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- The Power of the (Informal) Peer Observation
- Furniture in the Collaborative Classroom: Desks with wheels may be overrated
- Interrogating Language and Power with Amy Tan’s “Mother Tongue”
- Reflections on being a student
- Reflections on Co-Teaching
- Checklists to Promote Learning (and Independence):
- What if teachers had more time?
- Thinking Out Loud: What if Universities Harnessed the Power of K-12 Teachers?
- Wish List: “Heart of Darkness” by Joseph Conrad
- Application Season is Here & “Undermatching” is Still a Problem
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Monthly Archives: June 2013
A lot of research suggests that relationships with students do matter. That is, students need to know that you care about them; they tend to be more successful when they aware that teachers have their best interests in mind. The … Continue reading
How do teachers use technology to collaborate with each other in and out of the classroom? How do teachers use the Internet make connections and share ideas in meaningful ways? (And do they really do this?) Here are a few … Continue reading
A few lifesavers for the first year of teaching: The First Days of School by Harry Wong & Rosemary Wong Fires in the Bathroom: Advice for Teachers from High School Students Support from colleagues and family Coffee, tissues, chocolate-covered espresso … Continue reading
Here is a fantastic example of a discussion format that puts students in charge and that is designed to help students speak intelligently about literature. Bravo, Julia St. Martin!
A brief rundown of the knowledge and skills needed for a typical day of successful teaching (and lesson/assessment planning, evaluation, etc.) c/o Mary Tedrow at Walking to School:
This is a cooperative learning activity that emphasizes deeper understanding of a topic and reflection. I picked this up from a wonderful professor at Ithaca College where I received my M.A.T. Materials needed: Chart paper, large classroom space, multicolored markers … Continue reading
When students learn to ask good questions, they are more empowered to lead discussions; this skill also has the potential to help students become more personally invested in course topics. After all, when students take responsibility for guiding conversations, they … Continue reading