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Do you use social media or your personal number to connect with students on school related issues? 

girlwithalessonplan:

aurlmystudentswillneverfind said: You give out your cell phone number to your students?

I *KNEW* this question would happen.

Yes and no.

So let me back this up by saying, when I was a kid, I could look up my teacher’s numbers and call them any time I wanted because…

— 2 months ago with 104 notes
oupacademic:


I wrote my book on a brand-new laptop that had never been online. Every night I locked it in a safe in my apartment. I never mentioned the book on the phone or in e-mail, at home or in the office — both located in the same Beijing diplomatic compound, which I assumed was bugged.

Louisa Lim, author of The People’s Republic of Amnesia: Tiananmen Revisited, on writing her book in China. Read other accounts of how China is keeping quiet about the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square uprising.
Image: Tiananmen Square, Beijing, China 1988 by Derzsi Elekes Andor. CC-BY-SA-3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.

oupacademic:

I wrote my book on a brand-new laptop that had never been online. Every night I locked it in a safe in my apartment. I never mentioned the book on the phone or in e-mail, at home or in the office — both located in the same Beijing diplomatic compound, which I assumed was bugged.

Louisa Lim, author of The People’s Republic of Amnesia: Tiananmen Revisited, on writing her book in China. Read other accounts of how China is keeping quiet about the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square uprising.

Image: Tiananmen Square, Beijing, China 1988 by Derzsi Elekes Andor. CC-BY-SA-3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.

— 2 months ago with 266 notes
Yo, Grammar: What's up with the semicolon? →

theyuniversity:

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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:

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On the other hand, standardized tests (especially the ACT and SAT) insist that you…

— 4 months ago with 4198 notes
Digital Learning Day →

projectedblog:

Happy Digital Learning Day, everyone! 

In the spirit of Digital Learning, check out our open contests, and you could win up to $1000!

— 6 months ago with 4 notes
coolcatteacher:

Great guide to share with teachers (and parents) about the “trendy” terms that are being shared throughout schools.
(via A New Educational Technology Cheat Sheet for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning)

coolcatteacher:

Great guide to share with teachers (and parents) about the “trendy” terms that are being shared throughout schools.

(via A New Educational Technology Cheat Sheet for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning)

— 6 months ago with 30 notes
surfingpichu asked: 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?


Answer:

novicephoenix:

Hey there!

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. 

— 7 months ago with 21 notes
"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."
Heidi Moawad, author of Careers Beyond Clinical Medicine, shares her thoughts on medical residency. Look out for other snippets of advice for junior doctors and medical students on our Tumblr. (via oupacademic)

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— 7 months ago with 135 notes
"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"
Martin Luther King Jr. University Press Scholarship Online has made a collection of articles free for one month to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day. (via oupacademic)

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— 7 months ago with 529 notes
"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."
— 7 months ago with 14 notes
Anonymous asked: should the first lettters of subjects like physics and chemistry be capitalized?


Answer:

theyuniversity:

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  • 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.

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— 7 months ago with 63 notes