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Matt Renwick

Designing a Classroom Where Ithaca Students Can Learn Better and Longer - Ithaca Times ... - 41 views

  • Nearly every surface in the model classroom is writeable, including the walls and the desks.
  • When the work on the wall is the kid’s thinking, they then become the teachers.
  • We weren’t built to sit all day.
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  • Think blocks are a manipulative devise that allow kids to build ideas physically,” he said. “It allows students to think about their thinking
  • By changing the structure of the room we can change the behavior of the teachers and the behavior of the kids.
  • In terms of equipping the classroom, it’s not taking additional budget money because we have to periodically replace classroom furniture anyway; we’re just not replacing it with the traditional desks and chairs.
  • We heard deeper discussion about the texts they were working with

Why You Shouldn't Pep-Talk Difficult Students - Smart Classroom Management - 149 views

    The student stands wordlessly, eyes averted, still smarting from yet another backslide as the earnest teacher softens the blows of the student's many transgressions.
Roland Gesthuizen

How To Give Your Students a Voice; Advice From Someone Who Tries - 5 views

    "I often find myself discussing "Giving students a voice" in the classroom with people who wonder what I exactly mean.  Sure, giving someone a voice sounds great, but how do I know that I am doing that?  What can I do to do that?  What does it look like?  I am not an expert but here is what it looks like to me."
Roland Gesthuizen

Why Your Students Need Breathing Room - Smart Classroom Management - 175 views

    "Walk into a typical classroom and you'll find the teacher in perpetual motion. In an effort to be the best teacher they can be, most teachers over teach. That is, they talk too much, help too much, and are seen too much. They become so preoccupied with giving of themselves, with providing, nurturing, guiding, reminding, directing, and advising, that they don't leave room for their students to learn"
Dave Anderson

Education | Diigo - 4 views

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Steve Ransom

AESA Keynote - 27 views

    The type of learning that we all want... Do we all have the will and the courage to make it happen? Listen to Kevin's message and re-imagine what school/learning can be.
Steve Ransom

Classroom Creativity : The Frontal Cortex - 87 views

    Yes.. I think most prefer compliance than creativity... or at least teacher-defined and controlled creativity...when it fits and is convenient.
David Sladkey

Energizing Brain Breaks help students focus - 105 views

    This site has video examples of students taking "Brain Breaks" in the middle of class. "Brain Breaks" help students to focus in class and also they are fun and engaging. Many of the activities cross the midline to help engage both sides of the brain.
Bill Genereux

YouTube - YouTube in Classrooms - 50 views

    The proliferation of micro-miniature cameras allows an unprecedented look into the world's educational institutions.
Bill Genereux

YouTube - Promo for Room A108, second season - 57 views

    How could you not help to be excited about the 5th grade, if this is how it is presented to you?
Kathleen N

TabUp - Keep Tabs. - 1 views

    This is a fantastic start page option for teachers and students. It has everything teachers want (widgets, privacy controls, booksmarks, calendar, RSS, mini blog(journal), notes, to-do, video, and more). The file upload is a big bonus. Students and teachers can personalize the designs and add/share tabs. You can make each tab public or private and grant specific privileges for the tools (widgets).invitIe students individually or bulk upload from a file.
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