Category Archives: Teaching in the Margins

Teaching in the Margins: A “yes, and…” Philosophy

When you hear the term “the margins”, what do you think of? Most people probably think of the edges of a paper where you write comments and questions to yourself. But what are the margins in the context of a … Continue reading

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Outside of the Box and In the Margins

What is the best way to teach our students? Is it through hour long lectures, strict note taking and forcing them to sit and listen to us ramble on about a topic they really don’t care about? Or is through … Continue reading

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Striving to Teach in the Margins

I walk in to class and see twenty-five desks lined up in five rows. I take a seat in the second row. The bell rings and the teacher immediately begins lecturing. I frantically begin copying down notes, not retaining the … Continue reading

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Teaching in the Margins or the Center?

Imagine a forest, what do you see? You probably imagine lots of trees and a covering of dead leaves on the ground. Now, imagine some type of creature that would live here, it can be a deer, a squirrel, a … Continue reading

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Being in the Margins

Teaching in the margins means creating an atypical plan so that students see a new perspective of learning.  Students’ curiosity can lead the discussion into a new direction, and the key to correctly teaching in the margins is to follow … Continue reading

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Teaching in the Margins – Getting There

Remember those times in the classroom where you were totally invested in what you were learning? Those times when you lost a sense of time and space and felt like you were actually a part of something? You felt something … Continue reading

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In the Margins: An Every Day Goal

Where are the Margins? Where are the margins in your classroom? Is it in the question your student just asked? Or is it the snake sneaking out of his enclosure to eat the nearby goldfish? Or is it in the … Continue reading

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Why We Should Teach In The Margins

Picture a typical science classroom format: One teacher, in the front of the room, spouting out notes to twenty or more students who hurriedly jot them down in their notebooks for forty-five minutes until the bell rings. This describes Timmy … Continue reading

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The Road Less Traveled: Teaching in the Margins

WHAT DOES THAT MEAN? What does teaching in the margins mean? To really understand the concept of teaching in the margins, you’ve got to learn a few things first; Margins only exist in comparison to the center. Margins are found … Continue reading

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What is Teaching in the “Margins?”

Think back to your days in school; was there ever something going on outside of class that your teacher thought was important to learn about? Did this topic tie into class but also spark interest in you and your peers? … Continue reading

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