Teacher Dare Day!
youcanhaveitall: If you had to describe why you want to be a teacher in ONE sentence, what would it be? (Have to reblog to answer, or it shows up as my personal account.) I want to change the lives of those who need a voice, a loving role model, someone looking out for them.
monasequeda asked: Teacher Dare Day:
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Where is your favorite place?
I'm always late on these things but, Teacher Dare...
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TEACHER DARE DAY~
teamteachers: Please reblog this post so everyone knows! If you are not familiar with what Teacher Dare Day is — Click here! Don’t forget to use the tag “teacher dare day.” And so it begins! I’m going to have to think of some good ones.
Holy shit, actual good news on this front? →
bigbigtruck: “In an 8-0 vote, the [Texas Board of Education] today approved scientifically accurate high school biology textbook supplements…” From a comicker acquaintance in Texas. I am honestly and pleasantly shocked. (I also love that the NCSE recommends bubbly in the first line of the article. Science people ALWAYS know how to have a good time.)
Question that's been postponing some posts:
I’m aiming to write up a couple of things on developmental psych and psych in the classroom, hopefully useful bits. To me what I’m writing is common knowledge, but it’s field-specific common knowledge, so I’d want to cite something for further review or so people can check my facts if they’d like. But the bulk of my knowledge comes from lecture notes and textbooks...
Something I really look forward to writing about...
In response to adventuresinlearning’s conversation-stirring post about rewarding positive behavior, there are a few points I’d really like to hit: Skinnerian philosophy, animals vs. children, and correcting vs. conditioning Moral development: ages, stages, and why it matters in behavior management Reward vs. Reinforcement Individual behavior vs. behavior in groups If I don’t...
"World Communities: What is a culture?": NY... →
I was very excited to post a few new things here — a long-owed article, for one, and a piece about a cross-disciplinary approach to the “stone soup” story — but I have an upper respiratory infection that has knocked me clear on my butt. And the medication is taking the opportunity, while I am down there, to wipe the floor with me. So instead I’m going to post a...
Just Got a Lovely Email:
You might remember S, the student who worked with such energy and dedication on his comics. His mother sent my supervisor an email thanking us for running the after school program, attributing some of his tremendous progress this year to the activities he had the opportunity to participate in there. My supervisor CCed me his reply, in which he told her that much of that was due to my work with...
Any Twilight Zone Fans Out There?
After seeing it again just now, I wonder if it ought to be a requirement that all students watch “Number Twelve Looks Just Like You” at least once before they leave high school.
ladyspeedstick asked: Thank you for your advice. I'm going to look more into the laws and procedure of this kind of thing before I take any action. I've gotten a lot of responses to my blog, including yours, and they're all saying pretty much the opposite of what my boss said. I think I might actually take it over her head and see if I get a response other than, If the parents don't notice it for...
Epitome: A Sad Thought (edit) →
biacktuesday: ladyspeedstick: It makes me sad that I can’t legally tell some of the parents at my work that their kid is showing signs of a mental disability, specifically under the autism umbrella. And by the time they reach Kindergarden and the public schools say something, it’s probably too late for them to get the help… You should not say what you consider the diagnose to be, but you...
a little lamb: 8 Ways to Engage Your Child in... →
teamteachers: toseealambatschool: Nelda Brown, director of the National Service-Learning Partnership, advocates, “Service-learning gives kids an opportunity to show what they can do and make a real difference.” In her article 8 Ways to Engage Your Child in Service-Learning, Samantha Cleaver provides easy and innovative ways to… Thank you for sharing! These are great ways to teach children...