Wednesday, May 29, 2013

TED Talks: How to Escape Education's Death Valley

And another intriguing TED talk:  
How to Escape Education's Death Valley



What do you think?

Quote of the Week


Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Resource Round-Up: May 21, 2013

It is that time of year - the end!  The school year varies depending on your state and district but most seem to be wrapping up in the next 1-4 weeks.  So make sure your kiddos stay on track this summer with summer reading.

Here are a few website that might help your students do just that:

1. Summer Reading Tips: PBS provides a handful of tips for parents of younger students

2. Scholastic - Summer Reading Challenge:  Win prizes for logging your summer reading minutes

3. Barnes & Noble Summer Reading: Read 8 books and get a free one!



Monday, May 20, 2013

Excuses

As the end of the school year rolls around, are you tired of hearing excuses? (Or maybe even making them yourself?)




Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Resource Round-Up: May 14, 2013

Three Resources to Check Out:

  1. Five Ways to Get Your Kids Psyched For Summer Reading:  Students can easily lose about a month of learning during the summer.  Reading is one way to help prevent that "summer slide," so get your kids excited!
  2. Excellent Ways to Use Videos in Your Classroom:  As summer draws near, attention begins to wane.  Grab your students' attention by using video meaningfully.
  3. Seven Steps to the Perfect Story: A fun infograph that will help students deconstruct common story elements while allowing them to explore as they craft their writing.


Sunday, May 12, 2013

TED Talks: My Confession...

I have a confession to make...

I LOVE TED Talks!

It's true... they are interesting, thought-provoking, and can strike a chord.

I like things that make me think, and TED talks do that.

Here is a recent TED talk that hits home for educators:  Bill Gates: Teachers Need Real Feedback



When I think of the feedback I have received over my handful of years teaching, meaningful and pertinent feedback has been sparse. 

Teachers want to find new and better ways to help their students succeed.  Meaningful feedback is one important component to cultivating our teaching practices and strategies.

  1. Do you receive meaningful feedback?   
  2. What is the most helpful feedback you have ever received?
  3. How do you think school can improve to provide better feedback for teachers (and administrators!)?


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Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Resource Round-Up: May 7, 2013

Here are a few recent posts you might find interesting:

*I realize the infographs are LARGE for the website - but I figured that being able to actually read them was more important that staying in the lines today.


1. 18 Myths People Believe about Education: I can foresee some interesting debate about a couple of these...



2. Bring Food Education Back: Eating better (real) food equates to happier and healthier students are are ready and able to learn!


3. Dental Facts, Myths, and Oddities:  A little knowledge about dental health is always good! 



I'm just loving the infographs today - even if they are HUGE!

Sunday, May 5, 2013

20% Off Everything From iHeartLiteracy on May 7-8

Happy Teacher Appreciation Week!
To celebrate all the hard work you do every day, TeachersPayTeachers is having a HUGE sale on May 7th & May 8th in honor of Teacher Appreciation Day.
 

iHeartLiteracy will have all items at 20% off!

PLUS, get another 10% off by entering promo code TAD13 at check out!  {That's a total of 28% off of the original price}

So stock up that wishlist, and get ready for some great deals. 

Oh, and remember that you get TPT credits for leaving feedback on paid items, so leave a nice little note on some of the great resources you've bought and get rewarded with credit toward future purchases.

I hope everyone has an awesome week, and thank you for all of your hard work!


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