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Cooperative Learning, a Human Dinosaur, and Your Classroom

What does this video of marching band have to do with your classroom? To me, this video- and marching band itself- is the epitome of cooperative learning. “Cooperation! I do that in my classroom. My students have several group projects throughout … Continue reading

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What Drives Your Students?

Believe it or not, your students are people, too. Each student will have different interests, different methods, and most importantly, different motivators. When you have a task to complete, are you more motivated to complete one because you want to do it or … Continue reading

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An Interesting Perspective: Left of Center

Howdy Bloggers, Welcome back to the second installment of An interesting Perspective. This week we will be discussing the idea of teaching in the margins, and the importance behind this concept. Take a look at the pictures above. What are … Continue reading

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Leave the Center

To the left is a blank piece of paper awaiting for a student to take notes on. The paper is made up of the center and the margins. The center is where the student writes their lecture notes and the … Continue reading

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Risk Taking in the Classroom

Taking a risk is something that every individual handles in a different way. Some people just go all in right away, and some people are more hesitant. Either way taking a risk in our lives is a great way to … Continue reading

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Monoculture Classrooms

  Walk to class. Sit in the same seat next to the same people. Turn in a standard worksheet. Listen to a powerpoint presentation. Pack up your bag. Leave class in the same unenthused state as you entered. This is … Continue reading

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Web Of Learners

Teachers are life long learners who try to inspire their students to love learning as much as they do. Although this task seems simple, it’s not. A classroom is full of students with completely different needs and interests. The classroom … Continue reading

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An Interesting Perspective

Howdy Bloggers, Today marks the official kick off of the first installment of this new series titled, “An Interesting Perspective.” Every now and again, this blog will appear to discuss different topics regarding some of the methods of science teaching. … Continue reading

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What it Means to be an Exemplary Science Teacher

  What it does not mean… What is wrong with the picture below? Students are dis interested, there is no conversation occurring, no one is engaged with the topic, and most of all no real learning is occurring. An exemplary … Continue reading

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