I feel compelled to share these awesome resources I just found out about at The Broward Education Foundation Teacher Idea Exp. They will transform your classroom from traditional and boring to a fun, engaging, and exciting experience for your students. This will not only benefit your students but you as well because your students will be doing all the work which is the way it should be. Why should you be burned out at the end of the day? If you are, maybe its because you're doing the bulk of the work: lecturing, directing, and showing. Thus, correlating to a teacher-centered classroom. Research shows that a teacher centered classroom causes boredom and reduces retention rates drastically. Truth be told, who would want to go to a school where they can't truly express themselves in the classroom. This generation will put their best foot forward only in a student-centered classroom where they can ask questions and be fully involved in the learning process. Teachers who are willing to step outside the box and cultivate a classroom environment that allows their students to work collaboratively in groups, participate actively, and independently will be the most effective.
1.Learning Resources Talk Board Prep
Talk Board has a 10-second sound capability and a double-sided write and wipe surface with a clear pocket that holds your card/photo, sticky note, manipulative or object.
Talk Board Party Pack, Pack of 12:
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Takes learning further...combines audio, visual and tactile experiences in one easy format!
They have a Math Hero awards program which recognizes teachers and tutors who possess a true passion for math -- and inspire that same passion in their students. Anyone can submit a nomination. But only those wholly dedicated to improving math education and encouraging student participation in STEM programs can earn the coveted award: a $2,500 individual grant, as well as an additional $2,500 grant for their school or math-related non-profit program.
- This GREAT website features a different incorrectly-solved math problem
each day. Teachers and students can go over the problem together to determine
what the student may have been thinking. Why did they solve it that way? Where
did they go wrong? What should they have done differently?
- Seeing what went wrong is a great way to teach different math concepts and this
could be a great activating strategy to do at the beginning of each class!
- Teachers can also search by concept or grade if you would like to find a specific
mistake for your class.
5.5. Whole Brain Teaching