27 May 2010
Adventurer leaves NY career to walk across US
08 May 2010
If you want the four Rs then you have to read this article - well done.
06 May 2010
This is a decent article for improving what you are doing or for designing some new project lessons.
You can also pick up a free Guide to build lessons that promote social skills and academic skills if you want it.
Use Reiki to reduce stress and improve your wellness.
30 April 2010
Below is link to useful article on 3 easy teaching strategies to improve student participation. Check 'em out at http://ezinearticles.com/?How-to-Uncork-Creative-Instruction&id=2579023
Self Growth Tool
Heal Your Self
Free education resources
29 April 2010
Critical Thinking Techniques
Six pages of prompts to ignite classroom discussion. Students learn about applying knowledge. When you ask questions allow them to work together to arrive at an educated guess and use that to steer your lesson plan and accomplish learning objectives. Get it for a donation at http://www.educationreporting.com
Polish Up Classroom Management
Classroom management starts with you. Dust off your practices and self esteem with an email course on Personal Power http://www.personalpowerawareness.com/educators.php
Building Relevant Classroom Collaboration
The are 35 pages with techniques to put your students to work. This compares a traditional lesson with a lesson based on collaboration. There is a section focused on building effective time lines for class lessons. Included is a defined classroom collaboration lesson which you can use as a model to build your own lesson. Let student work drive your class - not your talking and talking. If that's not possible in your class then you need to boost your classroom management skills. Take if for a donation at http://www.educationreporting.com
Recharge Your Batteries
Understanding your own energetic is a key to better teaching and living. Check out the guide at http://www.joyfullighteducation.com/ebook.php
Or, use the biomat that literally charges you up and is approved by the FDA at http://www.joyfullighteducation.com/biomat.php
Unleash Web Learning
This packed resource has reviewed over 200 web sites - over 100 pages. All the sites are free - no membership costs to use the content. You save time because we researched the zillions of web sites and culled these nuggets. Included are sites for your Professional Development. Or, use this for classroom activity, homework, or special assignment. Pick and choose sites covering science, math, software, Microsoft Office tutorials, and much more. Each site listed has links on its' page to more resources .... so this eBook gives you over 1,000 new web resources at your fingertips. Have all this for a donation at http://www.educationreporting.com
Revise and Move Forward
Explore your understanding of who you are with over 500 resources (all free) at http://www.pillarsoflightspiritualcenter.com
This comprehensive checklist grades your lesson work. Use it to fine tune your teaching skills or use it as part of your Improvement Plan. To hone your skills used in this checklist review your classroom management techniques. Your private assessment tool for a donation at http://www.educationreporting.com
Grow your skills in living with an email course about personal power for a donation at http://www.personalpowerawareness.com
25 April 2010
So much news, everywhere you look, about the quality of education ......
Everyone has the right answer to fix the issues and challenges that have existed for decades.
Teachers, if you find yourself weary and in need of some spiritual tools to uplift and transform the quality of your living then check out this book .....
Energetic Living - http://www.joyfullighteducation.com/ebook.php
.... or the baskets of links/resources at Pillars of Light Spiritual Center - http://www.pillarsoflightspiritualcenter.com
Here is an easy way to apply ions to real life - a healing tool that is certified by the FDA.
Check it out! Discuss the flow of positive and negative ions in/out of the body to get students familiar with the idea that electrical charges do exist. are essential to our health.
The link below has the details and the research links too.
09 December 2009
Program for juvenile offenders fosters creativity, literacy, and freedom of expression through hip-hop.
Like many 16-year-olds, Amir Ali spends a lot of time after school talking with friends about sports, girls, and music -- specifically, hip-hop music. But last year, during his sophomore year at Lynwood High School, in Lynwood, California, Ali noticed a drastic shift in these spirited afternoon after-school conversations.
check out this project based learning ...
08 December 2009
.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced the final requirements for $3.5 billion in Title I School Improvement grants to turn around the nation's lowest performing schools. The applications are now available.
