I'm new to Miami having moved here from South Carolina this summer after retiring from the Air Force. My husband and I have one daughter, three grandsons, two cats and two dogs.
I enjoy jogging with my dog Pixie, going to the beach with my other dog Lenny, and watching Golden Girls!
Conductors of Electricity
I will be giving a lesson on conductors of electricity
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Thu, Nov 28, 2013 9:06 PM in Classroom management
So many great ideas/approaches to use. I agree with the idea of beginning the school on a strict regimen. It's easier to ease up on this approach than it is to start out softly and then try to enforce a more rigid disciplinary environment. If students know the set classroom standards from the beginning, hopefully they're less likely to become disruptive and hinder those who want to learn.
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Fri, Nov 22, 2013 10:13 PM in How to prepare for my first year?
What a great idea, Betty. We can't be the subject matter expert in all areas, so brushing up on those we feel we're weak in is a great way of using that free time before starting the new year. Like Jessica, I have about a year left before I begin teaching and will definitely put some of your suggestions to use. It's never too early to get a head start!
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Climate Change (Global Warming) Collection
Fri, Nov 29, 2013 8:50 PM Effects of Global Warming
Our youth of today are speaking loudly about their concern with this topic. This collection can help them become more informed by removing any misconceptions. One article in particular, "The Petition—A Global Warming Case Study -- Debating the Causes and Consequences of Earth’s Changing Climate", lends itself for classroom inquiry by asking the following questions:
1. What is meant by the term “global
warming” and why may it be a problem?
2. What is the most probable cause of
3. What lines of evidence support or
refute “global warming?”
4. Can we do anything about “global
I would be very interested in the results of a classroom voting ballot on the final question of the article: “Would you sign the petition to stop the United States from signing the treaty?”
Great topic and great job on the collection!
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