Teach This! Teaching with lesson plans and ideas that rock 01/29/2013

  • The Feedback You Need to Be Giving

    The idea that only positive feedback is needed is WRONG and this new research demonstrates the importance of positive feedback and criticism. This is worth a read and sharing between teachers. “Confusing, isn’t it? Thankfully, brilliant new research by Stacey Finkelstein (Columbia University) and Ayelet Fishbach (University of Chicago) sheds light on the seeminlgy paradoxical nature of feedback, by making it clear why, when, and for whom negative feedback is appropriate. It’s important to begin by understanding the function that positive and negative feedback serve. Positive feedback (e.g., Here’s what you did really well….) increases commitment to the work you do, by enhancing both your experience and your confidence. Negative feedback (e.g., Here’s where you went wrong….), on the other hand, is informative – it tells you where you need to spend your effort, and offers insight into how you might improve.”

    tags: teaching feedback

  • Six Teaching Tools for Black History Month

    February is approaching and Edutopia has a list of tools that you can use.

    tags: teaching history sschat

  • Going Home Again aka Back To The Classroom

    My friend Alfred Thompson went back into the classroom on Monday. After leaving Microsoft, he just couldn't stay away from the classroom. He's such a great person and I know he's going to rock the classroom. I've always recommended his blog and suggest that you follow him and subscribe to his blog as well, particularly if you teach computer fundamentals or computer science or applications.

    tags: teaching computer science technology computers

  • 5 Good Mathematics Feeds for Teachers

    A nice round up of some incredible math teachers. If you're a math teacher, you'll want to go to these sites and click on the RSS button and add it to your Google Reader. If you don't have a google reader go to reader.google.com and just paste in the links to each of these blogs and it will put them into the reader for you. Then, when new articles are posted on the blogs, your reader will put them together in a magazine like format using the RSS (really simple subscription) technology. Go for it.

    tags: teaching math mathchat

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Vicki Davis

Vicki Davis is a full-time classroom teacher and IT Director in Georgia, USA. She is Mom of three, wife of one, and loves talking about the wise, transformational use of technology for teaching and doing good in the world. She hosts the 10 Minute Teacher Podcast which interviews teachers around the world about remarkable classroom practices to inspire and help teachers. Vicki focuses on what unites us -- a quest for truly remarkable life-changing teaching and learning. The goal of her work is to provide actionable, encouraging, relevant ideas for teachers that are grounded in the truth and shared with love. Vicki has been teaching since 2002 and blogging since 2005. Vicki has spoken around the world to inspire and help teachers reach their students. She is passionate about helping every child find purpose, passion, and meaning in life with a lifelong commitment to the joy and responsibility of learning. If you talk to Vicki for very long, she will encourage you to "Relate to Educate" or "innovate like a turtle" or to be "a remarkable teacher." She loves to talk to teachers who love their students and are trying to do their best. Twitter is her favorite place to share and she loves to make homemade sourdough bread and cinnamon rolls and enjoys running half marathons with her sisters. You can usually find her laughing with her students or digging into a book.

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