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Paths Of Discovery Effecting Learning

In my philosophy of education I stated how I believe that people assimilate new information through a series of discoveries. This comes from my observations in school that labs and assisted projects seem a much more meaningful component of my … Continue reading

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Nature Pictures From The Fall

 

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Teaching Characterization Through Harry Potter Trading Cards

Project: Grace is making a set (10-20 characters) of trading cards for each Harry Potter book. Some characters will show up in each set and some will only be in one (showing dynamic vs. static characters). The design that Grace decided … Continue reading

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Teaching The Revolutionary War Through PBS’ Liberty’s Kids

When I gave up on my dream of playing pro basketball and decided on teaching I looked to my history teachers. History was my subject in high school and fortunately nobody asked me, “John, math is your worst subject, your group … Continue reading

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Lesson Plan: Graphing Tension vs. Time Of A Story

Applying mathematical concepts to abstract literary ideas will reinforce the students knowledge of both. If the student is familiar with stories, it will be natural to consider the curve as a whole and see how the tension varies over time. … Continue reading

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How Do You Teach Patience?

We are getting no-where with math. I feel like Yoda as he is talking to Obi-Wan’s force ghost on Dagobah. I remember one of the trainers at Team Irish MMA saying that girls learn how to fight faster because they … Continue reading

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Lesson Plan: Homemade Ice Cream Experiment

Purpose: To give students experience planning and executing experiments, thinking in terms of independent and dependent variables, recording and interpreting data, keeping a scientific journal, divergent and convergent thinking, and fostering their natural curiosity. Providing students with real science experience … Continue reading

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What Is Appropriate Feedback For A 5th Grade Lab Journal?

From the state curriculum: “It is essential for students to know that only testable questions, which are used to test one variable, are suitable for scientific investigations.  The question should include the relationship between the independent (manipulated) variable and dependent (responding) variable.” My goal for the … Continue reading

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Creating An Expense Tracker

I didn’t have it bad this summer but I definitely ate rice and beans more often than I would have liked. So when I arrived at my Mom’s house the other day I was appalled to find wasted, rotted food … Continue reading

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Ugh, I’m gonna have to do more grading than I thought

I originally thought that it would be most impressive to teach my sister the most advanced topics possible. I was planning on evolution, projectile motion, algebra, The Constitution, and classical archetypes in literature. I figured that she could be filled … Continue reading

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