NPR: American schools have been trying for decades to improve teacher quality, with mixed results. Over the next year, we will explore those efforts, and look at the latest crop of teachers entering the profession.
07 December 2009
Perceptual learning -- learning by repeated exposure to a stimulus -- can occur by mental imagery as much as by the real thing. http://www.educationreporting.com/viewArticleDetails.php?id=839
04 December 2009
If you want to get some new ideas, without spending any money, then check out two packets for K12 teachers. One focuses on service learning and the other provides strategies to improve student participation.
31 August 2009
I have two gems to share with you today .....
1. Making math real: "How can four friends share six cookies equally?"
2. Five star teacher blog: from toys to tools - how to use cell phones in class.
30 August 2009
I'm displaying 15 links below to provide lesson relevance and skill building for K12 teachers...
..... no worries about your political party these days ..... seems everyone has gripes about the Feds "improving education" and what they do ... or don't do ..... been dat way ever since the Dept. of Ed got created.
..... with K12 ed our kids suffer the losses as nothing gets done to produce, enforce, and fund sutainable K12 improvements ..... as more and more double sided rhetoric gets stimulated.
... unfortunately our government - like any large corporation, or even school district, that's outta control - has become bloated with 1) powerful folks voting their own agendas instead of what serves a sensible solution, 2) domineering special interests groups wanting to take control, and 3) disturbing political agenda groups twisting facts and figures....it gonna be a while to see what's capitulated.
No doubt, there is a bumpy road ahead for K12 education while teachers are left to steer the course and dig the trenches. Well, the Los Angeles school district has taken matters - a link to that news is below - into their own hands ....let's see what they're gonna have articulated.
The project learning and service learning RSS feed is updated with new resources;
29 August 2009
I'm combing the web to bring you the nuggets that juice up teaching skills to electrify lesson and jolt critical thinkin' opportunities ....
.... no worries about your time .... it won't take hours to read thiese and grab some insights.
1. Segway inventor Dean Kamen highlights the flaws in American science education as he discusses how to use innovation in class rooms. Click Here.
2. The strong performance of Cleveland's schools using innovation schools are compared to other public schools citywide. Click Here.
3. The devastation of Hurricane Katrina four years ago brought with it many changes for this city, but perhaps its most enduring mark may be the new charter school system that came cascading in during the storm's aftermath. Click Here.
You can get thousands of free learning games resources here http://www.educationreporting.com/Education_Games.xml
I've done the research - you save the time and reap the rewards.
.... the 15+ links below will surely blow some fresh breezes in a few classrooms across this world - no doubt.
I've had three of my own major myths revealed to me - so far this year .....
......one, robots can never replace teachers - I covered this in an earlier issue.
...... two, technology won't shift the shape of K12 classes too, too much.
....... three, no sustainable and equitable effort is .... or will be made..... to educate young people by public institutions - across the K12 curriculum.
Last week I discovered the Open Education Resources (OER) and the Open Language Learning Initiative (OLLI)........so much for the floor of my myth #3. You have a link to 'em both -and other FREE K12 courses, and higher education as well - below.
26 July 2009
Time to begin gearing up for classes and building those dynamo lessons ....
You've had a well deserved summer break, ready to start thinking about lesson ideas and learning strategies for this new year? You don't wanna just use what you did last year or even the year before.
Hey, we would have never stepped foot on the moon, it ain't no hoax, doing the same ole stuff year after year.
Yep, I encouraging you to break outta da box - starting now!
Teach using projects or service learning feed: http://www.educationreporting.com/greenschool.xml
Teach with online games feed: http://www.educationreporting.com/Education_Games.xml
21 July 2009
Today, competent and competitive businesses don’t succeed using ideas or technology from yesterday. K12 schools are no different. The makeup of classrooms varies considerably from the past: students are digital, a growing number express restless behaviors, and class sizes swell as schools struggle with shrinking budgets. Experiential education, as I used it when teaching high school science, is an excellent method to combat lethargic learning behaviors and support students in building critical thinking skills, i.e., lifelong learner habits.
Read the article @ http://www.educationreporting.com/article-how-to-teach-with-ee.htm