Pam Mitchell

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8 Trader Joe's Foods I Always Keep in My Freezer (and the Recipes I Make With Them)

Trader Joe's is like my therapist, my happy place. As soon as I walk in, all my troubles melt away as I feast my eyes on all of TJ's amazing food. I can pick up basics like raw almonds and cashews, dried baby bananas (my new obsession), almond butter, and a bag of baby avocados and never walk away …

iOS 11 Is Here... Try These Hidden Tricks for Your iPhone

You don’t need a fancy new iPhone to benefit from many of the latest OS tricks<p>Get ready… Those incessant reminders to upgrade your iPhone or iPad operating system are about to begin.<p>On Tuesday, Apple released iOS 11 for devices going back to the iPhone 5s, fourth-Gen iPad, iPad Mini 2 and sixth-Gen …

Slowing Down to Learn: Mindful Pauses That Can Help Student Engagement

The added bonus of these pause punctuations is that they give us as teachers a few moments to practice mindfulness. When this becomes an intentional …

Why Kids Should Use Their Fingers in Math Class

Evidence from brain science suggests that far from being “babyish,” the technique is essential for mathematical achievement.<p>A few weeks ago I (Jo Boaler) was working in my Stanford office when the silence of the room was interrupted by a phone call. A mother called me to report that her 5-year-old …

Mathematics

28 New Fiction Books To Add To Your Must-Read List This Fall

The season promises a veritable cornucopia of enthralling novels and short story collections.<p>As we head into back-to-school season and long, blissful weeks of sweater weather, it’s only natural to be tempted to spend hours in the bookstore browsing fresh titles and adding to our to-read …

5 Easy Lesson Plans for Drop-Dead Exhausted Teachers

I’ve learned, through much trial and error, that I can more or less function on five hours of sleep a night. Get much below that, though, and things …

MakerSpace

I maintain that a genuine staple of a good MakerSpace can be found in Legos. Make no mistake, Legos are not cheap, but they have a versatility about …

Finding an Authentic Goal for Your PBL Classroom

I think this is the main reason why the e-NABLE Community Foundation seems to have taken the PBL world by storm.<p>e-NABLE initially began in 2013 as a …

A Starter Kit for Differentiated Instruction

This post contains Amazon Affiliate links; if you purchase from Amazon after going through these links, Cult of Pedagogy receives a small commission …

10 Mobile Google Classroom Tips - Teacher Tech

10 Mobile Google Classroom Tips<p>The mobile app for Google Classroom is a must!! Here are 10 tips to get the most out of teaching with Google Classroom.<p>…

Find Your Marigold: The One Essential Rule for New Teachers

<b>Welcome to your first year of teaching</b>. This year will test you more intensely than just about anything you’ve done up to now. It will deplete all …

12 Choices to Help You Step Back From Burnout

Choice #2: Choose to Disconnect<p>We are making a dumb use of our smartphones. Instead of freeing us up to go anywhere anytime, they've tethered us to a …

MIT’s Scratch Program Is Evolving For Greater, More Mobile Creativity

Mitch Resnick has been working on how to give students new avenues of creative expression for over a decade. His Lifelong Kindergarten group at the …

Makerspaces

Get Started Using the Unsung Hero of Google Apps with These Google Drawings Resources!

Google Apps

Twenty Ideas for Engaging Projects

<b>2. PBL is No Accident:</b> In West Virginia, project-based learning has been adopted as a statewide strategy for improving teaching and learning. …

10 Ways to Boost Literacy Using Audiobooks in the Classroom

Thirty second graders are sitting at their desks, entranced. The classroom lights are dimmed and the only sound is a suspenseful voice coming over a …

Summer Reading Recommendations: A Dive Into Young Adult Fiction

Top 10 Young Adult Reads<p>My recommendations include classics that you might have missed, as well as a few others:<p>My 12-year-old son and I read this …

Best Audiobooks of 2017...So Far

<i>This post about the best audiobooks of 2017 is sponsored by Penguin Random House Audio.</i><p>Enter the Penguin Random House Audio sweeps to help “Transform …

Books

Podcasts Designed For Kids Can Be A Fun Way to Ignite Imagination

Since the unprecedented success of <i>Serial</i>, podcasts have become a more popular form of mainstream entertainment. Not only are many adults listening …

Podcasting

Resources on Learning and the Brain

Understanding How Brains Develop and Learn<p>Five-Minute Film Festival: Learning and the Brain: Watch a collection of videos about the brain that will …

Pedagogy

Hungry Girl: Why You Should Be Shopping in the Baby Food Aisle If You're on a Diet

<i>Lisa Lillien is the author of the popular Hungry Girl website and email newsletter, featuring smart, funny advice on guilt-free eating. She is also</i> …

14 Ways Young Teachers Can Get That Professional Look

Have you ever been mistaken for a student? While looking young might seem like a good dilemma to have, several teachers find this to be a …

12 structures to keep kids focused when using the internet in class

<i>This week on the Truth for Teachers podcast: 12 structures that will help with internet use in the classroom and keep kids focused when using</i> …

Teaching

How To Ensure Students Are Actively Engaged and Not Just Compliant

Engagement is a crucial part of learning, but ensuring students are actively engaged is more complex than whether a student is paying attention or …

Pedagogy

11 Things We Learned This Week!

11/26/2016 · by carylsue · in Current Event Connection, Main. ·<p>What did you learn this week? This week, we learned …<p>… your middle-school teacher was wrong about Wikipedia.<p>How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Wikipedia: Here are our 10 reasons teachers should be using Wikipedia as a resource.<p>… …

10 Tips For Launching An Inquiry-Based Classroom

Transforming teaching practices is a long, slow road. But increasingly schools and teachers experiencing success are sharing their ideas online and …

Teaching

There’s a better way to write your to-do lists

A well-crafted to-do list acts as a guiding light for your day. It helps you overcome feelings of being overwhelmed, and reduces anxiety around whether you’re being productive throughout the day. Before I dive in to explain how I craft my to-do list each day, I’d like to point out that to-do lists …

Time Management

Sometimes Misbehavior Is Not What It Seems

1. Sometimes students misbehave because they like you too much.<p>Some students have experienced so much pain that they build a wall between themselves …