Archive for 2013

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Sharing a Teaching Idea

I know we talked about homework in Katrina’s class today so an idea that formulated in my mind throughout the day was what if your homework was taking the concepts that they are learning and helping them form those real world connections for their homework. It could be as simple as finding products in your […]

Just for Fun! – Quote Post

Hi everyone! After a few weeks in practicum, I’m sure we have a lot of funny quotes and things that have happened while in the classroom.  I thought it’d be fun to share some of the funny things that have gone on (with complete anonymity of course). 2 of the funniest things that have happened […]

Shoutout to Kayla & Bethany!

I just wanted to write a quick shoutout to Kayla and Bethany for bringing in de-stressors on Thursday.  I really enjoyed the serenity oil and thought it was a great way to show our class how to relax during stressful times.  Thanks for the great idea!!

Mismatched relatives

http://minnesota.publicradio.org/features/npr.php?id=241636756 Heres an interesting article as a follow up to our multi-cultural education discussion on Tuesday. The author provides a number of examples where someone questioned or was suspicious of a parent and child who were together, but who did not seem to “match.” They might be from different ethnic groups or just look very […]

#petsintheclassroom

http://www.petsintheclassroom.org/grant-app/   I found out about this Grant that teachers can apply for today from my Kindergarten practicum teacher. Since I was really excited about this resource, I wanted to share it with the rest of you. Pets in general are wonderful to have around, they can change the atmosphere of a room and serve […]

In the news: Schooling in Pakistan

Hello everyone, here is an article I recently read on the educational problems in Pakistan. Although it is a relatively small article it really highlights the problems they are facing currently in Pakistan. I would suggest checking it out. http://www.cnn.com/2013/10/09/world/asia/infographic-pakistan-education/

Shout Out to Us!

I’m going to go for another shout out post to all of us, because I couldn’t pick a single person to shout out! to. I have multiple reasons for a group shout out, beginning with last week’s TLC session. What a magical time. But actually, it was really good to get halfway through the semester […]

7 habits

http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/10/15/education/covey-7-habits-school-children This article talks about schools that have adopted FranklinCovey’s 7 habits for elementary students. The premise is developing leadership skills, but the early payoff is in improved behavior. Check it out.

Discussion question: Elementary Practicum

Hello fellow teachers. This Thursday will be our first day in our elementary classrooms. My question to you is: What will be your main goal for Thursday? What do you want to accomplish? What do you want to learn about your class? Really, just take this question and run with it, let your mind run […]

Just for Fun

For my Just for Fun post, one of my dance professors  posts really enlightening quotes, passages, etc. for teachers. Here  is one I would like to share with you (although you may have already seen this on Facebook): Standardized Testing: My friend said: My daughter’s new elementary school principle sent this to all the students […]