|Posted by anonymous on April 14, 2015 at 7:50 PM||comments (0)|
Who inspired you to become a teacher?
It's hard to say for me, I had a few teachers I really respected when I was at school. Among them would have to be my next door neighbour and PE teacher, Mr Brown. You see, I never really saw myself as an academic student & I saw school as an opportunity to play sport and hang out with...Read Full Post »
|Posted by anonymous on August 29, 2014 at 7:40 AM||comments (0)|
It's been a busy day today! This morning I was feeling super inspired and made a couple of video tutorials showing how to use some features in a program called Turning Point. This is an Audience Response program that is an add on for Power Point. Check out the new Video Tutorial section of...Read Full Post »
|Posted by anonymous on July 3, 2014 at 11:50 PM||comments (0)|
Success is measured by how well we do in particular tasks, but is rarely measured by how many times we try things. Sadly, in science, we think we are encouraging students to critically analyse what went wrong in an experiment, but rarely do we 'have time' to test those theories by re-doing and trying again, allowing for a d...Read Full Post »
|Posted by anonymous on April 24, 2014 at 8:40 PM||comments (0)|
Tip # 33 - How do you get students engaged? Be excited!
Emotions are contagious. If you talk excitedly about your topic, even if you are faking it, your students will pick up on the excitement and you will have their attention. Show this visual...Read Full Post »
|Posted by anonymous on March 20, 2014 at 12:15 AM||comments (0)|
Standardised testing - does it really make sense to grade students on whether or not they perform in exams?
I feel like we're doing a disservice to our kids by totally discounting any success they have with solving problems/demonstrating the...Read Full Post »
|Posted by anonymous on March 20, 2014 at 12:05 AM||comments (0)|
This afternoon I filled in a form to become a voice donor.
'What the hell does that mean?' Well, people with disabilities that are unable to vocalise fully have limited options for their computerised voice (the Stephen Hawking version). This means that little girls are given the same voice type as an adult male.Read Full Post »
|Posted by anonymous on March 20, 2014 at 12:00 AM||comments (0)|
|Posted by anonymous on March 19, 2014 at 10:35 AM||comments (0)|
Be outside the box!
Great for revision. Students work in pairs. Give each pair a whiteboard marker. Show them that almost any shiny surface is 'fair game' - windows, desk tops, glass cabinets. These markers just wipe straight off smooth surfaces. Send the students to find a spac...Read Full Post »
|Posted by anonymous on March 19, 2014 at 10:10 AM||comments (0)|
Be a performer.
You can rail against this if you like, but if you have a dodgy class, keep them interested and engaged and you'll have much less behavior management issues to deal with! How the heck do I do this? Do things that would excite you if you were a student. This teaching strategy seems pret...Read Full Post »