Posts filed under ‘Critical Thinking’
A better way to correct tests with more engagement and time for coaching – thanks to a fresh perspective from my student teacher.
Long answer and lab assessments are the most dreaded kinds of grading: Here are some step-by-step suggestions to help answer the siren call of the new Common Core Standards and the Next Generation Science Standards.
Battling the young to think about where information comes from, giving credit and figuring out if it’s credible. They hate it, I hated it, the tedium of looking up references blah, blah, and yet, in the end, a life and death of democracy skill.
Amazing how much more persuasive my niece is than all the bells and whistles of ISTE and Edutopia blogs, twitter feeds around the flipped classroom. Listening to the education experience of the young people I love, priceless.
It was cranky time in class. Here’s what helped, including a better-than-Jeapordy quiz game.
Overwhelmed by advice? Not sure you want to build a papier mache whale in your multipurpose room like you saw in someone else’s school that your principal pointed out to you? Here’s a slightly more distilled version of advice to get started from the school of hard knocks.
Activity sheets, game boards, mis-understandings and some smack-on-the-head insights for teaching this tricky topic. Apologies to real chemists for shameless simplification of complex concepts.
Check out activities with sheets and pics of some engaging games to teach the concepts of ‘isotope’ and of radioactive decay and half life. Beans, pennies and dice on rainy days, fun.
Games, pics, clips and text to start the Atoms and Elements units.