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Flipping the Classroom ... with note-taking

Flipping the Classroom … with note-taking

by Christine Schepeler

Notes in science can be very scaffolded.  In 7th grade we start the year off with very basic note taking skills: copying down notes from a PowerPoint, guided notes with fill-in-the-blank, Cornell notes, etc.  748 more words


It's Monday! What Are You Reading? 9/29/14

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is a meme started by Book Journey. The folks over at Teach Mentor Texts and Unleashing Readers have given it a children’s/YA spin. 652 more words


Mama Built a Little Nest by Jennifer Ward

Bibliographic Information:

Ward, Jennifer. Mama Built a Little Nest. New York: Simon & Schuster, Inc., 2014. Print.

Plot Description: This picture book features rhymes paired with informational text describing a selection of birds and their diverse nesting behaviors, including the materials they are composed of and places they are found in nature.  310 more words

Subject Area

Find the Evidence Template

Happy New Year! I know this sounds crazy, but I really do celebrate the new year in August.  This new year has been full of ups and downs, but over all it has been great.   142 more words


Practicum Entry #3

Day 1:

Once again today, my teacher handed me the Social Studies book and asked me to teach the lesson from it. This gives me a few hours to prepare what I will do with the students when we get back from lunch. 2,270 more words

Classroom Management


Satrapi, M. (2003). Persepolis: the story of a childhood. New York: Pantheon. p.153.

Marjane was a young girl growing up in Iran during the revolution. She struggles with all of the new rules thrust upon her during this time. 168 more words

Book Review

Zombies Everywhere!

Ever since I heard about #TLAP (Teach Like A Pirate), by Dave Burgess, I’ve been thinking. What can I do to capture my students’ attention on day 1? 222 more words