Teach This! Teaching with lesson plans and ideas that rock #teaching 03/29/2012

  • GOOD.is | Unhappy in the Classroom (Scaling)

    This infographic shares about the dissatisfaction level of teachers. While it points at specific areas such as increasing class size and out of date educational technology as issues, it misses some of the big issues I hear: paperwork ad nauseum, administrators that think that students have to be catered to instead of held accountable (many teachers aren't being backed up by admin even when very disrespectful behavior happens) as well as stress from a pretty unsupportive general public. The teachers I know are resilient, amazing people, and they will thrive and move ahead. We will keep our eye on students.

    tags: education edreform teaching attitude

  • Pocoyo Game | Earth Hour

    Here's a game about recycling for children. Every time it is played, the company sponsoring it will plant trees.

    tags: education earth hour lessonplans teaching environment

  • TES collection Emotional well-being

    Emotional well being is a tough one this time of year. With testing upon us in the US, many students are stressed out. Here are some lesson plans and an index of issues that will give you resources whether the problem is food, money, sex, drugs, or cyberbullying. 

    tags: education teaching lessonplans

  • (24) Earth Hour

    Here's the earth hour Facebook fan page. Saturday, March 31 at 8:30 pm (your time.) 685K have already liked this page – I bet it is over a million by the end of the day. We as educators should be part of this movement to turn off lights on Saturday at 8:30 pm. This is a teachable moment about the environment. 

    tags: education news teaching

  • Earth Hour

    Here is the earth hour website.Many world monuments like the eiffel tower will be turning off their power too! This is Saturday. Go look at this website, sign up to be involved. Share what you're doing.

    tags: education earthhour lessonplans teaching flatclass

  • The Electric Educator: 5 Ways to Use Google+ in your Classrooms

    Google plus is moving to the classroom. Here is how one teacher is having his students hangout and also using google plus to hand out papers in his classroom. Worth a view.

    tags: education teaching lessonplans

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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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