Pancake-making in STEM class. Team-building activities for teens. Tips to ensure interactive notebook success. Here’s a round-up of blog posts straight from elementary, middle school, and high school Teacher-Authors. Take a look — and find some fresh, new inspiration for your 2015 classroom.
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Room 213 explains, “I recently wrote a post about using a no-hand-raising policy in the classroom to get more student engagement. I was tired of having the same students dominate every discussion while many just sat back and tuned out. This method is working very well.” Take a look: Get More Engagement with a No-Hands Policy.
Science and Math With Mrs Lau says her most popular blog post, Hands-On Biochemistry Bundle Update! Brand New Nucleic Acids Activity!, was created after having an epiphany in Staples: “I’d been looking for an idea on how to represent nucleic acids (DNA) realistically and in a form that students could create themselves. Then I discovered colorful paper clips! My post and one of my best-selling resources was born.” Check it out!
“I think it’s so important for teachers to incorporate the investigation process in their classrooms,” says Math Giraffe. She wrote a blog post (Discovery: Congruent Triangles) for secondary math teachers with a focus on inquiry-based learning. What a cool “angle”!
TpT Blog Round-up: Marvelous Middle School
The Teacher Team says, “Hands-on is the best way to do things, and it doesn’t get better than having a giant cow femur sitting on your desk to help you understand the anatomy of bones in the skeletal system.” Here’s a breakdown of their Skeletal System Bone Lab.
Want tips on how to make math enjoyable for middle schoolers? Check out Misty Miller‘s blog post, Secondary Smorgasbord Happy Hour: Math Flips Game!
Get tips from Jennifer Robinson on setting up a substitute binder in a middle school social studies class, because there’s no denying it: Cold, Flu and Substitute Teacher Season Has Arrived!
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Cinnamon’s Synonyms provides important tips on building positive self-talk in children: Drawing Self Portraits and Building Positive Self Talk.
“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” – Benjamin Franklin
(Thanks to Mr Magician for the feature image.)