This idea is not original, but I’ve done it for six years and it’s one of my favorite activities because I end up with a bunch of letters I love reading and they make for a great first-day-of-class activity. Basically
When I hear a teacher enforce a class rule or inform students of a decision, it often sounds like… “Don’t make me send you to the office.” “I’m sorry, but I can’t let you turn that in late.” “I’m going
I have used this technique for over seven years for confiscating student cell phones with relatively high success rate and relatively low disruption to class. The heart of this technique is the “broken record” technique.
This year I wanted to undertake Project Based Learning. I’ve attempted physics modeling the past couple years, and although it’s effective in many ways, I still feel there are more effective ways to engage my students and have them understand
This is my first year trying SBG (Standards Based Grading) after being inspired by a handful of teachers. (ddmeyer, jybuell, ThinkThankThunk, fnoschese) I taught five sections of physics this year and have used “traditional” grading prior to this year. So
For teachers (or parents… or students) I made these last year as an attempt to help my students improve their number sense.
Not like I make any money off them, but it’s nice to know the joy is being spread around the world. http://www.cafepress.com/efrankshop http://www.cafepress.com/evrythnghamster
The publishing of these comics ensures nobody misses the clever things I say to myself when no one else is around.
Jury duty was actually quite interesting, although I did nod off a few times.
No, my evals weren’t all positive, but I don’t expect them to be. My students for the most part were actually honest, which I do appreciate. :oP :o)