Nine links to inspire you and improve your classroom:
- OnlineDegrees.org lists the top ten gifted education blogs. No, Byrdseed.com didn’t make it, but I did show up in the comments 🙂
- As you’ve no doubt picked up, I love wordplay. PunOfTheDay.com is a great site to help your class start playing with words.
- An interview with Dr. Carol Tomlinson about differentiated instruction, from EducationWorld.com.
- From Point Of Inflection, an article on assigning explicit roles in group work.
- A flow chart for creating a tiered activity.
- Interesting article on using “would you rather” questions to develop critical thinking and promoting well-justified answers.
- A great set of graphs showing us how to kill interest with powerpoint. Important for teachers as well as students.
- A massive collection of ideas for teaching math, organized by subject. Most useful for 7 – 12 teachers, but I found some helpful links.
- Finally, an LA Times article about San Francisco’s new law on toys in Happy Meals. Think of all the ways to use this article: introducing “vetoes,” identifying multiple perspectives, calculating calories in a meal, setting up a debate, or discussing whether the headline is misleading.
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