: creativity. The article in Forbes, "How Kids Lose Their Creativity As They Age (And How to Prevent It)" points out that creativity scores, measured yearly since the 1950's by what is called the Torrance Test, have been … Continue reading teaching for creativity: demand calls for reversing the downward trend
When reflecting on my own teaching and the principles that I strive toward, fresh and effective were the two words that came to mind. I believe in the practice of constantly refreshing old ideas and incorporating new research and best practices into teaching. I didn't want my classroom to feel stale, rather I felt the need … Continue reading a fresh look at teaching
Guest Blogger: Jacqueline Woodson | The TeachingBooks.net Blog tags: writing article The Collapse of Print Advertising in 1 Graph - Derek Thompson - Business - The Atlantic tags: journalism infographic The Bright Side of Being Hacked - NYTimes.com tags: articleThree Tibetans Die After Self-Immolations - NYTimes.comtags: articlejkrowlingpage-1qy65ni.jpg 1,053×753 pixelstags: Harry Potter writingShould You Send That Email? Here’s … Continue reading weekly links 021–some links for writing & common core
Building a healthy information diet - latimes.com tags: informational text technology readingPosted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.
As a teacher, have you ever had a bad day? It seems a bit silly to ask that question, since it happens to all of us--when you have a hard time making transitions between activities, when you stumble over your words, or when your class is just out of control.I've been having a lot of … Continue reading this is just to say
Beyond the Book Report: Ways to Respond to Literature Using New York Times Models - NYTimes.com tags: books reading reader's workshop Memorable Field Trip Moments | Scholastic.com good for a laughtags: teachers funny Reader Idea | Developing Critical Thinking and Writing Skills for Test Prep - NYTimes.com excellent- should be used in every secondary classroom; … Continue reading weekly links 019– been working hard . . . but had to pause for some great ideas . . .