If you’re reading this, odds are good that the idea of implementing the NGSS in your classroom is enough to keep you up at night. For many teachers, the task of updating their curriculum to reflect the new standards can appear extremely daunting. If you are one of these teachers, I say to you, “fret not”; with some modifications to the labs and demonstrations you already use in your classroom, you’ll master the NGSS and thoroughly impress your administration. Most current science teachers … [Read more...] about How to master the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and impress your admin
How will teaching with the 5E model help you and your students? They allow students to get hands-on and actually do things instead of just listening The 5E’s push students to apply what they’ve learned to new situations They emphasize inquiry, critical thinking, and the process of science They are scientifically backed They’re definitely not boring! Because they’re awesome! They facilitate success by scaffolding student understanding They promote learning in a … [Read more...] about Teaching with the 5E’s
It was proposed by Business Insider UK that an ugly font will force students to concentrate harder on what they’re reading compared with a font like Times New Roman. Since they will be focused more on the text, they will absorb more content and be able to recall the information more effectively. You can view the entire video below. The Process: After watching the video, I wanted to try it out in my own class. If the type of font truly mattered, I wanted to know. I found a simple reading … [Read more...] about Does font type affect student retention?
Teaching with the 5E's. Click here to access the 5E bundle - https://gum.co/hUvNT A brief 13-minute session that outlines why the 5E approach makes learning and teaching so much effective. To download a complete 5E lesson, click here - http://www.teachwithfergy.com/cells-and-the-cell-theory-5e-lesson-download/ … [Read more...] about Teaching With The 5E’s
What's the best way to maintain your sanity this year? I've compiled a list of the single most important teaching tip from 39 teachers just like you so please have a look, crack a smile, and realize you're not alone. 1. File away papers as soon as I am done with them instead of stacking them for later. 2. Take deep breaths and step back for a few minutes when I feel overwhelmed and let my program assistant help more. 3. Seeing at least one positive side in every situation. 4. I am … [Read more...] about The one teaching tip to maintain your sanity this year
Here are 8 easy ways to improve your use of technology in the classroom 1. Create A Simple Class Website: Create a class website using simple and ready-to-use hosts like http://www.edmodo.com. If you are feeling up the challenge, create your own website using these free providers. • Wix - http://www.wix.com/ • Wordpress – http://www.wordpress.com • Weebly - http://www.weebly.com/ 2. Online Quizzes and Exit Cards: Easily create free online quizzes and exit tickets using the … [Read more...] about 8 Ways To Improve How You Use Technology In Your Classroom