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Recording piano playing in class to motivate children

I’m recording my student more regularly this quarter, uploading it in my drive and sending a link to the parent. I’m using the audio recorder on my phone (though I’d prefer video) because it’s quick and easy to upload, as compared to video. 141 more words


#154: A Dialogue?

This class sucks. It’s boring.
All we do in here is read and write and talk.
And I have no idea why I’m failing. 348 more words


Guest Blogger Audrey Tong, UBC Political Science: 'Encouraging Student Participation'

As one of Jen’s undergraduate teaching assistants, I had the welcoming challenge of contributing to Jen’s lecture activities in the second term of the school year. 677 more words

Teaching Philosophy

I Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Advice

This is a question from a frustrated coach on a topic you may have some experience with.

Dear Coach Ruis,
In the past, I’ve dealt with students who wouldn’t follow all of my advice. 271 more words


Creating Motivating Activities for Students

An important aspect of a successful integrated curriculum is choosing activities that motivate students to learn. It is first important that activities allow students with different learning styles to demonstrate their learning. 412 more words

Integrated Curriculum

Freshmen Learn How to Pronounce "Thames" and Other Classroom Struggles

Students are funny. In my past year as a substitute, I’ve been asked about Freud (as in food with an R), Les Demoiselles d’Avignon (less deMOY-zells duhVIGnin), and most recently about that great English River Thames, pronounced just like it’s written. 1,363 more words

Everyday Teacher Probs

We Have to Stop Saying Stupid Things

I just finished reading a column in the January 7, 2015 New York Times: “Years of Repetition Help Sharpshooter Equal a Record”

The subtitle was “Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis of UConn Took Aim at Record for 3-Pointers;” here are a few quotes: 336 more words

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