From the Heart: Powerful Stories from Passionate Educators Tina Garrett, STEM Coordinator, Garland Independent School District, Texas Some teachers are born into education; they come from a family of educators and never really could see themselves becoming anything but a teacher. Others are inspired into education; they had a teacher who was so inspirational and so
From the Heart: Powerful Stories from Passionate Educators Queenie Hall, Rock Hill Schools, SC She majored in communications, did a lot of internships, and got a sales job right out of school. But it wasn’t too long before Queenie realized that she was called to education. So, 20 years ago, she joined the family business— and
The Discovery Educator Network is more than a group of dedicated educators who are integrating Discovery Education into their classrooms. It is a professional learning community composed of many different interests and passions. iMake iLearn stems from the ideas that DEN members are sharing. Wondering where this sharing is taking place? One of the most
Super Bowl 50 is now in the books, with fans everywhere reflecting on their favorite plays and heartbreaking moments from last night. Chances are, a few of your students are still talking about the game. No matter your team, it took amazing offensive and defensive plays all season long to get to the big game.
This strategy is based on the “I used to think…. Now I think…” Visible Thinking Routine, developed by Harvard’s Project Zero. It challenges students to reflect on their own thinking as it relates to the content being addressed in a topic or unit of study. This type of thinking requires students to carefully consider their preconceptions and how their thinking changes over time.
In this Lively Lesson, students find a variety of real world examples of differing holiday spellings, explore media resources, then take a position on what an “official” spelling should be. Finally, they write persuasive letters to companies explaining why they should keep or change the spelling in their advertising or text.
A packed house in Edmonton featured 8 wonderful Ignite presentations, great networking and an impromptu karaoke-style presentation on assessment. The theme asking “What Are You Curious About?”, meant presenters would pose a question and proceed to explore it during their talks. The theme of engagement and passion were prevalent from throughout the evening. At least
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