16 4 / 2014

my-name-is-really-neil-mcneil:

i’ve been waiting for this gif to come back for seven years

truth.

my-name-is-really-neil-mcneil:

i’ve been waiting for this gif to come back for seven years

truth.

(Source: misskerryberry, via wwbioteach)

16 4 / 2014

jtotheizzoe:

boop.
This man.

jtotheizzoe:

boop.

This man.

06 4 / 2014

msakiki:

damn

(Source: sandandglass)

03 3 / 2014

18 2 / 2014

I’m tired of snow days. I want to teach.

15 2 / 2014

So all of this snow has left my school with 12 days to make up.  My school has decided to lengthen the school day by one hour until the end of April.  About 10 minutes will be added to each period (I teach middle school & high school).  I’m happy with the choice, but our district is not pushing back the 9 weeks.  That means I have 3 weeks to complete 2 chapters for 8th grade science.  I usually spend 3 weeks on one.  I am thinking about using stations- I’ve thought of several options.  

1. 5 minute warm up together; 50 minutes in rotating stations (from 2-6); 5 minute wrap up

2. 30-40 minutes together (possibly split before & after the stations); 20-30 minutes in stations (2-3)

3. no stations at all but “folder stations”- students don’t move but they have different colored folders.  At the rotation I set up the next activity for the whole class.

Ideas?

14 2 / 2014

ambedu:

My sixth graders currently use “claim, evidence and reasoning” on almost a daily basis in their science class. I am going to utilize this for my argumentative writing unit.

impliment for notebooks

ambedu:

My sixth graders currently use “claim, evidence and reasoning” on almost a daily basis in their science class. I am going to utilize this for my argumentative writing unit.

impliment for notebooks

(via insideateachersmind)

10 2 / 2014

hello tumblrverse.  i wrote about my absence on my blog at wordpress.  at the beginning of this school year i struggled with what to put where- tumblr, wordpress, pinterest, facebook… I think I’ve figured it out now.  SO, I shall be returning to tumblr!  i look forward to being part of the community again :)

http://educationofali.wordpress.com/2014/02/10/m-i-a-my-absence-from-the-interwebs/

15 9 / 2013

12 9 / 2013

gjmueller:

Going Hollywood in the Classroom

Project based-employment is a job that is centered around a single project. Freelancers and contractors are hired to complete the project along with the full-time workers at a business. After the project is over, the freelancers and contractors move on to other projects (they might actually be working on several at once) and the full timers stay where they are. 
That’s not the old model of “everyone works for the company.” This is the Hollywood Model. In this model, someone has a vision for a project, a team is hired, work continues until the project is complete, and then everyone moves on to other projects. Technology is often the new workplace in the Hollywood Model. Managers function like movie directors with their talent being digital stars. The big question is, can we emulate this in the classroom?

image via flickr:CC | kahala

gjmueller:

Going Hollywood in the Classroom

Project based-employment is a job that is centered around a single project. Freelancers and contractors are hired to complete the project along with the full-time workers at a business. After the project is over, the freelancers and contractors move on to other projects (they might actually be working on several at once) and the full timers stay where they are.

That’s not the old model of “everyone works for the company.” This is the Hollywood Model. In this model, someone has a vision for a project, a team is hired, work continues until the project is complete, and then everyone moves on to other projects. Technology is often the new workplace in the Hollywood Model. Managers function like movie directors with their talent being digital stars. The big question is, can we emulate this in the classroom?

image via flickr:CC | kahala