IEA SP Peer Mentor Assignment!
My mentor emailed me today! She seems so friendly and eager to help, I cannot wait to meet her! It is funny, because she could have been from anywhere in the state and she ended up being from Pekin. Pekin is only 5-10 minutes from my house! I really hope I get a positive relationship with my mentor, it would be a great resource and a great experience to have. Just another reason I am SO excited...
Six Reasons Why You Cannot Be A Bad Teacher →
world-shaker: I can’t say I agree with the title, but this one’s actually about the tremendous access to different professional development networks. Here’s two of the six areas of their list: 2. Nings Ning is an online platform for people and organizations to create custom social networks. (Source: Wikipedia) When you join a Ning that is created for educators, you have the opportunity to...
Top 10 Sites for Educational Games →
world-shaker: Here are the first three: Funbrain - One of the most popular educational gaming sites around. Not only does this site cover a variety of subjects, it caters to K-8th graders, and has nice teacher resources as well. Game Classroom - Excellent, safe, teacher approved, state standard aligned games for grades K-6. Also, lots of teacher resources to find such as: videos, lesson...
toseealambatschool: Correlated to the State Standards, just select your state, grade level, subject, and standard to receive a variety of units, lesson plans, and activities based on the topic. Must have!
Tuesday's Thoughts: Why Men (Generally) do not... →
biacktuesday: Many of my classmates, women being over 99% of the early educators in my area, have asked me why there are not more men in early education and my response is always two-fold: men have always been considered the bread or bacon earners, the ones required by society to make the money or have the…
IEA-SP State Fall Conference!
I just signed up for the fall conference for IEA-SP (Illinois Education Association Student Program) and I could NOT be more excited for it!! 3 meals, hotel room, and 4 AMAZING sessions for 55 dollars! I’m so thankful to be involved in such an amazing organization, that allows such great opportunities. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE if you are an education major of any kind in Illinois, ASK ME...
I turned in a lesson plan with a partner (actually, it was almost all done by me)today, and when the teacher discussed it with us she told us it was the best one out of the entire class. I am just now starting my methods classes, so lesson plan writing is not quite a mastered skill yet. I was really proud that the work I had done paid off, and that I am at least on the right track with something....
I absolutely love volunteering. If any of you don’t get involved with it, I would highly recommend it. This year, I’m volunteering with an outdoor team building place called Horn Field Campus. We do a lot of behind the scenes grounds work to keep the place looking great. I have door landscaping things I never would have before, and it is such a good feeling to know we are helping out...
My Teacher's Program Rant
So, does anyone else freak out about the idea of not getting a job? I find myself more and more afraid as I am realizing how unstable teaching jobs are in my area. I am also talking to people about their ECE programs at their school, and I just am afraid of competing against them in the job market. Yeah, I have an amazing program too, but are other people becoming more qualified than me? Will...
Teachers in Tiaras: ABC Food →
teachersintiaras: For the EC classroom, the students are still learning their letters which can be a lot of hard work! For each letter covered have the parents (if you’ve got super supportive parents) or you bring in a fun food to go with each letter. Here are some ideas. A- apples, applesauce, Ants on a Log B-…
EdTech Chic: Skype in the Classroom →
kbkonnected: #elemchat #spedchat #Skype Great collection of resources for using Skype in the classroom.