Jun 28

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Teacher makes her third grade students hate each other for the best reason

In today’s society we struggle with discrimination, hate and differentiation among our fellow human beings. We classify the ‘other’ as being inferior to us and thus they get less services, demeaning attitudes and are looked down upon. We can see this is many cities, countries, events and social attitudes.

In Ms. Jane Elliot’s 1970’s Blue Eyes, Brown Eyes experiment video we notice how children feel when their given a good or bad eye colour and how they feel. If we relate this to today’s society this is how many marginalized groups feel. It is a bit disturbing to know that even today we still face the same issue of marginalization and discrimination that were faced many, many years ago. If these children in 1970 were able to understand why discrimination is wrong, why can’t we realize that today? If we are to move forward as a cooperative society and world we need to release the demeaning views and perspectives of the other and accept each for who they are. 

For more of the experiment check out Jane Elliott - http://www.janeelliott.com/

Great lesson on discrimination.

Jun 27
Mr. Potato Head makes a great behavior management tool.  Add a piece to the body each day all students have a great day.  Or add a piece time all students do well on a test.  Once Mr. Potato Head has all his piece the class receives a reward.  Know of any other uses? Feel free to share.

Mr. Potato Head makes a great behavior management tool.  Add a piece to the body each day all students have a great day.  Or add a piece time all students do well on a test.  Once Mr. Potato Head has all his piece the class receives a reward.  Know of any other uses? Feel free to share.

Jun 26
My new eraser dispenser. Inspired by several pinterest ideas.
Keeps erasers organized and all in one place.  Goes well with a carnival or food themed classroom.  In my classroom, students pay tickets that they are rewarded throughout the day to buy the erasers.  Works well for a classroom store too. 

My new eraser dispenser. Inspired by several pinterest ideas.

Keeps erasers organized and all in one place.  Goes well with a carnival or food themed classroom.  In my classroom, students pay tickets that they are rewarded throughout the day to buy the erasers.  Works well for a classroom store too. 

Jun 25

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App Name: Socrative (Teacher Clicker & Student Clicker)

Perfect for: Engaging students of all ages in class lessons

Available for: All smartphones, tablets, and computers

Socrative is a software that allows teachers to make class discussions and assessments more interactive.  With Socrative, teachers can create multiple choice, true/false, short answer and many more activities.  All activities can be created easily.  Watch students answer questions in real time and download results too.  

Source: http://www.socrative.com/

 

Mar 13

Looking for free resources to help your students prepare for the S.A.T?

Here are a few great resources I stubbled upon:

1. “Reading Comprehension Grades K-1″  (For iPad)                            

2. "K12 Timed Reading Practice Lite” (For iPhone and iPod)

3. K12 Reader (Printable)

4. Comprehension Sheets (Printable)

5. More Comprehension Sheets (Printable)

6. Reading Comprehension Game (Online Only)

Mar 12
Celebrating Dr. Seuss in the month of March. This is a view of my classroom door.

Celebrating Dr. Seuss in the month of March. This is a view of my classroom door.

Jan 03

My 35 Favorite Free Apps for Teaching | Scholastic.com

positivelypersistentteach:

There are a few here that I think I might need to check out.

App Name: “Marble Math” and “Marble Math Junior”

Perfect for: Students ages 5+

Available for: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad

Marble Math concepts include: addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, factoring, decimails, negative integers, counting money

Marble Math Junior concepts include: addition, subtraction, multiplication, ordering, comparing numbers, fractions, shapes, telling time, counting money

Kids practice by rollling or dragging a marble through a various mazes to complete problems while avoiding obstacles along the way.  They can unlock new marbles and bonuses.  Teachers can customize the setting to target specific needs of students.  

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Perfect for: Students (Grades 1-5)

Available for: iPhones, iPod Touch, iPads

Kids can complete in speed races for the highest score. Practice addition, subtraction, multiplication and division with 4 difficulties and several levels.  Includes 3 grame modes: single player, multiplayer and infinite run. 

Dec 17
Classroom Door Decoration

Classroom Door Decoration

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