In a few hours I'll be facilitating a live web chat on an area that, after three weeks seeing some fascinating practice in New Zealand and Australia, is closer to my heart than ever. I've writtena longer blog poston how I think we couldlisten…Continue
Added by Ewan McIntosh on August 31, 2010 at 7:50am —
Educators across the country are returning to their schools with fewer resources, larger class sizes, increased work loads, and the fastest
changing student population ever...these challenges and setbacks do not
excuse us from taking risks and doing whatever it takes to meet the
needs of our students.
This school year several colleagues and I have chosen to
implement some major changes in our classrooms. These… Continue
Added by Justin Tarte on August 29, 2010 at 6:20pm —
The Freshman Transition Network is full of blogs and resources related to starting/creating a Freshman Transition Program (FTP). In an attempt to make it easier for members to find these resources, this blog post is being added to the Hot Topics section of the main page to consolidate the resources related to starting/creating an FTP.
Teachers and students in K-12 classrooms are invited to sign up now for Journey North's 17th annual global study of wildlife migration and seasonal change. A free Internet-based citizen science project, Journey North enables students in more than 23,000 schools to watch the seasons unfold. Students monitor migration patterns of monarch butterflies, hummingbirds, whooping cranes, and other animals; the blooming of plants; and changing sunlight, temperatures, and other signs of the seasons.… Continue
Added by Mary Hosier on August 25, 2010 at 12:31pm —
Over the past ten or so years, I've been working at bringing a more environmental approach to my high school science classes, while still engaging students in science, technology, engineering and math with appropriate rigor.
I'd like to share some of the things that are working for me, and I'm curious about the experiences teachers of younger students have with teaching science to their age groups. I'm curious - can we imagine a way to create an educational experience for students that… Continue
Added by Ken Wells on August 25, 2010 at 11:30am —
Believe it or not September 1, 2010 is almost here. So how are you mapping your plan for a successful 2010? Have you written down at least 10 goals you want to accomplish? What are the top three goals on your list? September is a great time to write down your goals. You can develop a road map that helps you to strategize the actions you will take right away. Don’t stick with the same old plan that did not work before. It’s better to forget the things that are behind and to pursue a higher… Continue
John Wooden - the man, his accomplishments, his life, and his legacy - is a gift to teachers trying to help students reach their full potential. By bringing John Wooden into the classroom teachers will have an amazing opportunity to give your students glimpses into the type of character and virtues that need to be present in their lives. For that matter, students can… Continue
Added by Scott Habeeb on August 22, 2010 at 8:42pm —
I was inspired to write this post after
speaking with a friend and colleague. Over the course of a lifetime and
career we all experience the highest of highs, and the lowest of lows.
So much of what we do in our lives comes back to our goals,
expectations, hopes and dreams. The biggest difference between those
who accomplish their goals and those who do not...are the paths they
choose while developing their vision.… Continue
Added by Justin Tarte on August 22, 2010 at 10:01am —
The season for MBA exams is on... lakhs of students with an aspiration to make it to top mba colleges in India are having sleepless night. Many are confused about the weightage of JMET 2011 , is it really worth for doing a full time MBA?
Well, the answer is certain Yes. IIT is a big brand not just for engineering but for a… Continue
According to Indiana University the average American student only studies 3 hours each week. That amounts to 20 minutes a day. A total of 60,000 students responded to this study skills survey. Each year thousands of students enter college thinking they can use high school study habits and easily sail through a college degree. They have a rude awaking when they discover success in college requires a minimum of three to five hours studying each day. Some students say studying the night before… Continue