Have you heard that Autism is on the rise and has increased dramatically the last few years? Have you ever wondered what causes Autism? Did you hear that vaccines cause Autism? Is it true or is it false? Have you had any students with Autism or what was formerly called Asperger’s Syndrome (it changed in […]
Posts Categorized: Destinations
Happy Friday! I just wanted to contribute this important lesson which pertains to the effects of mass incarceration rates on minority communities. The reason that this video grabbed my attention is because a student raised his hand this last semester and asked, “Is the War on Drugs a war on black men?” – I had […]
The real origin of the franchise. Narrated by Sir Harold Evans (5:48) Description: One of the most successful business models is the franchise, but it didn’t originate with McDonald’s. Sir Harold Evans describes the remarkable story of a beauty salon that allowed hundreds of women to own their own businesses.
As many of you know, I have been using private Facebook groups in my classroom for a year now to encourage discussion beyond the classroom. So far, it has been very successful. I found this information as I was looking for support for why using Facebook in an educational way. It explains how you don’t […]
The key to media’s hidden codes This is a 5:59 video lesson from Ed.Ted Description: Colors, camera angles and logos in the media can all prompt immediate associations with emotions, activities and memories. Learn to decode the intricate systems of symbols that are a part of everyday life — from advertising messages to traffic signs.
Many of us grew up on “School House Rock”. How many of you can still remember the words to “Conjunction Junction”? Supplement your English class lesson plans with these fun music videos. To get to the whole collection just put in the search word “Flocabulary”. You will find many great videos on a variety of […]
We’ve been taught for years that stress kills!!! This thought-provoking TED Talk offers an inside look at the positive side of stress. And guess what, every time we meet with our Circles comrades, we’re practicing many of these principles and staying healthier all at the same time. via Kelly McGonigal: How to make stress your […]
This ted ed video captures, for the scientists among our students, the physical changes our body experiences during speech anxiety and ways to deal with the common feelings of speech anxiety. (or those that enjoy cartoons!) www. ed.ted.com/lessons/the-science-of-stage-fright-and-how-to-overcome-it-mikael-cho
Moving from the 20th century hard copy, 3-ring binder portfolio to the 21st century e-portfolio might be a daunting task. Let educator Kurtis Hewson explain why it may be important to use an e-portfolio. His Slideshare (like an online PowerPoint) may shed some light and be just the thing we need to get us and […]
A great educator is never satisfied with just teaching. A great educator keeps searching for another way to do it, always tweaking! In my quest to find the perfect e-portfolio for my students studying to be Teachers, I realized that right here at Circles of Innovation was a possible tool to host each student’s e-portfolio […]