AWESOME IDEAS FROM
~and much more!~
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why we should check it out!)
feedback/assignments, but you can check them out to
make sure they are publishable before they are released
onto the web. This is a powerful and effective technology
tool for the classroom and it is FREE!
2) The Power of believing that you can improve on the Ted.com website: http://www.ted.com/talks/carol_dweck_the_power_of_believing_that_you_can
Carol Dweck researches “growth mindset” — the idea that we can grow
our brain's capacity to learn and to solve problems. In this talk, she describes
two ways to think about a problem that’s slightly too hard for you to solve.
Are you not smart enough to solve it … or have you just not solved it yet?
A great introduction to this influential
field. from Brenda McGinnis
3) DYSLEXIA NEWS
for dyslexia/reading and learning disabilities. These could be very useful for both
special needs students and general education students. Dr. Gilbert
is a website for Fun and creative teaching tools for todays' classroom.
Check it out!
5) Cross-curricular connection~ HELP celebrate
Music in Our Schools Month in March with these great ideas
from read/write/think.org at the National Reading Association
(For all grades)
6) Veescope Live -get the app for free on your ipad. Video
your class projects, reports or presentations using a green screen
with your chosen background, then put it on your webpage.
Let them Show off their Stuff:)
7) Check out these webpages to TAKE A REFRESHING
VIEW OF CHILD DEVELOPMENT AND KNOWING YOUR STUDENTS.
1st Grade: https://www.responsiveclassroom.org/sites/default/files/ET1intro.pdf
2nd Grade: https://www.responsiveclassroom.org/sites/default/files/et2intro.pdf
3rd Grade: https://www.responsiveclassroom.org/sites/default/files/ET3intro.pdf
4th Grade: https://www.responsiveclassroom.org/sites/default/files/et4intro.pdf
5th Grade: https://www.responsiveclassroom.org/sites/default/files/ET5intro.pdf
8) HARVARD PROTOCOL~I Notice, I Wonder, I Value
(See, Think, Wonder Routine)
1. Beginning to Problem Solve with I Notice, I Wonder (Math Example)
2. I Notice, Wonder~with Data. See the lesson plan!!
3. Listen to Anne Fetter talk about this philosophy.
4. Harvard Project Zero (See, Think, Wonder Routine)
Find out how it looks:)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wqtv9lCXkqo (Elementary Class Example)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qng_jR05xEI (High School History Example)
5. Harvard Project Zero-Look at Artful Thinking and how it will affect other s
ubject areas too:)
9) Core Routines~ Ways of Thinking
ASK QUESTIONS LIKE:
What makes you say that? Learn to Think/Puzzle/Explore.
Have a Circle of Viewpoints
10) Paragraph Writing Strategies & More
See these links:
Writing a Paragraph Hamburger Style
(Free from Teacher Pay Teachers-Great Packet)
Expository Essay Writing Packet (FREE from Teacher Pay Teachers)
How to Write a Paragraph (5 Week Detailed Teaching Process)
TEST RUBRIC that helps kids understand how they are graded
and what the state is look for:
How to teach all kinds of writing:
This website has lots of handouts for the kids in a sequenced order:
This website says WRITING PARAGRAPHS AND ESSAYS
THE STRUCTURED WAY
11) 25 Literacy Handouts for Parents (Literacy Strategies
for Parents to help their children with Reading) FREE