Teachers are faced with the challenge of equipping their students with 21st century skills. But are we all aware of what they are? What is
Incentives, Rewards, and Motivation
Objectives: To learn more about research on “what motivates us” and when do we feel like working? Lesson plan: Watch the movie below. Try to
Useful places to visit
Image via CrunchBase NachoFoto NachoFoto could be a great resource for anyone that uses current events in his or her classroom. NachoFoto provides images that
To my students when they graduate in June
Ellen DeGeneres Commencement Speech at Tulane University (2009-05-16). Wish I was so funny! Since I’m not I invite you to watch Ellen! Funny and touching!
7 skills students need for their future
Dr. Tony Wagner, co-director of Harvard’s Change Leadership Group has identified what he calls a “global achievement gap,” . You may find the presentation here
The greater the struggle…..
Competency goal Use digital tools in an independent, critical and creative manner in the gathering of information, and in the communication and presentation of his
Social Media Revolution 2
Social Media Revolution 2 is a refresh of the original video with new and updated social media & mobile statistics that are hard to ignore.
David Cameron’s statement as prime minister
Discussion groups in English class
Image by Keith Allison via Flickr Objectives: To learn how to discuss in small groups and hopefully be able to speak in larger groups later
Second election debate on Sky news in the UK
This is the sky news leaders debate. The second showdown with the three main parties.
Earth Days, American Experience, PBS Video
Objectives: To learn about the background of the modern environmental movement. Activities: Watch the movie (click on picture) Make a 5 minute speech to the
Learning online as an alternative to traditional classrooms
Is it possible to offer online courses as an alternative to students who find the traditional school system difficult to cope with? As a way
Playing games to learn?
Our Courts is a web-based education project designed to teach students civics and inspire them to be active participants in our democracy. Learning by doing
Books we have read in class
Image via Wikipedia This year we have read: “The Road” by Cormac McCarthy and “Catcher in the Rye” by JD Salinger. Salinger’s widow thanks neighbors