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Groundswell is a coalition of community partners that creates opportunities for hands-on environmental learning for students throughout Kent County.
The group worked with 22 public and private schools and more than 40 teachers this school year. Teachers received extensive professional development, as well as funding for student-developed stewardship initiatives.
Crestwood Elementary students began exploring those topics in all subjects, from social studies, to reading, and to math. Their service-learning project ended with in art class, designing bowls for a community dinner, according to principal Nicole Peterson-Reeves.
"The culminating event was creating ceramic bowls in art class, decorating those bowls, and the symbolism of the empty bowl signifies the empty bowls that kids go home to when they're hungry," she said.
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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
Self Growth Tool
Heal Your Self
Free education resources
29 April 2010
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
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
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
Grow your skills in living with an email course about personal power for a donation at http://www.personalpowerawareness.com
25 April 2010
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
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.
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31 August 2009
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
..... 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
.... 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
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