Monthly Archives:: June 2014

Go the Distance with Space Aliens

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Special Thanks to Shalini Gopalkrishnan for sharing aspects of her lesson on distance with Circles of Innovation. Class: Developmental math II Introduction: When we teach students about distance rate and time, it seems rather academic. This video will engage students on some applications to it. We all know about cars and speed etc. But what happens if we […]

9 Strategies for Motivating Students in Mathematics

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Special thanks to Shalini Gopalkrishnan for sharing this Good Read with Circles of Innovation. According to Shalini, one of the biggest challenge in Mathematics is motivating students and this articles gives 9 ways to do that. Click here or on the image below to get to the article.  

Robots Lab: Robots for STEM Education

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Every time I see something like this, I wish I could go back and experience school through the eyes of this generation. If you teach STEM classes and you are looking for a way to spice up your content, you might want to give this a look. Basically The RobotsLAB BOX is a teaching-aid that uses […]

Blog: Test Taking Tips

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10 Failsafe Test-Taking Tips Students can do well on any test they take if they stay focused and use scientifically formulated test taking strategies. They can ensure success if they attend classes, lectures, complete homework and other required assignments. They must get a good night’s sleep before any test. If they do as well as […]

Infographic for Test Taking Strategies

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Video further explains D.R.O.P. and the importance of achieving college degree requirements .   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vnYabIQcyQo BLOG ON TEST TAKING STRATEGIES   This interactive video is given during class. This has a listing of 25 test taking tips that students can use for this Student Success course and for the entire collegiate career.  The presentation involves […]

“Why should I care about math?”

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Course: Developmental Math I/II Introduction: My goal with this threaded assignment is to give encouragement to developmental math students as they begin the term. I have moved up the ranks from SL Leader, to Lab Instructor to Teacher and find the most common theme students share is in reference to “how bad they are at […]

The Puzzle of Motivation

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Author: George Ramsey Title:  The Puzzle of Motivation Class: GEB1011 “Introduction to Business “(Chapter 10 Motivating Employees) Traditional Classroom Introduction: This chapter deals with the eternal problem of engaging the workforce.    Engagement describes the level of motivation, passion, and commitment.  The traditional approach has been to use extrinsic rewards or the threat of punishment to […]

Screens in the Classroom

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I’ve taught for nearly a decade in a computer lab where every student has access to a computer, so it catches me off guard when I run into a colleagues deliberating how to get computers (and now, tablets and phones) out of their classroom. The concern is usually that the students are distracting themselves from the […]

How to Find the Main Idea

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This image presents basic steps for finding the main idea using an image as an example.  This could be an attention getter or first step before moving to finding the main idea in a paragraph.  I like the idea that the main idea is right in front of the reader’s eyes. http://helloliteracy.blogspot.com/2014/03/so-whats-big-deal-getting-to-main-idea.html    

Worse than Death-Public Speaking Lesson Plan

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2014 Destinations Lesson on Stage Fright   Title: Greater than the Fear of Death: Public Speaking Class: SPC1608- The Fundamentals of Public Speaking Introduction: Most students who take this class typically enter with a moderate to high degree of speech anxiety, or the fear of speaking in front of an audience.  These tools are meant […]

Digital Apps for the Classroom

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I shared this with my group yesterday.  It is a list of apps good for education published by NEA.     Suggested Mobile Apps for the Secondary Classroom (click here to make a QR code) In-Service Larger list of 75     Teacher Only Name Description EduTecher A collection of technology-related resources for teachers in […]