Homework? What homework?

Since we’ve been discussing issues with the lack of homework, I thought I would post a link to this article from the Atlantic on How Much Homework Do American Kids Do?  It states that the recommendation from the NEA is 10 minutes for each school grade.  For example a 3rd grader should have 30 minutes … Continue reading

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Teaching students to question with a text A great graphic organizer and strategy for getting students engaged in any type of text.

3 Most Common Modeling Mistakes

This is the link Jamie shared.  Thanks, Munk!

Practical Guide for Teachers with iPads

Since We’ve Been Discussing Rules A Lot Recently…

These rules come from Sister Corita Kent. Rule I FIND A PLACE YOU TRUST AND THEN TRY TRUSTING IT FOR A WHILE. Rule 2 GENERAL DUTIES OF A STUDENT: PULL EVERYTHING OUT OF YOUR TEACHER. PULL EVERYTHING OUT OF YOUR FELLOW STUDENTS. Rule 3 GENERAL DUTIES OF A TEACHER: PULL EVERYTHING OUT OF YOUR STUDENTS. … Continue reading

Great example of an authentic product

High school students in Norway wrote a book (in English): Connected Learners: A Step-by-Step Guide to Creating a Global Classroom and participated in a Twitter chat with educators from around the world about their experience on 5/21/13.

Summer plans?

Here’s a great post on the NY Times Learning Network on Maker Culture, Connected Learning, and Innovation.

Why Kids Should Grade Teachers

The end of the semester is upon us!  How about getting feedback from your students in the form of course evaluations.  An article in The Atlantic points to evidence that students have valuable feedback for us.   Here are some I used a few years ago.  This semester I think I’ll go digital…

Great Resources for ELLs and the Common Core

Colorin Colorado: A bilingual site for families and educators of English language learners.

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