Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Saturday, November 1, 2008
Friday, October 24, 2008
6th Grade Math 2
11 Year Old Power Teaching
Crazy Professor Game
Below is a link to a video of my 6th graders talking about Power Teaching as well as some of their comments after a few lessons. 26 out of 27 kids in the class LOVED it!!!
Student Feedback on Power Teaching
“I don’t like power teaching because I don’t like to move a lot.”
“I think it is like another resses! Wich means I Love it. It is one of the best things I ever heard of! Well I realy heard it! I think Ms. Shaw and Ms. Roberts class heard it too!”
“I like power teaching because it tends to keep people connected.”
“I liked power teaching. I liked power teaching do to the new class attention and how it is way more exciting.”
“I like power teaching because I like saying yes, yes when she say class, class and it is always crazy. And it’s fun.”
“I like power teaching because it becomes a little more fun and people aren’t always screaming.”
“Yes I like power teaching because it is very energetic. I love energetic and It’s fun while you learn. I heart power teaching.”
“I do like the power teaching meathod. I like it because earn rewards by getting smiles. It’s also kind of cool to answer you with a yes.”
“I like power stuff cuose its hayper.”
“I like power teaching because it is more fun. You get to move around and you don’t have to just sit around and do boring work.
The work is more fun when you get to move around so far I like power teaching.”
“I liked power teaching because it was more energetic than normal school. We didn’t stay still and we got to talk a lot.”
“I like power teaching very much because you get to move around and have miniature one second parties.”
“I do like power teaching because it is full of energy and it envolves the class with the work and it teaches them to pay attention.”
Sunday, September 7, 2008
Friday, September 5, 2008
1) Classroom Read Aloud is a must- I don't think anyone will disagree. However, if students each had a copy of the book, yes this would be expensive, read aloud time would also boost fluency. I would alternate days of them following along with days of just listening so perhaps just half a set of classroom books would be needed. Half of the group would follow along while half would just listen- then they'd switch the next day. I think there would be countless benefits from this but perhaps I'll try it out this semester and see what happens.
2) Student Read Aloud You Tube Channel- not sure if this is legal but if a safe classroom youtube account was created. Students could read aloud from the book they are reading and post it on Youtube. Is it legal to read aloud an entire book on youtube?
Thursday, May 1, 2008
Thursday, April 3, 2008
A commercial website for CBM. It is very similar to DIBELS, but includes more academic areas.
This site provides instruction, tools, and performance standards for improving academic and social behaviors using an instructional measurement practice called Precision Teaching.
This site is sponsored by the U.S. Office of Special Education Programs. Provides information on monitoring progress.
University of Minnesota sponsored website for the Research Institute on Progress Monitoring.
Make flashcards to help you study.
Create your own survey and see the data on this free website.
Find clips from movies dealing with math.
Listen to books online for free.
Read easy reader books online. Allows readers to click on words they don’t know. There are also games.
Free online audio books for individuals to check out through their public library account for two weeks. Great for students to have a hard copy of a book along with an audio copy to follow along with!
Add subtitles to a Bollywood video. Great for teaching "voice" in the 6 Traits.
Automatic citation maker.
Add words to a photograph that you find captivating.
Create virtual time capsule slideshows set to music.
Florida Center for Reading Research
Council for Exceptional Children
International Mind, Brain, Education Society
The IRIS Center
What Works Clearinghouse
Doing What Works
Website for Dr. Elizabeth Whitten- click on “Strategy Bibliography” for strategies
Blogs for Educators
A blog on integrating technology in the classroom.
Monday, March 31, 2008
- Working steadily on a craft.
- Expert status in an area and continuing to be an expert by continuing your education.
“If I don’t practice for a day- I know it, if I don’t practice for a week- the
orchestra knows it, if I don’t practice for a month- everyone knows it.” –Arthur
I hope I continue to learn something new every day and grow as a teacher. I do not want to become stagnant by not trying anything new or learning about new ideas. I want to be as up-to-date on all new ideas as a student just coming out of college- only with the background knowledge of an experienced teacher.
Sunday, March 30, 2008
Leaders- lead through stories, ideas, and the way they lead their lives. They directly share with audiences and have linguistic and interpersonal talents. They have a rhythm of success and failure however, they do not quit when they fail. They reflect after a failure to determine what to do better next time. They take risks and say what's on their mind. They have high energy and always need to be in charge of something.
Creators- solve problems, fashion products, and ask questions within a specific domain in a novel manner. Their work is acceptable in their culture. They share their ideas in more indirect ways such as through essays, theories, and other means.
So what are you... a leader or a creator?