Sunday, September 29, 2013

Common Core in Action and Writing
"What is new and different in the Common Core? When it comes to the writing standards, a heavy emphasis on audience for one thing, and this is very good news. The "audience" for student writing was once the lone teacher sitting after school with her cup of coffee, a red pen, and a stack of essays or other writing projects."

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Mathwire etc.
Check out techie classroom's ideas on how to integrate and marry this site with your math core curriculum standards.

If you like Math Wire be sure to add math four to math curriculum toolbox.

Online Art Games to consolidate, enrich and enhance your art programme. Why not allow your students to explore works of art with educational games.

An Overview of Balanced Math Instruction
An Overview of Balanced Math Instruction from the NYC Department of Education

"What does it mean to do, learn, and understand mathematics? John A. Van de Walle, amathematics teacher, consultant and author, puts it this way, "Doing ..."

Balanced  mathematics instruction is a method for educators to use the texts and tools that they currently have to create a balanced math curriculum.
Balanced math instruction offered here ~ 

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

The 5 Minds of Learners

"Howard Gardner is one of the prominent figures in the field of cognitive and developmental psychology. He is best renowned for his multiple intelligences theory, a theory which has had some far reaching impact on the pedagogy and teaching practice."
Also see~
5 Minds of the Future

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Writing Fix
a comprehensive resource for writing teachers
Students should enjoy the random story prompt generator. 
Similar to WritingFix ~

Helping Students Manage Time

"There are many posts regarding this topic. I didn't realize there were so many until I conducted a research Google search.  324,000,000 results to my query.  Wow, I'd spend a lot of time if I had to review all of those!"

And for the younger student and time management ~
Helping Busy Kids Manage Time
ADD Students and Time Management
Increase Efficiency in the Classrooom
Key to Solving Discipline Problems