Category Archives: Teaching in the Margins

The Brink: Teaching in the Margins

Teaching in the Margins For a given science class, being able to go the margins of your classroom can differentiate a great teacher and an adequate teacher. I, like many, grew up hearing the word “margins” referring to paper ones … Continue reading

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Ecotone of the Classroom

Teaching in the Margins Being an effective science teacher means more than being knowledgable in your science demand.  Effective science teaching is making deep connections with your students and acknowledging the diversity everyone brings. How can you accomplish this? By … Continue reading

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Thinking Outside the Box…Or Curriculum

Thinking and Teaching Outside of Curriculum What? You can actually think and teach outside of the set curriculum? Yes you can! Many teachers and education students think that curriculum is a set plan to follow word by word. In reality, curriculum … Continue reading

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Margins: Not Just for Paper Anymore

One of the worst nightmares for teachers (and greatest pleasures of students) is getting off-topic. However, there is a good way to get off-topic, and it often involves more learning than what would have happened in the first place. This … Continue reading

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Teaching in the Margins

In my future classroom, I want my students to be excited to show up and hear what we will be doing that day. But how do I do that? How do I get them to be excited to come to … Continue reading

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Teaching in the Margins!

Looking back into your junior high and high school class rooms, did you have any teachers that encouraged you to leave the “center” of learning or to think out side the “box” or to go to the “margins” of learning? … Continue reading

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Engaging Tools That Won’t Break the Bank

As a future teacher, I want my classroom to stand out to students. When they come in the room, I want them to be excited and engaged. In the world we live in today, textbooks, pens, and paper just don’t … Continue reading

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Constructivism in Stories

Environmental issues are at the forefront of the conversations of many people in the world today. Climate change and global warming are very pressing issues in our society today. However, not many people are educated on those topics. Getting people … Continue reading

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Margins and Manticores: How Being a Nerd Can Make You a Better Teacher

Barbara Whitacre shivered as she walked into her classroom on this cold autumn morning. She flicked the wall switch and illuminated her empty classroom, bringing her world to life once more. This time of the day was her favorite. In the … Continue reading

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Teaching and Pokemon: Why the Margins are an Adventure

Okay, stay with me here.  Pokemon probably sounds like it has absolutely nothing to do with teaching.  If I thought differently I would probably say the same thing. In the world of Pokemon, children around the age of 10-13 can choose … Continue reading

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