Monday, February 17, 2020

February 20 Teacher Talk

Posted by Deann Marin of Socrates Lantern

Welcome to our February Teacher Talk.  All of us from the Teacher Talk collaborative would like wish you a Happy Valentines Day.  We have so many fab things this month from Field Trips and ELA and reading ideas, to celebrating Black History Month and President's Day, you don't want to miss reading these blog posts from some awesome educators. 

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Teaching Effective Note-Taking

Have you ever told your students to take notes and they either highlight almost everything (sometimes even changing colors with their fancy highlighters to make it look like a rainbow pattern) or they take bullet points on everything? Mine used to write pages of bullet points, with no organization or greater understanding of patterns, themes, or bigger ideas. In comes Note-taking Stations!


All You Need is Love & Kindness
Did you know that there is a Random Acts of Kindness Week? It runs from February 16 through the 23rd. Actually, this is the first I’ve heard of it, but what a groovy way for all of us to unite by being kind to each other. It begins with one simple act - one hello to a stranger, a simple smile, a pat on the back, a cup of coffee for someone you don’t know, or as my husband experienced, pay it forward.  This is a chance for participating individuals to make our world a better one and inspire others to follow suit. 

Why you Need a Teacher Bestie
By Retta London of Rainbow City Learning
I have been so lucky to have a teacher bestie at every twist and turn in my teacher life, and this post is just a love letter to each of them, and to the universe for placing each of them in my life.

Does a Circle Have Sides?
By Victoria Rauch of Scipi
Does a circle have sides? Believe it or not, this was a question asked by a primary teacher.  I guess I shouldn't be surprised, but in retrospect, I was stunned. Therefore, I decided this topic would make a great blog post. Discover the answer on my blog.

Learning From Students: Issac
A teacher learns about disrespect, resiliency, and lack of initiative.

Christopher Ludwick - Revolutionary Baker and Spy
Celebrate Washington's Birthday with the story of Christopher Ludwick, Baker General.

Say What You Mean and Avoid Redundancies
Good writers say what they mean and avoid excessive verbiage. This blog post will help you avoid redundancies in your writing.

Help Your Student Gain Perspective and Build Gratitude
By Marcy Howe of It's a Teacher Thing
Surviving tough teaching years by helping your students gain perspective and build gratitude.
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