For my Quick links, I will just be sharing posts without a description. I will only put posts where the title makes sense for what it’s about.
It’s been a busy couple weeks, mostly with parent conferences, but just life in general.
From Reluctant to Engaged: 4 Secrets to End Fake Reading– I loved the title, plus the post has some good ideas.
10 Great Ideas From Ditch That Conference– I like direct, to the point titles. 🙂 (I’ve already tried the Chair Challenge.
On the Need for Getting Rid of Homework– “It, therefore, sounds incredibly simplistic, and I do not mean it as condescending, but limiting or completely getting rid of homework really does come to down to us; to how we spend our time in class, to how much we stop talking, to how we do not waste any time, to how we look at our curriculum as learning explorations and not stand-alone projects.” Pernelle Ripp
What We Ask of Our Students and What We Do– Something to think about. I don’t know that will all apply to primary grades as we are still teaching responsibility and such but interesting thought, nonetheless.
10 Commandments of Innovative Teaching– Some are simple and others are interesting, if not a little intimidating.
Check ’em out or Don’t. 🙂
I’m tired, physically and emotionally. But here you go. 🙂
You are in The Miracle Business- The Best Business– Ditch That Textbook looks at a talk given by Ken Burns on ways we may need to change, as a school system.
How to Keep From Giving Up on Apathetic Students– It can be frustrating; hopefully this will help.
Google’s Buried Treasure: 18 Hidden Tricks and Tools– I like lists and tips/tricks. 🙂
The Vulnerability of Learning– ” It is easy to criticize others and point out their flaws, but are we willing to look inward and be critical of our own work?” George Couros
“Teachers who are tired, worn out, and exhausted are most likely making a bigger difference than they will ever know.”
“We are now in the 21st century, students do not need to be trained to be calculators- we have technology for this- but they do need to experience mathematics as a beautiful and connected subject of enduring big ideas.” Jo Boaler
“Someone once said…’Work is the bridge between dreams and reality.’ So just be warned: if you have big dreams be ready for a ton of work.” Jared Leto
People will do anything for a pumpkin spice latte…
Here is a great video I ran across. It was made during a Christmas break, but still worth 2 minutes of your time, or half that if you watch it faster. 🙂
“One” is Not Enough– George Couros suggests that we not just be classroom teachers, but school teachers because our students need more than one adult to let them know we care.
10 Things That Will Help You With Teaching Difficult Students– !0 tips for dealing with the difficult students.
Why Kids Should Use Their Fingers in Math– Jo Boaler explains why fingers can help with numeracy and maths understanding.
On the “Real World”– I love the quote that we are not preparing students for something but helping students prepare themselves for anything.
How Video Games Can Help Students in Class– Good post from Ditch That Textbook
Have a great week.
Helping Learners Move Beyond “I Can’t Do This” Great infographic on helping students
Today’s Teaching Should Be About Flexible Teaching- Not Furniture Good look at flexible seating.
I’m Not That Good with Technology and You Probably Aren’t Either George Couros reflects on the idea that when we learn more, we start to realize how little we know.
Before You Buy That Discarded Rocket Ship Seat- Cautions about Flexible Seating– The author shares some of her early mistakes.