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 […]
Monthly Archives:: June 2014
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.
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 […]
Aside from being funny, this is also an attention grabber when explaining information to students. Why is this information true? What behaviors lead to this? Why was a line graph used instead of a pie chart or bar graph? Be creative, I’m sure you can find a fun way to use this in your class […]
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 […]
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 […]
Infographic: (approx. 45 minutes with discussion): We’ll discuss D.R.O.P. and the importance of properly preparing for test taking, i.e., arriving early for any changes or corrections from instructor, reading directions twice, and not leaving any blanks.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Discipline: Biology Introduction: Microbiology is a very interesting and one of the pre requisite subject to enter into any health care field. However, students are scared of this subject as it has too much content to cover in one semester and also the fear that microbes are bad. I would like to welcome my students […]
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
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 […]
I have always had a love/hate relationship with technology. I guess it would be more accurate to call it a love/trepidation relationship. It is sort of like my relationship with change. I both long for it and approach it cautiously, but in the end, I come to embrace it and am usually thankful for it. […]
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 […]