mscarmenb:

supermoclel:

are you ever in the middle of saying something or showing someone something and you realize that literally no one cares 

TEACHING!

450,506 notes   •   September 10 2014, 12:23 AM   •   VIA   •   SOURCE

7th grade lesson for The Graveyard Book:

Obj: SWBAT comprehend The Graveyard Book.

SWBAT make connections between The Graveyard Book and Celtic mythology.

Asmnt:  Activity notes, writing

Asimnt: Continue reading/listening to Ch. 2, Celtic and pre-Celtic mythology role-play activity, reflective writing

My pl*ns are incredibly skimpy. I tend to do better when I just let it happen, y’know? (That’s only partially an excuse for laziness.)

itsssnix:

iamlittlei:

Reflective Teaching Questions: A Challenge For Teachers

mrsjdr:

TeachThought is doing a reflective teaching blog challenge for the month of September. I thought of my edupeeps here on tumblr and encourage you to jump in anytime and participate as much or as little as you like. If you, tag your post #reflectiveteaching

I also encourage those of you who are not classroom teachers to also participate, and to morph the questions as needed to join in. I know I sometimes have a hard time engaging in these kinds of things now that I’m out of the classroom, which causes me to feel a bit disconnected from my previous identity and the communities I once thrived on, but I’m getting better at breaking the rules to make things less exclusionary when I need to ;)

I think I might try to answer the ones that speak to me, and will do a mix of micro-blog, blog, and vlog posts depending on my mood and which will serve my purpose at the time.

Day 1
Write your goals for the school year. Be as specific or abstract as you’d like to be!

Day 2
Write about one piece of technology that you would like to try this year, and why. You might also write about what you’re hoping to see out of this edtech integration.

Day 3
Discuss one “observation” area that you would like to improve on for your teacher evaluation.

Day 4
Respond: What do you love the most about teaching?

Day 5
Post a picture of your classroom, and describe what you see–and what you don’t see that you’d like to.

Day 6
Explain: What does a good mentor “do”?

Day 7
Who was or is your most inspirational colleague, and why?

Day 8
What’s in your desk drawer, and what can you infer from those contents?

Day 9
Write about one of your biggest accomplishments in your teaching that no one knows about (or may not care).

Day 10
Share five random facts about yourself.
Share four things from your bucket list.
Share three things that you hope for this year, as a “person” or an educator.
Share two things that have made you laugh or cry as an educator.
Share one thing you wish more people knew about you.

Day 11
What is your favorite part of the school day and why?

Day 12
How do you envision your teaching changing over the next five years?

Day 13
Name the top edtech tools that you use on a consistent basis in the classroom, and rank them in terms of their perceived (by you) effectiveness.

Day 14
What is feedback for learning, and how well do you give it to students?

Day 15
Name three strengths you have as an educator.

Day 16
If you could have one superpower to use in the classroom, what would it be and how would it help?

Day 17
What do you think is the most challenging issue in education today?

Day 18
Create a metaphor/simile/analogy that describes your teaching philosophy. For example, a “teacher is a ________…”

Day 19
Name three powerful students can reflect on their learning, then discuss closely the one you use most often.

Day 20
How do you curate student work–or help them do it themselves?

Day 21
Do you have other hobbies/interests that you bring into your classroom teaching? Explain.

Day 22
What does your PLN look like, and what does it to for your teaching?

Day 23
Write about one way that you “meaningfully” involve the community in the learning in your classroom. If you don’t yet do so, discuss one way you could get started.

Day 24
Which learning trend captures your attention the most, and why? (Mobile learning, project-based learning, game-based learning, etc.)

Day 25
The ideal collaboration between students–what would it look like?

Day 26
What are your three favorite go-to sites for help/tips/resources in your teaching?

Day 27
What role do weekends and holidays play in your teaching?

Day 28
Respond: Should technology drive curriculum, or vice versa?

Day 29
How have you changed as an educator since you first started?

Day 30
What would you do (as a teacher) if you weren’t afraid?

Oooh, this.

84 notes   •   September 07 2014, 09:27 PM   •   VIA   •   SOURCE
vivyllons:

The bookstore in my town has a racism section in honor of Ferguson and it gives me a lot of hope

vivyllons:

The bookstore in my town has a racism section in honor of Ferguson and it gives me a lot of hope

31,253 notes   •   September 07 2014, 04:57 PM   •   VIA   •   SOURCE

Breathe. Focus. Try again.

 - what every student should hear from time to time (via medschoolandthreequarters)
2,410 notes   •   September 07 2014, 04:03 PM   •   VIA   •   SOURCE
Something I threw together. (My procrastination knows no bounds. Do the dishes, call my dad, make a poster. Ugh.) I’m going to try and get it printed for my classroom.

Something I threw together. (My procrastination knows no bounds. Do the dishes, call my dad, make a poster. Ugh.) I’m going to try and get it printed for my classroom.

1 note   •   September 07 2014, 01:45 AM
coolcatteacher:

Another awesome chart explaining and helping us understand Bloom’s taxonomy in practice!! Kristin Langley is awesome!

coolcatteacher:

Another awesome chart explaining and helping us understand Bloom’s taxonomy in practice!! Kristin Langley is awesome!

124 notes   •   September 05 2014, 11:33 PM   •   VIA   •   SOURCE
mentalflossr:

27 Offbeat College Essay Topics

mentalflossr:

27 Offbeat College Essay Topics

817 notes   •   September 05 2014, 10:51 PM   •   VIA   •   SOURCE
hisnamewasbeanni:

findingwhoiam-teacher:

Here’s a little inspiration for my classroom for students who don’t want to get work done.

YESSSSS

hisnamewasbeanni:

findingwhoiam-teacher:

Here’s a little inspiration for my classroom for students who don’t want to get work done.

YESSSSS

54 notes   •   September 05 2014, 09:38 PM   •   VIA   •   SOURCE

Currently have six students doing voluntary research and presentations on racism and justice, and one trying to organize a fundraiser to support Ferguson and Mike Brown’s family.
Sometimes my job is amazing.

1 note   •   September 05 2014, 12:30 AM
#diary