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Lynda Way commented on Lacey Smith's blog post Beyond Formulas: Making Math Relevant for Students
"This is surly the right way of solving the maths problem and obviously, this is the duty of teachers to make maths more interesting for students. In this way, they would be able to solve their problems by their own and learn themselves by playing…"
Sep 19, 2013
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Beyond Formulas: Making Math Relevant for Students

I found a great TED Talk video that detailed some of the biggest issues with classroom math instruction today and how we as teachers can work to solve these concerns. The speaker, Dan Meyeer, explained that the five biggest issues in math instruction now is that students lack initiative, lack perseverance, lack retention, have an aversion to word problems, and have an eagerness to simply know the formula.One of my biggest takeaways from Dan's speech was accepting that students are impatient…See More
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"Check out my 2 blog posts on Qs 2 ask students about critical thinking & 21st century effective assessments! #EDCI397 http://ning.it/11aMl86"
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"Check out my new blog post on the evidence-based classroom! #EDCI397 http://www.edupln.com/profile/LaceySmith"
Apr 15, 2013
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The Evidence-Based Classroom: Including All Students Through Differentiation

I really liked this article because it provided numerous ideas and suggestions for how teachers can monitor and collect evidence of student understanding in her classroom. For example, the article provides suggestions for small products students can create to demonstrate how they can apply what they have learned in the lesson. This includes:- Read it, Write it, Draw it- Find the Lie- Graffiti Wall- Exit PassThe writer also included stations that a teacher can set up throughout her classroom to…See More
Apr 15, 2013
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"Check out my new blog post on bringing 21st century skills into the classroom! #EDCI397 http://ning.it/W4iu03"
Apr 10, 2013
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Unpack, Upgrade, and Bring your Lesson into the 21st Century

This is a great website that provides educators with resources on how to revamp their lesson plans to better integrate 21st century skills.The site provides teachers with templates they can use to better organize their lesson plans to ensure that they are incorporating 21st century skills and literacies and creating roles to empower learners in the classroom. Some of the 21st century skills the site believes in incorporating in the classroom are: collaborating, communicating, connecting,…See More
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"Check out my two new blog posts on global awareness in the classroom! #EDCI397 http://ning.it/W4iu03"
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"Check out my new blog on #PBL ideas based on the multiple intelligences! #EDCI397 http://ning.it/W4iu03"
Mar 12, 2013
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Project-Based Learning Ideas Pin

I pinned a great article on Pinterest that broke down numerous ideas and suggestions for project-based learning ideas that can be incorporated into the classroom. All of the ideas are broken down into its respective multiple intelligence category.By being aware of all of the multiple intelligences that exist among your students in the classroom, a teacher can pick the best project that will tap into all of her students' knowledges and allow them to demonstrate their skills and creativity.Here…See More
Mar 12, 2013
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Beyond Formulas: Making Math Relevant for Students

Posted on September 10, 2013 at 9:01pm 1 Comment

I found a great TED Talk video that detailed some of the biggest issues with classroom math instruction today and how we as teachers can work to solve these concerns. The speaker, Dan Meyeer, explained that the five biggest issues in math instruction now is that students lack initiative, lack perseverance, lack retention, have an aversion to word problems, and have an eagerness to simply know the formula.

One of my biggest takeaways from Dan's speech was accepting that…

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What is the Collaborative Classroom?

Posted on April 23, 2013 at 10:27pm 0 Comments

The collaborative classroom has 4 main characteristics, which are characteristics I hope to keep in mind when establishing my classroom environment:

- Shared knowledge among teachers and students, where teachers can share their vital knowledge and experiences about content with students while also valuing and building upon the previous knowledge, experience, language, strategies, and culture of her own students. 

- Shared authority among teachers and students, where a…

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30 Ways to Promote Creativity in Your Classroom

Posted on April 23, 2013 at 9:59pm 0 Comments

This article provides teachers with an abundance of easy-to-implement strategies for promoting creativity in their classroom. I tried to pull out some of the best strategies that I would like to use in my own classroom.

1. Use emotional connections. Research shows that the best creativity instruction ties into the emotions of the learner. For example, giving students a project that ties into solving an issue within their community (ex: homelessness) can help sprout creativity…

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Effective Assessment in a Digital Age

Posted on April 20, 2013 at 7:36pm 0 Comments

During my content exploration I found an interesting article that provides readers with a great deal of information on how to create effective assessments for 21st century students. Within the article, I found a helpful chart that provided assessment strategies for each of the different perspectives on learning. 

1. Associative - an assessment where concepts and competencies are frequently assessed at a micro level and in combination through macro-level tasks.

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Still time to participate in letting your views be known through my study

It is not too late in get in on this study. I am looking to interview teachers and principals on how effective they believe they are in influencing student learning while operating under Federal and State mandates and district initiatives. I want to know what you believe the problem to be, what skills or knowledge are not being addressed in these mandates and initiatives and what you believe would best help you in your mission of providing effective, quality education for all students. If you…See More
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