The world that we live in is changing every day. With the passing of
each day the United States is becoming more diverse. Black History
month presents educators with an opportunity to share the
accomplishments of the Black community. Did you know that there are
African Americans who are making history every day? Inviting people
from your city or local community to speak with your class can be a
great way to enlighten students about their accomplishments.… Continue
Added by Dr. Stephen Jones on February 19, 2010 at 11:21am —
Added by Paulino Brener on February 19, 2010 at 1:58am —
Should effort be a part of a student's grade?
Earlier this week I attempted to answer this question with a brief response. The more I thought about it, the more I realized that such a big question was deserving of a big response, so here's my long answer.
I think effort is important, REALLY important. The reason that I had such a hard time answering this question is that I really, REALLY think grades are overrated. A good grade might get a child free tokens at the pizza… Continue
Added by Karren Colbert on February 17, 2010 at 10:20am —
I just participated in a conversation in Elluminate with Alfie Kohn. This was organised by Steven Anderson of The Educator's PLN.
This was an exciting talk with over 100 people in attendance, including
a classroom or 7th graders in their computer class.
During the talk,… Continue
Added by mrsdurff on February 15, 2010 at 2:56pm —
Added by Michael Shepherd on February 13, 2010 at 6:37pm —
Dan Brown, (Blog, Twitter) teacher and author of “The Great Expectations School,” effectively took on the wrong-headed notion that the best way to…
Added by Greg Thompson on February 12, 2010 at 7:01pm —
Celebrities Kids | Celebrity Obsession: Are our teens too star-struck?
Following the lives of teen celebrities such as Taylor Lautner or Miley Cyrus are part of the normal past time for the average teenager today. While on the surface this may sound like the sort of thing we'd expect a young person to be doing with their time, this behavior can also lead to some major psychological issues that have far-reaching effects. In a recent study of…
Added by Traci S Campbell on February 12, 2010 at 5:29pm —
In July of 2009, I launched The One Comment A Day Project. My mission was to promote new bloggers and bring comments to existing blogs. Initially, The One Comment A Day Project burst on to the scene with the celerity of a gazelle, however, it soon became another faded project. The members of the ning remained, however, the collaborative dialogue that… Continue
Added by Andrew Marcinek on February 12, 2010 at 9:57am —
Great News shows promise and hope that the world can be FREE.. free to
practice and believe as their hearts guide them without repercussion.
It enables us to feel free to look within ourselves as well as within
our higher selves for answers that were always there just rarely
utilized. There is hope of an opening in our consciousness to create
the world of love, peace and kindness that it is meant to be. A world
free of hate and dis-ease and wars. The energies of… Continue
Added by Kalena Moon on February 7, 2010 at 5:13pm —
Universe Spirituality resonates with me on many different levels as a
parent as a wife and as an individual there are different faucets that
have intrigued me. My focus in the studies and understandings of my own
growing spirituality have taken me down roads unseen to me as an
unknowing functioning person in society. Looking deeper into the
growing spirituality and oneness that has been incorporated into my
being; I have found myself as bigger than I even imagined.… Continue
Added by Kalena Moon on February 7, 2010 at 5:12pm —
I am an educator coming from a family of educators. I am working on building my personal learning network in my country. What I learn here I try so spread in my country. Good education can help solve many of our problems. Our teachers need to be educated on how to built their PLN.
Added by Samir Fatani on February 6, 2010 at 3:11pm —
I started this as a response to Clay Burell’s (Blog
) post, “Barbarians with Laptops: An Unreasonable Fear?
” and half way through decided to move it to my blog due to its length. The spark for this train of thought was the statement by Nathan Lowell (… Continue
Added by Greg Thompson on February 2, 2010 at 4:07pm —
I'm not afraid to admit it. Standardization -- it scares me.
It's the monster under the bed, lurking in the closet, rumbling around in the attic of my mind. Its the haunting moans in the walls of the profession, a harbinger of doom. In fact at times, in states of sleep deprived overly-dramatic hyperbolization, it is the end of days. At least in my head.
Its not common concepts, core values, or normalized skill sets that go… Continue
Added by Jason Flom on February 2, 2010 at 4:52am —
Added by Brad Campbell on February 1, 2010 at 10:15pm —
I am regularly amazed at the effect that Twitter can have on my thinking. Actually, not so much Twitter itself, but rather the links, shared by others, that I click through on. Today I came across an article by Maria Lorena Lehman
at the web site SensingArchitecture.com
Added by Greg Thompson on February 1, 2010 at 4:36pm —
Barb and I have set up our own blogs and now we want help in setting up blogs for our students in the classroom. Help!!
Added by Wendelin Miller on January 31, 2010 at 11:15pm —
I often get customers who want to know what lines from Beatles songs mean. Does anyone else get this? Some of their later stuff can be quite challenging!
On the one hand, it's good that customers have found a hook to hang their interest in the language on. But is it always a good idea to use song texts?
Am spending the afternoon actively listening to John, Paul, Ringo and George in the hope of finding some answers.
Added by Olaf Elch on January 31, 2010 at 8:11am —
If schools are going to use technology to improve organizational processes, it’s important their leaders consider moving many of the school’s daily operations onto a cloud-based network. MORE..
Added by Shawn Roner on January 29, 2010 at 12:12pm —
SNOWBALL FIGHTING IN THE CLASSROOM
When we feel that students are bored, we tend to change the pace and move to a more energising activity. This one is something like that. However, I use it as a gap filler or an fun activity after I introduce the new topic. It sounds a bit childish, though it always works with older students too. My students are grade 10 and grade 11 and every year at least once I use it in my class. Last week before the holiday as a whole class we played our… Continue
Added by Eva Büyüksimkeşyan on January 27, 2010 at 6:00am —
Here's a list of some of the great articles recently published by various Bloggers in ELT: some I wrote, most I read!
TEACHING ENGLISH : ISSUES AND TOPICS
**What do Mirror Neurons have to do with Language Learning or Teaching? Anything?
**Should L1 be banned from the classroom?… Continue
Added by Karenne Sylvester on January 26, 2010 at 5:01pm —