Ask any teacher who has been around a while and they will tell you that approaches to education are always changing. They may groan at the advent of each new trend. After all, newly embraced theories mean new curricula and teaching strategies to learn and implement. Yet, such change is necessary. We do not live… Continue reading Modern Trends in Education
Project based learning (PBL) is a method of teaching that allows students to learn key skills and concepts by working through real-world problems. The focus of PBL is on creating a student-driven end product that impacts the students' lives or community in a positive way. Students learn standards-based academic skills as they work toward this… Continue reading Project Based Learning Strategies
I've spent the past six months working as a teacher in a 4th/5th resource room. If you aren't familiar with resource; these classrooms serve kids with mild/moderate special needs who spend most of their time in general education, but pull out for extra help in ELA and/or math. Many of my kids had learning disabilities… Continue reading Reading Comprehension Strategies
I'm trying to figure out what learning maps are. I have an assignment to make one; but I have no idea what I'm doing. (Maybe I'm not visual enough?). They seem to be a cross between lesson planning, mind maps, and note-taking. If I did this right, it seems like more effort than it's worth.… Continue reading Learning Maps
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