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Tea Party

This strategy has the most annoying name, but I SWEAR it’s an amazing previewing activity!

What you do:

  1. Take a piece of reading you’re going to do.
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Stop, Think, and React to New Information when Reading Nonfiction

by Stephanie Harvey

An adage attributed to E.B. White reminds us to “Always be on the lookout for the presence of wonder.”

You can’t help but ask questions and react to information in a room filled-to-bursting with great text, stirring images, and actively engaged students. 495 more words


Educating the Hearts of our students

After the 39th and final radiation treatment for prostate cancer on February 26th, I met with the oncologist, and he was very pleased with my progress thus far in having been compliant with the treatment demands, requests, and procedures.  357 more words

Instructional Strategies

Teaching Strategies

Center for Ecoliteracy explains a few strategies when teaching for sustainable development.

Place-based learning as a strategy that engages students in their own environment that fosters stewardship and civic engagement. 124 more words

Pin the Tail on the Ethics Donkey

It has been 4 weeks since the beginning of my ethics class.  Thus, I thought it would be appropriate to play “Pin the Tail” on the ethics donkey – that is to solicit feedback from the students about the course.  1,470 more words

Instructional Strategies

SDCTM Takeaways

This weekend I had the pleasure of attending the South Dakota Council of Teachers of Mathematics and the South Dakota Council of Teachers of Science, however I was only concerned about the mathematical components. 811 more words

Secondary Methods

Critical Thinking in the Mathroom

Recently I had the opportunity to attend the SDCTM/SDSTA joint conference in Huron, South Dakota. While there, I attended many different sessions that gave tips and trick about keeping students engaged while still learning the material. 436 more words

Secondary Methods