How to Use This Year’s Reflections for Next School Year – Education Article

The end of the year for a teacher is especially difficult: everyone is tired, the kids are off the rails, there are a plethora of special events going on, and grades are due. Many of us are holding onto our sanity like a life raft. The last thing many people want to think about is the start of a whole new year, but if we spend a moment to reflect on our year, it could be a gold mine for…

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“Are You Chinese?” | The TpT Blog – Education Article

This post originally appeared on the blog Math with Ms. Yi. My first teaching job straight out of undergrad was teaching 6th grade math in New York at a school located in Washington Heights. A majority of my students identified as Dominican and a few identified as black; we had no students who identified as white or Asian. At my school, I was the only Asian American middle school teacher. On the second day of school, one of my students…

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Moving Education Forward When We Can’t See Past the Past – Education Article

When I listen to the required mandatory podcasts so I can write this blog, I usually, but not always, am counting the minutes until the podcast ends. That wasn’t the case with this last one with Ted Dintersmith. It was good! He hit a homer for me when he talked about how change has to be a grassroots effort. He said that meaningful change has to come from the bottom up rather than the traditional top-down approach applied in 99%…

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6 Strategies for Less Stress (and More Learning) in the Classroom – Education Article

On any given day, children face a variety of stressors — from assessments at school to pressures at home to conflicts with friends. Educators can’t make all of these stressors go away. But what they can do is help promote a classroom environment that feels safe, comfortable, calm, and conducive to learning. Take a look at these six approaches you can incorporate into your day, that offer a wide range of benefits for students — from decreased stress to improved…

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My Fond Farewell – STORIES FROM SCHOOL AZ – Education Article

The day teachers and students have been waiting for is finally here – the last day of school. Normally I cannot get out of my classroom fast enough, eager as can be to begin a much-needed summer break. I will be back in 2 short months and will deal with whatever needs attention (read: mess) when I return. This year, however, I am taking my time as I get ready for summer break. I will not return to this classroom…

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Teacher Confession: The Student I’ll Never Forget – Education Article

I have a teacher confession to make. I failed him. Not “gave him an F” failed him but failed him as a young man. A student with a future ahead of him, someone who could one day be a father, a councilman, or even president. But I failed him. It was my second year as a teacher. Based on the number of students that were going to the 5th grade, there was a slot available to me to teach my…

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How to Create a Class Brand (and much more!) with Tony Vincent – SULS011 – Education Article

How to Create a Class Brand (and much more!) with Tony Vincent – SULS011 | Shake Up Learning ↑ This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We’ll assume you’re ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish.Accept Reject Read More Privacy & Cookies Policy !function(f,b,e,v,n,t,s) {if(f.fbq)return;n=f.fbq=function(){n.callMethod? n.callMethod.apply(n,arguments):n.queue.push(arguments)}; if(!f._fbq)f._fbq=n;n.push=n;n.loaded=!0;n.version=’2.0′; n.queue=[];t=b.createElement(e);t.async=!0; t.src=v;s=b.getElementsByTagName(e)[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(t,s)}(window, document,’script’, … This is only a snippet of a Education Article written by Kasey Bell Read Full Article

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5 Engaging Activities for the Classroom in May – Education Article

This post originally appeared on the blog Lights, Camera, Teach. It’s May and most of us are winding down our school year before summer vacation. We want our last few weeks of school to be fun and meaningful, but we are tired — and new ideas can take a lot of energy that we don’t have right now. I’m here to share with you a couple of meaningful activities that you can do with your classroom that are not difficult…

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Sawabona: I See You – STORIES FROM SCHOOL AZ – Education Article

Tribes in South Africa traditionally greet each other with “Sawabona,” which means “I see you.” The response is “Sikhona,” which translates to “I’m here.”  As I watch my students finish up this busy school year, I’m making sure they feel that I know they are here at school and here in my life. At the beginning of the year, I ask my students’ parents or caregivers to write me a letter or email telling me what they think I should…

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How to Turn Mistakes into Learning Opportunities – Education Article

This post originally appeared on the blog Mrs. Winter’s Bliss.            When students return to school at the beginning of the year, many teachers will ask them to set goals for what they’d like to achieve in the new school year. On the list you’re likely to see things like, “make new friends”, “get good grades,” and “learn new things”. One you are less likely to see is, “make mistakes”. I guess that’s no surprise. Students often…

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Math in the Elementary Classroom – Education Article

Let’s talk about math in the elementary classroom! In this virtual workshop, we’ll experience tasks that promote math talk in an equitable manner. In addition to the tasks themselves, we’ll examine specific ways to incorporate more visible math thinking, leading to productive mathematical discussions. Click Here to Register Related Tags: Collaboration, Cross-discipline, Discourse, discussion, Elementary, Math, mathematical, PrBL, Problem solving, Scaffolding, Skill development, Virtual Workshop !function(f,b,e,v,n,t,s) {if(f.fbq)return;n=f.fbq=function(){n.callMethod? n.callMethod.apply(n,arguments):n.queue.push(arguments)}; … This is only a snippet of a Education Article written by…

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Too Much Rigor? – STORIES FROM SCHOOL AZ – Education Article

Rigor: A popular buzz word in education today, this word is packed with meaning. It pops up in staff meetings, school mission statements, and parent conversations about school choice. Everyone seems to think that “rigor” is what kids need. But what does this word even mean? Let’s start with the Merriam-Webster dictionary definition: Rigor (a) Harsh inflexibility in temper, opinion, or judgment; (b) the quality of being unyielding and inflexible; (c) severity of life A tremor caused by a chill…

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5 Reasons to Start Your Day With Morning Tub Tasks – Education Article

Do you start your day with morning work? Would you like to leave that marking behind and switch to a paperless option? If so, then it’s time to switch to Morning Tub Tasks. Today I am sharing five reasons why you should make the switch to morning tubs.   It Helps You Spiral Your Curriculum In math, in particular, we teach units – time, money, patterning, and then we move on to the next unit. When you circle back to those…

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