Super Teacher's Job is Never Done!

Super Teacher's Job is Never Done!
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Teaching is the profession that teaches all the other professions. ~ Author Unknown

My goal is to reveal one teacher's humble journey of self-reflection, critical analysis, and endless questioning about my craft of teaching and learning alongside my middle school students.

"The dream begins with a teacher who believes in you, who tugs and pushes and leads you to the next plateau, sometimes poking you with a sharp stick called 'truth'." ~ Dan Rather

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Great free stuff to use!

There are countless resources out there for us to utilize and take advantage of as educators. The most recent NEA magazine included some great ones to check out:

1. A+ Writing Research Paper Guide -- has step-by-step guide to researching and writing a paper, an information search guide, and links to online resources.

2. Teachers’ Resources from National Archives
  • Teachers’ Resources is an element of the National Archives. Teachers will find lesson plans and other materials to engage students in doing history with primary sources...  
  • 3. Mapping Our World
  • October 24, 2012 02:58:06 pm
    Mapping our World is a teaching tool for grades 3-8 that explores the relationship between maps and globes, and offers a 3-lesson curriculum. It challenges the idea that there is one “correct” version of the world map....
  • 4. EarthPulse: State of The Earth
  • October 23, 2012 02:26:48 pm
    EarthPulse: State of The Earth 2010 is a snapshot of Earth’s health and features features essays, photo galleries, vital statistics, and a quiz for grades 9-12....
  • 5. EconEdLink & Living Wage Calculator
    October 22, 2012 11:23:27 am
    Two websites offer 750+ lesson plans and resources to help K-12 students learn about economics, personal finance. A related tool, a living wage calculator, supplements these resources....
  • 6. Children’s Books and Author Interviews
    October 19, 2012 04:16:51 pm
    Storyline Online is an anthology of 24 picture books for students in grades PreK-3 read by well-known actors. Reading Rockets turns the spotlight on the creators of children’s books with more than 100 video interviews....
  • 7. The 10 Best STEM Resources
    October 02, 2012 02:18:55 pm
    Our editors combed the World Wide Web for the best science, technology, engineering & mathematics resources for teachers of grades preK-12....
  • 8. Newseum: Decision 2012
    September 27, 2012 01:42:10 pm
    Decision 2012 is a new a new online learning module for the 2012 presidential election cycle from’s Digital Classroom. The standards-based module features lesson plans and interactives. Registration is required but free....
  • 9. EekoWorld
    September 26, 2012 04:34:26 pm
    EekoWorld, a Web site from PBS Kids, informs K-4 students about the role they play in taking care of Earth. Colorful, engaging interactives are perfect for young students; teachers will appreciate the how-to guide and lesson plans....
  • 10. Monarch Butterfly Migration
    September 25, 2012 12:01:07 pm
    Follow the 2012 monarch migration and report your own monarch sightings on the Monarch Butterfly Migration: Journey North website. You and your students can help scientists understand how climate and seasons affect monarchs....
  • 11. Zooniverse
    September 24, 2012 04:08:18 pm
    Zooniverse offers a collection online, interactive projects that cover topics in space, climate, nature, and humanities. These projects are best suited to grades 6-12. Registration is required but free....

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