Feb 05

Teacher Tips: Mastery Objective or Activity?

Teacher Tips

Does your school or system require that objectives be posted in the classroom? Are they part of your lesson plans? Something that shows up in your curriculum? At some point in your teaching career you’ve probably encountered SWBAT – Students will be able to…  But can you put SWBAT in front of just anything and […]

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Jan 14

Teacher Tip: Long-Term Planning Calendars

Teacher Tips

We have officially entered the absurdly long, bleak stretch between winter break and spring break. Many of us arrive at school while it’s still dark outside and find the sun dipping below the horizon by the time we leave. Despite the dreary weather and kids who are cooped up inside all day, this can actually […]

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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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