Sunday, March 15, 2009


What was your favorite thing (animal, organs, etc) to dissect??? I'm getting ready to order dissection materials and wanted to know what is the most interesting to others who might not be "science nerds"!


How do you report information to students and families? Newsletters, report cards, what works and what doesn't? Thanks for the input!

Difficult Students

What do YOU do with difficult students who don't want to be in our classroom, or even in school? How do you get them to "buy in" to your subject? Do you give them breaks on homework as long as they get it in, what about if they have have done nothing all year and then come to you half way through the quarter and want to make everything up? Let me know what you think!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Integrated Curriculum

What are ways to get science incorporated with your subject area? How can we create cross-curricular activities or integrated curriculum? Let us know your ideas!!!
What can you do to motivate students to write well in your classroom without limiting them by restricting time, use of proper spelling, grammatically correct sentences, etc?

Dealing with the Students as People Before Studnets...

Have you had to deal with a student in your classroom who does not seem to want to work? Finally after much digging, you find out they have a difficult home life (9 little brothers and sisters, broken family, no electricity, etc). How did you handle the situation with homework and assignments that the student did not complete in the classroom?

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Effective Teaching Strategies - How to keep Students Engaged and On Task

How do YOU engage your students? What teaching strategies have you used, or seen used, that keep student engaged in learning and on task? How do you reach all the students in your classroom? Any ideas or advice, share it here!