I’ve been following the discussion of Pseudoteaching at Frank Noschese’s blog Action Reaction, which made me evaluate my own teaching in order to consider when does my teaching really look great and all my kids are engaged but results do not reflect that student learning has actually happened. A couple of years ago, I decided… Continue reading Oreos and Pseudoteaching
Seeing the launch of Atlantis during the STS-132 mission last May has perhaps made me even more fanatically passionate about sharing my love of space with my students. So when Discovery was set to launch last November for the STS-133 mission, I shared with my students all about it. Of course, there were several delays… Continue reading Sharing Space
There are several things that I have done or am in the process of doing in order to engage parents in our class web site and student portfolio sites. Promote the class web site. In the past, I have made business cards to share. This year, I purchased 200 MiniCards from Moo. The MiniCards are… Continue reading Engaging Parents
How do I engage students in commenting on the class blog?
Challenge 3 for the Student Blogging activity hosted supported by Edublogs is all about comments. While taking part in the 30 days to kick start your blog challenge, and as I continue to write here, I have realized how important comments and conversation is. However, on our class web site, students do not comment that… Continue reading How do I engage students in commenting on the class blog?
Using systems of equations to find the optimum room arrangement
I recently read Malyn’s post: Why teach simultaneous equations? The point of her post is more about discovering the purpose for teaching a specific topic and its importance in a student’s life. After I read her post, the first thing I did was Google simultaneous equations. I had a gut feeling she was talking about… Continue reading Using systems of equations to find the optimum room arrangement
Cloud in a Bottle
I do not know why I have never done this activity before to help my students see the ingredients necessary for cloud formation. I was reminded about it at a staff development on Monday. We were able to incorporate it today. Pretty cool!
More science fair goodness
Today, I had the opportunity to share with our school faculty and staff the success my students had at the science fair last Friday. Our principal was definitely impressed, and he went on the announcements this morning and shared the success with the students. I thought it was awesome that they were recognized right away.… Continue reading More science fair goodness