Articles Archive for March 2012
Looking to spice up your math classroom with some easy ways to incorporate a bit of technology?
Even if you aren’t a math teacher, these ideas will get you thinking about some easy ways to add technology into your own classroom.
Add your own integration ideas in the comments area below.
NOTE: All of these ideas came from the online course inside of the Teacher Learning Community called “Using Technology in Math”. Learn more about joining the Teacher Learning Community.
As part of a unit on graphing, distribute colored candy such as M&Ms …
Are you tired of wasting time and money on professional development that your teachers just don’t use? You are invited to a FREE, online workshop that will share money-saving tips on PD that works!
Join me, Grace Dunlap, as I share with you the four key elements that always need to be considered when engaging your teachers in professional development.
What: [Webinar] 4 Secrets to a Successful PD Program
When: Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012 from 4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. EST, USA
In just 30 minutes, you’ll discover practical, …
Ready for another fun (and FREE!) opportunity to learn amongst your peers? Look no further – there’s another EdCamp this weekend!
The following is a guest post written by one of EdCamp Waterloo Region’s organizers, Kim Gill.
EdCamp Waterloo Region is an exciting educational event coming to our area on March 31st. EdCamps have been held in cities right across North America for several years. The basic premise of EdCamp is that it is “free, democratic, participant-driven professional development for teachers”. This video explains it best:
edcamp Waterloo Region Promo Video from GillVille …
The following is a guest post from Jesse Black, a third year Primary School teacher at Mount Sinai College in Sydney, Australia.
Do Poor Teachers Set Students Back Years?
I read an interesting article in the Sydney Morning Herald by Andrew Stevenson entitled “Poor Teachers Set Students Back Years.” My first thought was do they mean “poor” as in under-resourced or do they mean “poor” as in under-performing? The answer, at first, seemed to be strictly the latter. The article opens with a short list of …
Do you talk about the importance of citing references in your classroom? Oftentimes, students plagiarize unknowingly when they aren’t informed about copyright laws and best practices.
This short video from SimpleK12′s YouTube Channel gives some tips and ideas on how you can teach your students to avoid plagiarism.
Take a look at the video here:
What do you do to ensure your students know how to cite material properly in the classroom?
Every job has challenges that must be overcome … but at the end of the day, (hopefully) there is something that makes it all worthwhile. Teachers and Principals are continuously working hard to lead our students in the right direction. But what keeps our school leaders going? Here’s your chance to find out!
The following comments are what real principals had to say when I asked “What do you like most about being a Principal?”
“Working with teachers and students.”
“Helping make kids feel connected, supported, challenged, and engaged in their school and …
If you’ve been with me so far on our little iPad reflections journey (and this is the last post in this series, for awhile anyway), I’m sure you’ve discovered all kinds of great resources for the iPad.
So, before I head off onto other projects, I want to share with you my favorite iPad tip site (of course, I reserve the right to become smarter right away if you leave me some Comments with other sites that beat this one).
Teacher Joe Dale recently started a rather simple, yet creatively ingenious * …