Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Classroom Seating Arrangement

I have been using this seating arrangement for the last couple of weeks. I have boys at one table and girls at the other. It is great for partnering (shoulder partner or face partner) but also students are able to engage in group discussion during class. I have noticed the interaction among the boys increase in this setting. They like to correct each other when one is doing the wrong assignment or on the wrong page.

The girls become more chatty - off topic- but if you monitor them closely, it is a win- win for everyone!

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Video & Pics From Class

This video clip is from my first year teaching Civics. We were in the middle of the election and my students really became involved. 

Sunday, July 8, 2012

What a Cool Idea!

         Classroom time line...                                          A classroom timeline - great idea   

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Louisiana Teachers

Just a thought...In the old English system of education if indigent (poor) parents would declare themselves paupers, their children could be sent to specified private or pay schools for a free education... How is this different from what we are asking of families who accept vouchers?

"To be separated from the rest of the community as a distinct and inferior caste, and held out to the world as the objects of public charity, is a degradation too humiliating for the pride of freemen."
- House Journal 1822

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

An Award...YAY!!!!!!

Thanks so much to Ms. Julie AKA Southern Teacher for giving me the Liebster Award for my blog!

 I googled the Liebster Blog Award and apparently it is a pretty cool honor. I found out that " The origins of the Liebster Blog award are somewhat unclear but the general consensus is that it originated in Germany, Liebster meaning favorite or dearest, to showcase bloggers with fewer than 200 followers. Upon accepting he award the recipient must then pass it on to five more blogs of note."


But, there are rules for keeping the good karma flowing :)

1. Copy and paste the award on your blog.
2. Thank the giver and link back to them.
3. Reveal your top 5 picks and let them know by leaving a comment on their blog.

This is my favorite part!  Here are my top 5 blog picks. Please check out their blogs.

Miss L's Whole Brain Teaching - Miss L does a wonderful job of giving Whole Brain Teaching details as well as helpful resources for the classroom. Love this one :)

A Whole Brain Teacher (AKA A Wibbeteer) - Allisong goes into great, in-depth detail about the Whole Brain Teaching Method. This site is great for those starting out in Whole Brain. You are awesome. 

WBT with Scrapbunny - This site is good for the younger grades. 

Mrs. Crook's WBT Experience - Here are some good videos!

EduKate with Whole Brain - Kate is awesome at giving you great insight into her classroom and what WBT looks like in action!!!