Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
P.S. Happy Holiday everyone!
Thursday, November 18, 2010
p.s. someone get john to return my modern warfre 2 dammit its been 4 weeks
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Monday, November 15, 2010
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
- Different types of music
- Mainstream or Indie?
- Vocals or instrumentals?
- Good artists nowadays?
Monday, November 8, 2010
Helen L. Montoya/Express-News
Gina Rea, the chair of the religion department at the all-boys Central Catholic High School, has transformed assignments into quests to cultivate a sense of accomplishment in her male students.[Read the article via San Antonio News]
Rea and other educators at the school have been implementing tips offered by Kelley King, an author and expert on single-gender education. King began working with Central Catholic teachers in August and revisited the school last week to help staff members fine-tune their teaching for boys. Central Catholic is one of a handful of single-gender schools in San Antonio, most of which are private schools."
Sunday, November 7, 2010
REX C. CURRY/Special Contributor
Riley Niksich is a classroom teacher's nightmare, but in a good way: He's 7 years old, but ready for third-grade work. He loves to ask questions. Lots and lots and lots of questions.After a year of home schooling, his parents decided that it would be best for Riley – and for his potential teacher and classmates – to find an alternative to a brick-and-mortar school, where he'd either be bored in second grade or one of the youngest kids in a third-grade classroom.
[Read the article via Dallas News]
Friday, November 5, 2010
Thursday, November 4, 2010
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
- One hour long
- 85 Multiple Choice questions.
- Test is given in October, November , December , January, May, and June
- Calculators are FORBIDDEN
- A periodic table is provided.
- ALL units are metric (e.g. grams, meter, and liter)
- Only simple numerical calculations are required.
- Scoring is from 200-800, though you do not need to get all the questions correct to get a perfect score.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Standing at the edge of a pond surrounded by her class of fourth-graders, Jasmine Zeppa filled a bucket with brown water and lectured her pupils on the science of observing and recording data. Many of the children seemed more interested in nearby geese, a passing jogger and the crunchy leaves underfoot.
Zeppa's own professor from St. Catherine University stood nearby and recorded video of it all.
"I think it went as well as it possibly could have, given her experience," the professor, Susan Gibbs Goetz, said. Her snap review: The 25-year-old Zeppa could have done a better job holding the students' attention, but did well building on past lessons.
Zeppa is among the first class of aspiring teachers who are getting ready for new, more demanding requirements to receive their teacher license. A new licensing system is being tested in 19 states that includes filming student teachers in their classroom and evaluating the video, also candidates must show they can prepare a lesson, tailor it to different levels of students and present it effectively.
Imagine not having your own room at school. Imagine each hour of the day you bounce from classroom to classroom—from algebra to history to science to social studies. In each room, you assume a different role. Sometimes, you actually get to teach. Other times, you sit in the back, taking notes. In still other scenarios, you wander the aisles, helping students focus or complete assignments. Students are often confused about your role, not sure if you are a teacher, an aide, whether you have the same 'authority' and clout as the 'real' teacher.
Monday, November 1, 2010
- Rally Lip sync
- ASB Skit
- Music/Audio Problems
- Class Skits
- Absence of games
- Acknowledgement of sports teams