Elementary School

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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What is an NGSS Storyline? (PSST… awesome resources)

A storyline is… A storyline is a coherent sequence of lessons, in which each step is driven by students’ questions that arise from their interactions with phenomena. For example, take an albino child borne from dark-skinned parents. Students should have a lot of questions that delve into various topics like genetics, environment, DNA, etc. A …

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What is NGSS?

NGSS is… NGSS is an acronym for Next Generation Science Standards. They are K-12 science content standards. As all standards do, they give teachers a guideline and they give students goals to meet. They were released in 2013 and have been implemented little by little. Who made NGSS? NGSS was developed by states. The federal …

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Teacher Quotes

30 Teacher Quotes You (probably) Haven’t Seen Before

1. “We are the ones we have been waiting for.” ― June Jordan 2. “‎Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody else expects of you. Never excuse yourself. Never pity yourself. Be a hard master to yourself-and be lenient to everybody else.” ― Henry Ward Beecher 3. “I’m more interested in arousing enthusiasm …

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5 EdTech Tools to Engage Your Students

1. Kahoot Kahoot is an online resource that creates learning games. As a teacher, you have a lot of range in the kinds of questions you can create. This is useful for changing standards (especially in NGSS). Students love these and it’s great to get everyone pumped and engaged. It also analyzes where the students’ …

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10 #Basic Classroom Management Tips/Strategies for New Teachers

As an aspiring teacher, my professors constantly taught us that classroom management was one of the most important tasks I had to complete. Without an organized and working classroom, you really can’t get across much content. I’m probably being kind of redundant because if you’re reading this, you probably understand the importance of a disciplined …

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