Summer Break!

Summer Break!

If you are a teacher, mid-June and on is a happy time.
This is, of course, because most of us are on summer break!

Summer break refreshes you, and gives you time to process and plan in a relaxing setting–the beach being ideal! Come August, I will start up blogging again. For all those teachers and school professionals, have an amazing break!

Involving Multiple Modalitities in Teaching

One of the questions I like to ask parents at the beginning of the school year is:
“How does feel your child best learns?”

The choices are: auditory, visual, kinesthetic, multiple modalities.

I ask this question because if you have a dominant learning style, it is best to tap into that.

In the classroom, as multiple students have multiple learning styles, it is best to try to cover as many learning styles as possible in your lesson planning/presentation.

Here is a concrete example:

Sharing YouTube Videos Safely

There are some great educational YouTube videos on the internet, but perhaps you are worried an unseemly political ad will pop up during your presentation. Not to worry!

This summer I took a technology course for educators, and learned how to safely share videos. Simply go to the link for Safe Share TV and run the video through that program. If you want to chop a video, I recommend Tube Chop. See links below.

safeshare.tv  and  tubechop.com

Apology!

If you saw an incomplete template of my new look yesterday, I apologize. That mistakenly went live by the company working on updating my site. I was not happy!

Monday Mornings: Proverbs, Quotes, and More

“In a growth mindset, challenges are exciting rather than threatening. So rather than thinking, oh, I’m going to reveal my weaknesses, you say, wow, here’s a chance to grow.” –Carol S. Dweck

Thank you to all who follow my blog. I am going to be doing some updates on the site, as it has been some time since I have updated. Things will mostly continue as normal. Be sure to check back regularly, and happy teaching!