Kathy Eldridge
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Muscle Shoals High School
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High School Science Teacher currently teaching Biology grades 9-12 and Earth Science grades 11-12

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Howard Gardner "The Five Minds for the Future" article

Posted on March 5, 2009 at 2:54pm 0 Comments

I read the article 'The Five Minds for the Future" by Howard Gardner. The mind that I most closely associated with in relation to my classroom is the "creating" mind. I am constantly seeking out new ways to improve my classroom instruction. I used a "layered curriculum" in my classroom which is based on research by Dr. Kathie Nunley. (help4teachers.com) The curriculum was not a conventional approach to instruction because it allowed the students to choose activities they wanted to complete and… Continue

The Networked Student

Posted on March 5, 2009 at 1:31pm 2 Comments

I watched the Networked Student on youtube a few minutes ago. I had seen it twice before but I am really eager to create 21st century student learning in my classroom. They are not the hold up! I am. I have the interest, it is mainly finding the time to figure out how to connect the kids and then implement it in my classroom. One of my main concerns is monitoring their progress. Where do I find the time to check their blogs, wikis etc.? I can see where their learning could really take off when… Continue

Weather and War Project

Posted on February 28, 2009 at 10:00am 3 Comments

My students just finished their weather and war project. They worked in groups of three to create a visual presentation about how weather affects war. Each student had one of the following roles: mapmaker, weapons researcher, and weather reporter. I loved bringing in two guest speakers. The kids especially enjoyed learning about the Vietnam War. I allowed the students to choose how they presented their information. Some chose SmartNotebook and others chose PowerPoint. I was surprised that no… Continue

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At 5:02pm on February 26, 2009, Thomas Cooper said…
Kathy, check out our Clean Watersheds project. Do you have your students collect water quality data for the river in Muscle Shoals? We would love it if you would share your data.
At 4:33pm on February 12, 2009, Sherry Arthur said…
Hello!
At 4:33pm on February 12, 2009, Sherry Arthur said…
will you please add me
At 4:15pm on February 12, 2009, Lori Roberts said…
Hey there!
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Hi!
At 4:04pm on February 12, 2009, Terri C. Snipes said…
Please join :)
 
 
 

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