All Blog Posts Tagged 'student' (44)

Happy Birthday Tchaikovsky!

Today is a day to celebrate and pay tribute to this musical genius. Teachers, students, lovers of music, everyone, can take a journey back in time and meet Tchaikovsky in a way that will captivate all.

Pyotr Tchaikovsky led a somewhat troubled life, despite achieving immense success.  He…

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Added by Marion Andersson on May 7, 2013 at 11:31pm — No Comments

Reflections on Student Engagement: Don’t “Zsa Zsa Gabor” Them

"I call everyone 'Darling' because I can't remember their names."

-Zsa Zsa Gabor



A few years ago, my fledgling kid brother walked into his first class at Central Michigan University. It was in one of those stadium-sized lecture halls—you know the kind: a wall of vertical-sliding chalkboards and a…

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Added by Karen Cameron on August 28, 2012 at 8:00am — No Comments

Applying to Study at a USA College

Curated links for overseas students considering applying to a USA College.

Added by Shamblesguru (Chris Smith) on August 22, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments

Creating e-portfolios using Weebly for Education





Creating a website has never been so easy!



Weebly for Education is a fantastic resource for…
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Added by Ms. Lynda Hall on August 10, 2012 at 10:55pm — 5 Comments

Public Speaking, Death and Twitter in the Classroom

How many times have you said something about public speaking or your reluctance to give speeches and had someone come right back with the threadbare cliché about how “one study” found that “the average person fears public speaking more than death?

Who conducted this study,…

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Added by Karen Cameron on August 8, 2012 at 8:54am — No Comments

Increase Student Achievement in 5 Easy Steps

Student Holding Building Blocks In the forward of William Parrett and Kathleen Budge’s recent book, Turning High-Poverty Schools Into High-Performing Schools, Michael Copland describes standing in front of the faculty in an after-school meeting to discuss data regarding…

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Added by Karen Cameron on July 26, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Using Socrative to help students practice writing.

Socrative is an awesome tool used in Education to gain a better understanding of what our students have learned or are learning during a lesson by getting.  In this post about socrative we see how it can be used assess writing in the classroom.

Added by Brian Weir on February 27, 2012 at 4:48pm — No Comments

Make typing in links easier for students using URL shorteners

My favorite URL shorteners.  These are used to take those long annoying URLs and shrink them down to a managable size.  This tutorial will demonstrate the difference between Google URL shortener, CiteBite, and TinyURl.  These all have their unique uses for the educator.  Click the link to learn more.

Added by Brian Weir on February 7, 2012 at 7:16pm — No Comments

Educational Videos for Free as well as other Visuals for Education

PBS Learning Resources is an excellent site for teachers and students to find educational films as well as other media types such as sound, images, and lesson plans.  This site has a couple thousand videos for you to see.  These videos are all free.  Click the link to learn more.

Added by Brian Weir on February 6, 2012 at 5:56pm — No Comments

Classroom Management: Quick Student Groupings

Early in my teaching career, I learned that if I can manage classroom movements, I can manage behavior. If I can manage behavior, students learn better.

 

An earlier post discussed the importance of quick and easy transitions between activities. David Ginsburg discusses smooth transitions in terms of …

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Added by Janet Abercrombie on September 27, 2011 at 5:25am — 1 Comment

Parent Night Activities: Getting Parents and Students Actively Involved

It's never too early in the year to begin thinking about Parent Night.

 

The thought of talking for an hour to a group of adults seems daunting. Even with children, I try to speak no more than five minutes before directing them to an activity that synthesizes what was shared.

 

I have parents and students do the talking. Here are some suggestions if you want to get parents and students more active in the process:

 

1. Have parents active from the…

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Added by Janet Abercrombie on September 16, 2011 at 2:30am — No Comments

How to win the "best schools" race - don't play the game!

A week ago my knowledge of the education system of Finland was, to be honest,  almost non-existent.   I knew that they were consistently ranked number one of all “Western” countries in PISA testing but had no idea how they did it.  Then, last weekend, I attended a keynote address by Professor Teemu Leinonen, Professor of…

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Added by nevbar1 on July 24, 2011 at 7:00pm — No Comments

A Fugleflick needs your FugleVOTE to win this national contest!

or Click here to cast your vote!Thanks soooooooooooo… Continue

Added by Tricia Fuglestad on February 16, 2011 at 11:42am — No Comments

Increasing Student Engagement in the Credit-Recovery Online Classroom

As a teacher, I can increase graduation rates of my students by increasing engagement in learning, especially when it applies to at-risk learners (Archambault, 19). So, as a brand new online teacher, I felt it was within my education, training, and scope to attempt to increase engagement in my online classroom.



Yesterday I contacted 34 disengaged students with a personalized letter inviting them to come back to the online classroom and turn in an assignment. Within 24 hours, 10 of…

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Added by Rashel Fitchett on February 8, 2011 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Parenting 2.0: How to Help Parents with Digital Issues and Fears

Did your mama talk to you about sexting, cyberbullying, and watching what you post on Facebook? Parents today have a whole new set of challenges and issues, raised by technology at school and home. Learn how you can help parents understand the real issues, fears and challenges and support them in being great parents in a 2.0 world. Resources for schools and families will be shared, and the core presentation is based on presentations at school PTA meetings, Wired Safety, and Wired…

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Added by Dr. Rita Oates on February 3, 2011 at 6:54am — 7 Comments

A student AFL conversation overheard in the library...

This was originally posted on Assessment FOR Learning.
A few days ago I happened to be walking through the library before school. Two female students were sitting at a table doing homework.


One of the students was working on a Math assignment. I heard her ask the other student, "Did you already do your Math homework?"


The other student replied, "No. I wait until after the 'check-up' and then decide if I…
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Added by Scott Habeeb on November 23, 2010 at 8:32am — No Comments

Two easy ways for educators and students to start a blog (for free)

It’s really easy to get started blogging – here’s two different ways to get up and running with a quality blog site quickly.

With the start of the new school year many teachers, administrators, and students will be thinking about finally starting that blog they’ve been considering. I promised in last week’s…

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Added by Kelly Walsh on September 7, 2010 at 5:30am — No Comments

Adora Svitak: Twelve-year-old Teacher

Adora Svitak is an American child prodigy and internationally published author, known for her essays, stories, poems, blogs, and full-length books.



Adora first became known to the public when, at the age of 6, she was recognized on local news in Seattle for her writing abilities.



Adora became an object of national interest at the age of 7 when she appeared with Diane Sawyer on Good Morning America. Her book Flying Fingers describes… Continue

Added by Jack Olmsted on June 6, 2010 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Hurry Up and Wait!!

Waiting is a horrible trick that the invinter of time does to us all. It is Thursday morning and tomorrow is my last day as a Special Education Paraeducator. On Monday I start my student teaching internship, and in June I will be graduated with my MA ED in Special Education. It has been a long four years, but it has gone by quickly; from finishing my undergrad degree at Western Washington University in Bellingham, WA to… Continue

Added by Joe B. on March 4, 2010 at 2:52pm — No Comments

A Three-Dimensional Model for Understanding Student Disruptive Behavior: Part Two, The Intrapersonal Approach

A Three-Dimensional Model for Understanding Student Disruptive Behavior: Part Two, The Intrapersonal Approach*



The intrapersonal approach, the second dimension to understanding student disruptive behavior, is quite different from the group and community building perspective. It focuses on how individual students process information, and control and manage their own cognitions, emotions and behavior. According to the intrapersonal approach, the irresponsible behavior of… Continue

Added by Richard D. Solomon, Ph.D. on January 27, 2010 at 7:53am — No Comments

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