Posted on 10th, 2013 by
Beyond Direct Instruction: Activity Based Learning
How To Get Students Involved
For students in Kindergarten through high school, there is an invisible line that is drawn in the sand. By this, I mean that students recognize that there is a major distinction that involves the education system. More specifically, on the one hand, students are aware of the fact that they are forced to go to school. However, on the other hand, students are not motivated by Full Story →
Posted on 20th, 2013 by
Spelling can be a fun subject to teach because there are so many entertaining activities that serve as spelling practice for students. Here are a few suggestions:
A teacher can a few minutes to walk around his or her classroom and gather up twenty or so objects. The collection of objects may include a paperweight, an encyclopedia, a folder, and a notebook. During this spelling activity, the teacher holds up the object and the students must write down its correct spelling. The objects a teacher collects depends upon the age the Full Story →
Posted on 24th, 2013 by
The Internet is a great educational resource for parents with young children. Even children who cannot read are able to use the mouse to navigate early learning games online. Young children enjoy activities with bright colors, familiar characters and fun music. The best online games are so much fun that children are not aware that they are learning.
One of the most popular sites for children is PBSkids.org. Games and activities include all of the familiar characters from PBS children’s television programs. Early learning Full Story →
Posted on 19th, 2012 by
Technology has changed so many aspects of our everyday lives – and education is no exception. The Internet has allowed for a deviation from the traditional style of education where students and a teacher collaborate in a classroom setting.
The Khan Academy represents one example of how education has changed. Salman Khan, an educator and graduate of MIT and Harvard Business School, founded Khan Academy in 2006 with the mission of “providing a high quality education to anyone, anywhere.”
The Khan Academy revolutionizes education by harnessing the power of the Internet to allow students from all over the world to benefit from interactive, remote tutoring. Originally created to tutor his cousins in math, Salman Khan’s vision has evolved into an easily accessible learning tool for the masses. With more than 3,000 video lessons spanning a range of topics, The Khan Academy’s YouTube channel currently has more than 350,000 subscribers and 160 million video views.
Furthermore, Khan Academy has partnered with other non-profit organizations in an effort to distribute its material in regions with limited access to the Internet. Rural areas with no cable or DSL service can access Khan Academy by signing up for HughesNet satellite Internet, which is available anywhere in the contiguous United States. To learn more about satellite Internet, visit internet.hughesnet.com
Posted on 6th, 2012 by
Learning to read is one of the most important things children will learn in school. Using newspapers to teach literacy in the classroom is vital for the future of students.
Students in kindergarten and first grade can use newspapers to recognize letters and words. Pair the students and give them a newspaper. Let them use a pencil to find and circle letters and words they know.
Allow second and third graders to cut out words they know and rearrange the words in sentences. They can then share the sentences they Full Story →
Posted on 3rd, 2012 by
1. Be prepared. We have all sat through a class or a lecture with a teacher or presenter who is not prepared. Eliminate the time and effort that it takes to redirect students while you get ready by preparing ahead of time.
2. Use a variety of lesson plan formats that tailor to different learning styles. You will keep all of your students engaged by regularly using lesson plans that meet their learning needs and preferences.
3. Provide a variety of hands on manipulatives throughout each week. Mix up the routine with new options on a regular basis. Full Story →
Posted on 2nd, 2012 by
One of the most difficult aspects of teaching is the fact that many students wander off or don’t have the attention span to pay attention a lot of the time. There are many different reasons for this, but one of the most primary is the fact that they do not find the information presented to them relevant or interesting enough to pay attention. There are, however, many different ways to go about fixing this problem Full Story →
Posted on 28th, 2012 by
When you are trying to think of creative writing ideas for elementary students, have the students do the thinking for you. They just need a little push and you will have all the ideas you need for a school year of writing.
Do a morning check-in. The students want to tell you all about what happened to them since you saw them last. Voila, you have as many ideas for creative writing as you have students.Didn’t catch that? This explains it.
Books, movies and Full Story →