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Happy Dance

In the iPad era of the middle school, I no longer even blink when I see groups of Humanities 7 students dancing, arguing and shoving, theatrically hugging, or animatedly discussing seemingly random things to do next. 793 more words

On Education

Statistics!- Rhonda Leichliter

Students in Ms. Leichliter’s Algebra I and Pre-Ap Algebra II class are diving into Statistics!  Beyond Mean, Median, Mode, and Range, students are comparing, analyzing, and drawing conclusions.   252 more words

In The Classroom

Star Wars and English

I did a short science quiz with one of my students yesterday afternoon, and to the question why does CO2 extinguish fires? he suggested that it might be like the freezing of Han Solo in… 241 more words

General Irrelevance

How are you celebrating National Poetry Month?

Carrie Gaffney is the managing editor of The Educational Forum. She spent 12 years as a secondary English teacher and is still active in The National Writing Project and Second Story, an Indianapolis-based nonprofit devoted to bringing creativity to underserved schools.  570 more words

K-12

Using Computer Technology to Teach Perplexity

I stumbled across the video below a couple days ago. It captures a talk given by Dan Meyer, a Ph.D. candidate at Stanford University, who gave the keynote speech at the 2014 Computer-Using Educators Conference in Palm Springs, Florida, earlier this month. 139 more words

Education

You are incredibly smart and talented at what you do

Carrie Gaffney is the managing editor of The Educational Forum. She spent 12 years as a secondary English teacher and is still active in The National Writing Project and Second Story, an Indianapolis-based nonprofit devoted to bringing creativity to underserved schools.  569 more words

Policy In The Classroom

The Classroom Curator

Blogging about picture books hasn’t been on my mind as much, since I shifted from teaching Kindergarten to teaching third grade. My love and need, for the genre in print, hasn’t lessened; but teaching is different, in grade three. 41 more words

Kindergarten