By Teachers, For Teachers
The childhood obesity epidemic pops up regularly on the evening news; First Lady Michelle Obama has made it a central focus of her time in the White House with her Let’s Move campaign. But did you know that there are simple things you can do in your classroom to encourage your students to be healthier? Even if you’re not a science or P.E. teacher, you can make a difference.
In this digital age, kids are getting on the computers to play and learn every day. Teachers can tap into this online interest as a teaching tool to jumpstart research skills at a young age with the help of Globio's Glossopedia! This site is designed especially with the young learner in mind with its age-appropriate content and emphasis on visual and auditory learning.
As a science teacher, I'm bugging out over the latest research on microbes and how bacteria may be pupeteering people. I guess it's human nature to think of all bacteria as harmful or, at best, a nuisance. It's a misconception that I try to remedy in my middle school Science classroom, but that's tough when even microbiologists use the term "bugs" to refer to their subjects.
I don't know about you, but I'll be bringing my red pen beachside this spring break. It’s spring break for NYC schools and as I was leaving work on Friday I overheard the phrase which is not uncommon right before vacations – “I’m not touching a thing this week.” By “a thing,” he was referring to work. Teacher work. He’s a teacher and he’s not doing an ounce of teacher work all week.
Who is ready to hang ten on Google Wave? I am. I am. I am known among my friends and colleagues as an "early adopter"--someone who tries out new tools and technologies as soon as they are available. People like me don't mind a few glitches because we enjoy the excitement of something new and we have the know-how to troubleshoot most problems that tend to pop up.