math

Aug 12

lessonsfroma4thgrader:

Count On Me by Bruno Mars


Consider using this song in your classroom to transition into Math. Playing this song every day when you want your students to get ready for Math will save time and help focus your students. You don’t have to play the entire song, just the beginning is enough. Students will learn quickly that when the song starts, they need to be thinking about Math and getting all of their supplies ready to go.

Aug 11
ohmuffins:

be patient. 

ohmuffins:

be patient. 

Aug 11

Positively Persistent Teach: Teacher's Top 25 Books for Children →

teachersintiaras:

I found this list on the National Education Association. It is actually a list of 100 books for children compline in 2007 by parents and teachers. Check out the full list here.

  1. Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White
  2. Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
  3. The…
Jul 31

Novice Teacher: 8 Different Intelligences- summary of activities →

novicephoenix:

I need to remember to incorporate at least one activity from each intelligence in my (future) weekly lesson plans:

Verbal-Linguistic

  • Reading
  • Taking notes
  • Listening to lectures
  • Discussion
  • Debate/ Persuasive speaking
  • Explaining
  • Teaching

Logical- Mathematical

  • Math/ Physics/ Astronomy
  • Numbers
Jul 29

…the United States education system has failed me…

positivelypersistentteach:

whitesilenceremedies:

It will be a cold day in hell before I let my kids become economic or corporate robots…

I will be the primary educator of my children…

ignorance annoys me too much for me to let the educational system raise my kids.

Part of the problem is thinking that schools are supposed to raise anyone’s kids.

Jul 29

jonathanforhire:

These node chairs look pretty cool. I wish they had them when I was in college.

Jul 25

oh, muffins!: I'm alive! Here's the PRAXIS update: →

ohmuffins:

I honestly just want to write this all down because it was the most entertaining test I’ve ever taken. Here’s some highlights:

  • I got there at 7am dressed in yoga pants and my outrageously awesome Hermione t-shirt [I have a thing for “good luck charms” and I figured this HAD to be good luck…
Jul 25
world-shaker:

Guys.
It’s a Periodic. Table.

world-shaker:

Guys.

It’s a Periodic. Table.

Jul 23

quote For years, teachers like Thordarson have complained about the frustrations of teaching to the “middle” of the class. They stand at the whiteboard, trying to get 25 or more students to learn the same stuff at the same pace. And, of course, it never really works: Advanced kids get bored and tune out, lagging ones get lost and tune out, and pretty soon half the class isn’t paying attention. Since the rise of personal computers in the early ’80s, educators have hoped that technology could solve this problem by offering lessons tailored to each kid. Schools have blown millions, maybe billions, of dollars on sophisticated classroom technology, but the effort has been in vain. Khan’s videos are anything but sophisticated. He recorded many of them in a closet at home, his voice sounding muffled on his $25 Logitech headset. But some of his fans believe that Khan has stumbled onto the secret to solving education’s middle-of-the-class mediocrity. Most notable among them is Bill Gates, whose foundation has invested $1.5 million in Khan’s site. “I’d been looking for something like this—it’s so important,” Gates says. Khan’s approach, he argues, shows that education can truly be customized, with each student getting individualized help when needed.

How Khan Academy Is Changing the Rules of Education | Magazine (via infoneer-pulse)

I used Khan’s videos on the French Revolution to prep the kids for “A Tale of Two Cities.”

(via girlwithalessonplan)

Jul 22
kbkonnected:

Another one for the paperless classroom. CD cases can make great mini-dry-erase boards.
A few uses…
You can also put in mini worksheets (or parts of worksheets) to use in centers.
Makes excellent scratch paper for math.
Use to sketch draft drawings. Easier to erase than paper. 
Spelling practice when kids quiz each other.
Game shows
Keep on your desk to write quick notes.
via Instructables

kbkonnected:

Another one for the paperless classroom. CD cases can make great mini-dry-erase boards.

A few uses…

  • You can also put in mini worksheets (or parts of worksheets) to use in centers.
  • Makes excellent scratch paper for math.
  • Use to sketch draft drawings. Easier to erase than paper. 
  • Spelling practice when kids quiz each other.
  • Game shows
  • Keep on your desk to write quick notes.

via Instructables