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'I don't get it' doesn't get us very far

“I don’t get it”

Students often say this, but it’s not very helpful information for us. It could mean:

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Questions: Fueling The Discovery Engine In Your Class

One of my many favorite parts about teaching is the discovery process that comes through questions, dialogue, and answers in a classroom.

It is discussion, in this collaborative learning environment, where I feel the reach of understanding in a palpable way. 696 more words

Rehearsal Techniques

If you have an idea, don't let it go

You’re back from summer break, energized for the new school year.

You read a great book on writing workshops this summer, and you are excited to implement a new strategy this fall. 499 more words

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Opportunities for Improvement

As summer shifts into fall, the opportunity to reflect on the progress of the semester presents itself.  The experiences of the first few weeks of the semester have shown successes as well as glimpses into areas for improvement.  568 more words

Teaching Strategies

Education Blogs to follow

Teach.com has compiled a list of best Education Blogs called Teach100. So far I’ve used Edutopia, NEA Today, Edudemic, Khan Academy, Education ReThink and Teacher Tube. 20 more words


Helping ELL's succeed in Math

In EDEL 450 ( Math Methods) one of my courses this Fall semester, we had to make a lesson plan as a group based on a book.  41 more words


Works in practice but not in theory.

“The most terrifying fact about the universe is not that it is hostile but that it is indifferent; but if we can come to terms with this indifference … our existence as a species can have genuine meaning and fulfillment. 1,665 more words