Monthly Archives: March 2012

College Knowledge: by David Conley

David Conley’s research indicates that that following 6 skills are essential for success in college. The beautiful thing about this list is that it works at every level and in every course. 1. Analytical reading & discussion 2. Persuasive writing … Continue reading

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Using Technology in the Social Studies Classroom (Teaching

Check out this cool video on the Teaching Channel about ways to leverage technology in the classroom to maximize student engagement while still covering the necessary content. Click the picture below to view.

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Building a Mountain Bike Trail in Outdoor Education

Check out this video for a glimpse into the exciting world of Outdoor Education. Click the picture below to view the video.  

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Interactive Learning in Psychology with Mr. Frisa

Click this Link: Interactive Learning in Psychology

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Lesson Idea: The Silent Tea Party (Pre-Reading for Challenging Texts)

Here is a really engaging lesson idea for helping students prepare to read challenging texts. Click the video below to learn more.

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Trojan Pride ~ Staff Update (3.23.2012)

Here is the most recent edition of the Trojan Pride Staff Update.  Remember that this PDF is full of web links that you can click on and you will be redirected to blog post ins and other websites that the … Continue reading

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Busting the Myths about Differentiated Instruction

This is a list of 10 commonly held myths about differentiated instruction.  These myths are from an incredible article by Rick Wormeli from a recent edition of the Principal Leadership Magazine.  Rick is a teacher and an author based out … Continue reading

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Singapore’s 21st-Century Teaching Strategies

By cultivating strong school leadership, committing to ongoing professional development, and exploring innovative models like its tech-infused Future Schools, Singapore has become one of the top-scoring countries on the PISA tests. Although, we can’t adopt everything they show in this … Continue reading

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Carousel Activities: A Collaborative Approach to Stations

This video presents an fresh and interesting take on the “stations” approach to learning. Rather than having the students move between stations, the stations move between different groups of students.  Students in each group have different tasks and are working … Continue reading

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Differentiating Instruction with Tiered Exit Cards

Here is a “Do Now” strategy for differentiating your instruction for the next lesson.  Essentially, in this video you will discover how one teacher differentiates her ticket out the door based on the level of mastery students achieve during the … Continue reading

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