Monday 24 September 2012
Friday 21 September 2012
Sunday 16 September 2012
There are some cool Math tricks to use in class as well as some fun other tricks to try.
What's neat is they have videos showing the tricks as well as how they are done.
Here is an example:
I always have a deck of cards in my classroom or in my TTOC bag, so I find these various videos pretty awesome.
Saturday 8 September 2012
Teachers teaching on call, this is a great thing to have in your bag of tricks.....
Read the story book "Miss Nelson is Missing" to the class class.
Have the children then write a story about where they think their classroom teacher is while they are away from school.
There may be some funny, creative stories that come out of this activity.
For younger children and primary classes be careful they don't worry about where their teacher is, this activity is intended to be fun!
Thursday 6 September 2012
I realize that a lot of educators are weary of social media, in particular, Twitter. I have spent a lot of time speaking with new teachers about twitter and thought it would be nice to have an easy "manual" on how educators can get started on twitter. Of course, I found something (several somethings) on the internet...
This google doc starts with the basics and is useful in getting started.
Wednesday 5 September 2012
Tuesday 4 September 2012
Monday 3 September 2012
One suggestion I give to TTOCs is to take this time to get your "Bag of Tricks" ready to go. A 'Bag of Tricks' is something I have with me when I go into any classroom. The items in there will have you prepared for (almost) any situation. Here are some items in my bag:
- Writing Utensils
- overhead pens
- dry erase pens
- mad libs
- picture book
- playing cards
- Personal Items
- Running Shoes
- stamps or stickers
- small beanbag or ball
- prizes or rewards
- your card or contact info
What do you always bring with you?
Comment below with your ideas to share....