It’s 4pm. Do you know where your students are?
If they are like the majority of American youth between the ages of 13-17, they are likely making, sharing, collaborating or playing with the aid of some form of socially connected technology. Should we dismiss this behavior as thoughtless, mind-numbing entertainment and self-indulgence?read more
Decision-Making and Data in Teaching Teaching involves a lot of decision making. When creating and teaching a lesson, decisions have to be made constantly, including during the initial planning phase. These decisions include how to start class, ways to sequence ideas...read more
Cultural proficiency is defined as a mind-set, a worldview, a way a person or an organization makes assumptions for effectively describing, responding to, and planning for issues that arise in diverse environments. For some people, cultural proficiency is a paradigm shift from viewing cultural differences as problematic to learning how to interact effectively with other cultures.read more
What do you do if you’re asked to teach some science topic that you’re not really sure about? Do you go to the internet to try to find ideas? If yoNSTA 1u do find ideas, how do you know the science behind them is not critically flawed? NSTA has a resource to help you through those difficult times. They have created the NSTA Learning Center to help teachers insure their students get top notch, accurate information in their classrooms.read more
TWO PART ORGANIZATIONAL SYSTEM keeping track of class assignments organizing assignments for grading. As a teacher do you cringe when a student asks, “What did I miss last Thursday?”? Or do you dread the student’s statement, “I KNOW I turned that assignment in, YOU...read more