Month: August 2019

5 Pros and Cons of a Flipped Classroom

What is a flipped classroom? In layman’s terms, a flipped classroom is a type of instructional strategy that reverses the traditional method of lecturing and assigning homework. Instructional content is given to the students through videos and other online resources, outside of the classroom and in-class time is reserved for activities and “homework.” The GOOD …

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8 Tidbits of Advice for a Student Teacher

Ah… student teaching. It’s an interesting time for people entering the education profession. You’re not yet a full-blown teacher, but you’re not a student or just an intern. You’re not getting paid, but you have to be there and it’s just a transitional time in general. I guess… it’s important to realize that this time …

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40 Awesome EdTPA Tips to Pass On Your First Try

Organize 1. Get a huge binder (https://amzn.to/2YMfwGe) 2. Print your handbook (https://secure.aacte.org/apps/rl/resource.php?ref=edtpa) 3. Skim it, write notes, separate with tabs (https://amzn.to/31kxlty) 4. Outline checkpoints, create your own rubric and print (SAMPLE: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1j3zuixNmA2yFd86seQKwCKai9SJqpaVYrbx6D7XF934/edit?usp=sharing) 5. Obtain all necessary permission slips and release forms Plan 6. Know what your community has to offer. Workshops? Local resources? Boys and …

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What is the EdTPA? (BONUS: my opinions about it)

According to the official website, the edTPA is a… (and feel free to skip this entire quote) “performance-based, subject-specific assessment and support system used by more than 600 teacher preparation programs in some 40 states to emphasize, measure and support the skills and knowledge that all teachers need from Day 1 in the classroom.” What …

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