This posting was originally posted by Education World Especially where I live it's so difficult to get a teaching job these days. Therefore, here is the first post dedicated to helping you find that elusive position. Have a plan, a portfolio, and a good attitude! That's just some of the advice Education World's Principal Files principals have for soon-to-be college grads looking for their first teaching positions. Any educator who is … [Read more...] about Principals Offer Advice to Job Seekers
I'd like to pass along a really great site I came across today. It's still growing but I think the potential is there and it's already got some fantastic animations and videos including a heart animation which does a good job showing how blood flows inside the heart. http://www.explania.com/en Fergy … [Read more...] about Animated Explanations
We've all heard it. Students are baffled by why they need to learn algebra, the periodic table or why light bends when it enters water. "Who cares" one rather eloquent student put it during my latest grade 10 optics lesson "when will I ever need to calculate the index of refraction". Why do we need to learn these things in class? When will we ever use it? It doesn't matter that you don't want to become a scientist or nuclear physicist, everyone needs to be aware and appreciate the world … [Read more...] about Why Do We Need To Learn This? We Are Never Going To Use It.
I came across this website and wanted to share. It's an excellent collection of "short accessible booklets on the major global microbiological health issues." Excellent educational reference material. The booklets include: Factfile_Cholera Factfile_Climate_Change Factfile_Cold_Wars Factfile_Influenza Factfile_HIV_AIDS Factfile_Malaria Factfile_Swine_Flu Factfile_TB SGM_Factfiles_Set Click here to be directed to the original page. … [Read more...] about SGM Factfiles
When I teach refraction in my optics unit I find the students have a really hard time understanding why the waves change direction. I explain that it’s because one side starts moving slower relative to the other causing it turn, similar to what occurs when a car has its two right wheels on the shoulder. This analogy is hard for them since most don’t drive yet. This year I decided to do something different and since students love visuals and demonstrations, I came up with one that turned out … [Read more...] about Refraction Demonstration – Scooter Style
I know going through Teachers College and even into my own teaching career, I've always wanted a convenient place to access reputable teaching materials and references. I remember thinking that it would be great to have a book full of demonstrations, activities and lessons that I could use to jump start my teaching career. Many of you know about Teachers Pay Teachers but this is different. I wanted to go beyond lessons and into something more. To fill this need I've created a collection of high … [Read more...] about Educators Reference Section