Male Student1: Miss, you should give us treats and rewards for good behavior.
Me: Reward you for behaving how you should? Yeah this is not Little League.
Female Student1: We’re not that bad in this class anyways cause you’re crazy and no one wants your crazy.
Not all of these ideas are directly related to education, but several of them are and those that aren’t seem like great ways to help you organize your life outside of school.
I really like the idea of using index cards as a way to help students arrange papers or stories. They can write down the various parts of their stories on different cards and then rearrange them until they’re happy with the story line (or until it makes the most sense). The idea of creating a life size board game is also very intriguing.
Another way we use these in my classroom is as “readers bookmarks”. For every chapter or section we write down important events, characters, literary elements, and discussion/bloom questions/answers. It helps the kids not get lost and allows me a check-point of understanding really quickly.
“Extremely useful as part of a New Technology in Science project. Students visited various museums/educational centres, recorded their experiences through video cameras and microphones. These images were them used with Pixton to produce comics.”
– Mr. Coles, Education Bradford
Bradford, United Kingdom
Quite a comprehensive collection.
Minus a few, like The Nudist and THe Necromancer I could actually use this as a visual to help my students understand the elements for Fairy, Tall and Folk Tales.
I just realized that I taught summer school two summers ago, then taught student teaching for a full year then taught a entire summer of summer school again, then taught for a school year, just finished teaching summer school for the EOC’s and as of next Thursday will be leaving the country to teach ESL only to return and start up a new school year.
The list goes on even further, outside of brief stints were I worked in a grocery store or at a coffee shop (both times I was also Nanning) I’ve always worked after school programs or summer camps. My resume bleeds “teacher”.
Seriously, I’ve taught for over two years straight with no more than two weeks break at a time. My jaw is literally sitting on the kitchen table in bafflement of how I let this happen. I love teaching, my name means to teach and I come from a family full of great educators, but this is ridiculous.
I was planning on going to teach ESL in Argentina next summer, but I might have to change that to working on a farm there or here or just in a refugee camp, but something different. Or maybe not maybe I’ll still go teach, but man talk about the definition of insanity.