"Thought this was a great idea as well!!!! I wonder how long of a list my help board would have. I've tried having the kids ask a peer before asking me and it seems to work pretty well. I think having home groups would be a…"
"I like the idea of the metaphor the "teacher as a ferry and the teacher as a bridge." I definitely find that in my classroom, there is one ferry and no bridge to cross for the kids to drive themselves. I have felt like I…"
""Fundamentally, it's disrespectful toward students to ask them to sit..." What a statement! I would be one of those teachers that would be "disrespecting" her students then! It seems no matter what topic…"
"This chapter really made me question again how I teach my lessons. The statement was made in the chapter to "To maximize the brain's potential to learn, keep your benchmark lessons to no more than twenty minutes." So many…"
"Students need a place in which to start when doing a project. By providing them a rubric, we are giving them a guideline but still giving them the freedom to do their project THEIR way. Starting students in the practitioners column, makes them see…"
"After attending the Beyond Classroom conference, many questions have been floating through my head on how to transform my classroom into project-based learning. One project discussed that really would make students have the "felt need"…"
"I ask myself the same question. Some days it is more of a dread to take the students to the computer lab for these programs than it is to come up with something else. The programs are valuable but can be miserable for the students. "
"The best way to teach students flexibility, responsibility, accountability, ect is by modeling it for them. Students need to to see what flexibility looks like through the adults around them. Unfortunately, a lot of flexibility has to be…"