"I am going to try it this year with my middle school students. In the past I taught 7th and 8th grade, this year all 8th. Your percentages for students not returning homework is what I averaged also so I was hoping it improved with the flipped…"
"I'm going to be trying the flipped classroom this fall have have been hearing mixed reviews about it in the public school setting. I wonder if you start it at the very beginning of the year as a "set the tone of my class" activities…"
"Did you "model" on "what" they should do? Many students do not "get" that they need to pause, rewind, and watch again. I say this not from my direct experience (I plan on venturing more this way next year)…"
Our school uses dbqs that were created by the American History Grant through our education service center. They used to be posted at www.esc13.net under social studies. I think they were removed though. I can email you the…"
"Jesse... When do you want to start some of the DBQs? I have some things from when I used to teach 8th grade SS in NY, but I need to find my old files. I can also send you some websites that will be extremely helpful. I used to use them for my…"
"I didn't something similar with 7th graders as an experiment and had the same result. 75% of the students viewed the video and passed the quiz that accompanied it, the rest chose not to do it. To complicate things our school…"
One of the new methods for providing direct instruction to students is to do so using the power of the internet: YouTube, Vimeo, and other video streaming services. I teach 8th grade and mulled the idea over for a while during the school year and finally decided to give it a try. It was received with excitement by many of my students but the end product has not impressed me so far. I record over my PowerPoints (in PDF version) using my iPad with the program Explain Everything and post…See More
Place where middle school teachers can share lessons, questions, tools, books, or really anything. Also a place to start dialogue with high school teachers to alleviate transitional issues between middle school and high school.
I spent the last year as a paraeducator and was just hired for my first year of teaching in Manhattan, Kansas. I love learning about new and engaging ways to pull students into historical thinking, learning, and investigation. I was part of the first generation to grow up with technology as a child and am amazed at the exponential growth of technology today.
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