Tag: teaching

Oct 24

Playing the Game of School

This post was originally published on the CORELaborate blog! I have heard it before and I agree, school can be considered a game. Think about it. Those kids who do the best have the game all figured out. You show up, do what the teachers tell you to do, be quiet, pretend to listen (or …

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Sep 18

Diigo Links (weekly)

Here are more resources from this past week: On Authentic Reading Goals and Conversations | The silence envelops us a few minutes into class.  I look around and see one of my favorite sights in the world; kids reading. Lisa Nielsen: The Innovative Educator: It’s Class Load, Not Just Size, That Matters The 2017 school …

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Jan 01

Diigo Links (weekly)

Happy New Year! Here are some new year’s resources to sift through: 20 Best VR Apps for Google Cardboard tags:vr apps google cardboard google-cardboard google_cardboard googlecardboard Game Schooling I’ve mentioned before that we rely heavily on game-based learning in our homeschool. Earlier this year, my daughter was struggling with coin identification and value. We had …

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Dec 12

Diigo Links (weekly)

Check out these resources that I curated from last week: Growth Mindset Memes: You are the architect of your brain. Today’s cat was inspired by this article at This Nifty Infographic Is a Great Introduction to Neuroplasticity and Cognitive Therapy which features an infographic from Alta Mira Recovery Programs. Lisa Nielsen: The Innovative Educator: #TrumpEducation …

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Nov 23

Diigo Links (weekly)

More great links to amazing resources! 9 Simple Ways To Improve Your Creativity Infographic – e-Learning Infographics Other Infographics Combining the latest findings in neuroscience, interviews with some of the most prominent inventors and creators of today as well as stories and quotes from history, the 9 Simple Ways To Improve Your Creativity Infographic puts …

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Nov 20

Diigo Links (weekly)

More amazing resources! Check out these links: What It’s Like on the Inside: A Wall to Invite Others In If you follow my other blog, then you know that I have set a challenge this year to tell 10 new data stories in 10 months. My goal is to only use data that we don’t …

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Nov 14

Response to the Biggest Challenge Science Teachers Face

Just out on Larry Ferlazzo’s EdWeek Blog, Classroom Q&A with Larry Ferlazzo, is the response to the question about the biggest challenge facing Science Teachers. Last week I shared a link to Larry’s BAM Radio show where I got to share my thoughts on the topic and here’s a link to the follow-up EdWeek blog …

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Nov 04

Biggest Challenges Facing Science Teachers

I was so happy and honored to be asked by Larry Ferlazzo (check out Larry’s blog if you don’t read it already) to be a panelist on his BAM! Radio Network show, Classroom Q&A! We tackled the topic of solutions to the biggest challenges facing Science Teachers. It was so cool! I’ve embedded it above …

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Jul 08

The Core Shifts the Way We Teach

The Common Core English Language Arts (CCSS ELA) standards were developed to provide our kids a relevant, engaging, rigorous education. At the heart of the standards are three major shifts to the way we teach our students. This year I have been fortunate enough to have one of the bloggers on our state’s CoreLaborate blog. …

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May 04

PLC Work Takes Time

Our middle school’s second year participating in a WA STEM PD grant project is coming to an end. One thing I can see clearly is the time it takes to do PLC work right. Our plan has been to engage in professional development together in our teacher teams. PLC teams in schools are the best …

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