Hi everyone, Check out this Mankato Free Press article on the the use of technology at St. Peter South! I was particularly excited to read that the second grade is using blogs and that they are exploring “digital citizenship”!
I just came across this article, Multi-tasking while Studying, and thought that it would be interesting for the practicum class to discuss. While I read it, I thought about my own multi-tasking and work, as well as how younger students might be learning. (Like the author of the article, I have to admit that I’m [...]
You might have seen in the news that NBA player Jason Collins just became the first male professional athlete currently in one of the four major sports (football, baseball, hockey, and basketball) to publicly come out as gay. Last week, NPR did a lovely piece on the implications of his move. (At that time, no [...]
Today we had a great discussion about how teachers might respond to students who want to discuss yesterday’s bombings of the Boston Marathon. I found this article that is directed towards parents, but has some sound advice: Be in Control of What Your Kids Hear.
Two things have inspired this post: the incredible writing you all shared in your midterm writing portfolios and my sense that I’ll never have enough time in class to share all of the resources that came to mind as I read! If you are interesting in doing the “Where I’m From” poem with a future [...]
Here’s a shout out for Kelly Okerman, who is currently student teaching. This is a video they made for their school to get them excited for Earth Day. We haven’t talked about this in class, but I can imagine using the writing process to block out and create a script for this type of video.
My father-in-law sent me a link to this article to share with all of you. The article focuses on how a waitress treated a customer with autism with respect. (And, by implication, how rare these exchanges are.) I have to admit that it made me tear up!
During my Kindergarten Practicum experience we needed to create lessons that revolved around a farm theme, and Minnesota Ag in the Classroom provided a plethora of resources that helped add on to the activities that my co-teachers and I had already generated. The link listed on the bottom here will take you to their website. [...]
If you are looking for news and opportunities in the field of education, SmartBrief is a great resource! I have been a subscriber to one of their publications for over a year now and they always have new and interesting articles, and even job postings!! They have many different topics: News in International Education, News [...]
On March 22, 2013, the New York Times wrote an article on President Obama’s extensive use of the Hebrew language during his time in Israel, titled “Shalom, Mr. President: Obama Tries to Charm Israelis with Hebrew”. In this article, it reviews how the President went far beyond the typical greeting and “sprinkle[d] Hebrew throughout his [...]