Using Graphic Novels and Comics in the Classroom →
Andrew Miller (@betamiller on Twitter) typed up this piece for Edutopia back in January. It’s an informative piece of ways you can use alternative reading materials such as graphic novels and comics to engage readers. He also recommends a few graphic novels and comics he has successfully used in the classroom.
NPR: Small Change In Reading To Preschoolers Can... →
Five search engines you have never heard of... →
You may ask yourself, “What? There are other search engines than Google?” And yes, other search engines do exist. This link that the Teacher Experience Exchange of HP tweeted this resource a while back. The website introduces these resources by letting you know: Live a little and use a different search engine! Try out these cool alternatives to major search engines and use them...
77 Things for Teachers to Try This Summer →
What is Microbiology? Poster →
C’mon, Science teachers, don’t you think your classroom can use a little more…swag? Here’s a poster you may want to share in your classroom about Microbiology.
Free Science Animations online →
I found this link from Richard Byrne from Free Technology for Teachers who posted this link on Twitter. The website has interactive animations for biology, physics, and chemistry. I know I would have paid more attention in my science classes had my Science teachers supplemented their lectures with these animations. I’m just sayin’…
Today is the last day of school for our school...
I keep reading Tumblr posts forgetting that today is the last school-day of the school-year. I understand how the teachers of our school district are celebrating and looking forward to their long (very long - they return to school in August) Summer vacation. But wait, if they’re on a Summer vacation than this means no work for substitutes and Instructional Assistants. The arduous task of...
Adventures In Substitute Teaching (Problem solved)
In my previous post, I found myself in a situation with three students who could care less about being in the class. A part of me wanted to give the students a second chance, as ReduceBadThoughts suggested, but I wanted to confer with the Instructional Assistant I had for that class (she was absent that day, with no sub), and she said these three students usually misbehave but respond well to...
Adventures In Substitute Teaching (Whew! Advise...
This was the 4th time being a Guest Teacher in today’s classroom. High School. English. Never had a problem before, actually, I enjoy this class. Until today. Apparently the past three times I have been to this class, three of the students were not there. They either went straight to the tardy sweep or were “absent” (students told me they always ditched 6th period). Today, they...
Getting rid of the clutter around the YouTube page. GREAT TIP! gjmueller: You’re showing a youtube video in your class and the students get distracted by everything else on the page. Want to know how to get rid of the clutter and just show the video? Watch this 17 second video to find out! SPOILER: type “embed” where it says “watch” e.g. www.youtube.com/watch?v=blahblAH ...
Technology Offers Opportunities, Challenges for... →
Last month Kelsey Sheehy from U.S. News interviewed me for a piece regarding substitute teaching and technology. Though I probably talked way too much on the phone, here’s a mention of me in the article and how other substitute teachers (when lucky) use technology in the classroom.
My "Ah, schucks!" and "d'OH!" moments include...
but are not limited to: When I see a Tumblr post that I would like to add the #education tag to and find out it has already been added. Ah, schucks, another Editor got it before I did. D’oh!
#Education Tumblr Editor Shout-outs!
In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week I’d like to give a shout-out to the original 5 #Education Tag Tumblr Editors that helped make education and Tumblr a great combination for me. Thank you to… World-Shaker Oh, Muffins! (welcome back!) Everyday Ramny Positively Persistent Teach Girl With A Lesson Plan (and it’s also her birthday week! Wish her a Happy Birthday!) I know...
This one time-- at my job
Whew! Hang in there! You can DO this! withacento: A student tried shoving me away, another one poisoned my lunch with 409 and Febreeze, and half my eighth graders didn’t complete their projects in time. I can’t believe I’ve been at it for 8 months now. I can’t believe I haven’t cried yet. I am tired. Dog tired. Physically and emotionally.
Illuminate: I didn't like being a sub today →
txrhonda: …It was weird having students treat me like a substitute and not their student teacher they just had. I felt like I had to start all over with these students. Almost as if I had lost some respect because I was just a sub now. How do subs deal with busy work? Let me tell you, you’re right! You have to start over with the kids. As a Sub (and having to have worked in...
Preparing for a Different Kind of Middle Grades... →
An Education Week blog entry about applying Universal Design for Learning (UDL). “Throughout the collective work of AMLE [Association for Middle Level Education], key teaching and learning concepts emerge. This is the time for middle grades educators to demonstrate a deep understanding of the needs of middle level learners and how those needs are supported with UDL principles and...
A teacher, a student and a 39-year-long lesson in... →
Read this and take time to reflect… girlwithalessonplan: BRB, something is in my eye.
twentythreevoices replied to your post: Adventures In Substitute Teaching (Stick to English Version) Sounds like you handled the challenges of the day like an expert sub! Thanks! I am definitely no expert, but I can say that these experiences are hopefully going to earn me an “expert badge” one day! As I learn more about being a teacher, I need to face more of these...
Adventures In Substitute Teaching (Stick to...
I was a Guest Teacher at a different middle school today. It was a Middle School I been at before when I worked as an Special Education Instructional Assistant. They have the nicest kitchen ladies working there and I say they have the best teacher lunches in the district, but in the words of Levar Burton, “You don’t have to take my word for it.” Because I rejected two Guest...
Each person who volunteers for an event has their own personal reasons to do it, sometimes it is to help a cause, help a friend, to be part of an event, and so on. I am sure the reasons are endless, and some reasons may be more selfish than other reasons, and whatever those reasons are, volunteering, in general, just almost always seems like a good idea. This even includes when students raises...
artbeatradio: Fashion Week 2012 ArtBeat Radio’s resident fashionista, Jessica, put together a little slideshow of her favorite outfits, fashion blogger style. Which outfit is your favorite?? Arts and Services for the Disabled, Inc. is a wonderful organization serving the greater Los Angeles area giving their students the opportunity to explore and expressive themselves through art. And,...
Adventures In Substitute Teaching (Return to...
When my Supervisor contacted me to let me know of available substitute teaching gigs (I know, she’s awesome, right?) she included the middle school that almost made me cry. And you know what I did? I took the gig. Sure, I could have returned to the other schools she named, schools that know who I am, subbing subjects I am least familiar with, but I decided that I should face the school...
Adventures In Substitute Teaching (Transfer...
I agreed to be a Guest Teacher at a middle school. Though my previous middle school experience almost left me in tears, I have yet to work at this middle school as a Guest Teacher so I accepted the opportunity. Maybe it would be different! It would be am 8th grade Life Skills/Social Science class. I spent a good amount of time looking for an activity I would be able to do in case the students...