Dec 08

5 Lessons Video Games Can Teach Us About Teaching

Newsletter , Teaching

Here is Robyn’s latest article from Mindsteps’ December Newsletter. To subscribe to the newsletter, click here. Have you played a video game recently?  Maybe you play a little solitaire or free cell on your computer to unwind after a particularly stressful day, or you are addicted to bubble breaker and bejeweled on your mobile phone. Perhaps […]

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Nov 23

Thankful for Classroom Community

Classroom Strategies

In keeping with the Thanksgiving theme this week, take a moment to consider what you’re thankful for in your teaching career. I’m guessing for most of us it isn’t test prep, grading on the weekends or writing college recommendations that makes us thankful, but forming meaningful connections with students and seeing young people grow in […]

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Nov 10

What the iphone Can Teach Us About Teaching

Newsletter , Teaching

Here is Robyn’s Latest Newsletter Article.  You can subscribe to our Free Monthly E-Newsletter by clicking here. After a year of resisting, I finally drank the apple-flavored kool-aid and bought an iphone. I had read about its brilliant design but was entirely unprepared for its simplicity. Now I suppose the folks at Apple could have […]

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Nov 04

The Black Hole

Classroom Strategies

Somewhere in every classroom there’s the black hole that is the “no name bin.” Whether your students are six years old or sixteen years old, there’s always someone who can’t remember to put her name on her paper. The no-name syndrome gets worse as assignments become more complex – students answer only part one of […]

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