Yo, Grammar: What's up with the semicolon? →
First of all, thanks for love, Anon.
The semicolon is one of the most misunderstood, misused, and underappreciated punctuations.
This famous quote from Kurt Vonnegut might have something to do with it:
On the other hand, standardized tests (especially the ACT and SAT) insist that you…
Hi. I've been following you for a while now as a student of education and I'm about to start my student teaching. I'm a music ed student and I'm going to be teaching middle school band and I am very, very nervous about it. I know that our subject areas are very different, but are there any pointers you would give a beginner teacher that's about to student teach?
Thanks for the awesome question! Sorry for the delay in responding. it has been so crazy at work! We do have a different subject, but many moons ago I had to long-term sub for a chorus teacher. I realized a few things were important:
Although we don’t teach the same subject, I think it’s important for any teacher to ask themselves:
- What are my routines (How do I set up my class, how do I want the kids to come in, how do I want them to deal with music materials)?
- What are my standards (What do I expect for my kids to accomplish, how do I want them to perform)?
- What are my consequences (What are behaviors that annoy you? What are some reasonable consequences?)?
- How can you relate music to their lives (How can you make music relevant?)?
- How can I put on a performance to show off my students talents?
- Also, forgive yourself, trust yourself, and learn everyday
Music teachers, art teachers, or other teachers that teach outside of the “typical subjects” on tumblr, chime in and let us know your thoughts! What’s your advice?
Great advice for all teachers.
"There are many roads to leadership and innovation. It is important to realize that no one will invite you to become a leader. Such roles do not happen by accident. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Leaders who aren’t afraid to forge a new road can move their professions in uncharted directions."
"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy"
"Technology should help us to teach better and in more meaningful ways. It should be used to connect us. It should give us choice and allow us to share. It should not be something that you do in addition to everything else you already do in your classroom. If technology is something that you try to add after you have planned your reading, writing and math, you are destined to fail at “integrating” technology."
should the first lettters of subjects like physics and chemistry be capitalized?
- She is a physics major.
- I am studying chemistry.
- Did you sign up for Physics 101?
- Jane looks forward to taking AP Chemistry next year.
- Bonnibel fell asleep while studying for her Physics in Cartoons class.