Tag Archive for brain

Down Time

Where are you in the recess challenge? Scholastic writes a great review of issues and a history. Before a decision is made, see this NPR program on recess and the brain. As a teacher, I see how breaks in the…

Thinking: It’s Emotional #ETMOOC

I’ve met some fantastic and caring people in this first week of  #ETMOOC . I’ve already posted about how Ben Wilkoff has guided me. I’ve also met Lorraine Boulos, a fellow middle school teacher. We’ve discussed so much about inquiry based learning and…

Fire It Up!

So what does this “cloud” of social networking within which our students continuously engage demand for my lessons? Lessons must Fire It Up! Fun Instant Relevant Engaging Integrated Tasks Ubiquitous Pathways Students live in a world of instant gratification, engaged…