BoingBoing posted this amazing video from QVC:
For a more detailed take down, here is Rachel Maddow:
By: Cameron Brown
On Thursday, December 18, our classroom engaged in a discussion known as a Socratic Seminar. These seminars involve two circles: one is key in discussion on the inside, and the outer circle listens, takes notes, and asks questions by stepping in the inner circle’s “hot seat.” 259 more words
Right before falling asleep the other night, I had a beautiful light bulb moment. I was thinking about my lesson for the next day (do people in other careers do this?!), and I needed some kind of opening activity to get kids thinking about social studies. 78 more words
By teaching them “facts”, schools can make a difference in helping bring kids out of poverty.
Facts, background knowledge, and content knowledge are all education-related terms that can be used interchangeably, and can be… 376 more words
I’ve been making a concerted effort to include more “success starters” in class after a literacy friend told me about the trend. I’m good with bell ringers and short reviews at the start of class, but her reminder brought home the fact that I need to do these sorts of things every day. 222 more words