Shelley Beeson Parker

121 Flips | 3 Magazines | 5 Likes | 3 Followers | @ShelleyBees79p7 | Keep up with Shelley Beeson Parker on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Shelley Beeson Parker”

A Look Back: “A Few Simple Phrases To Help Keep Students Engaged”

<b>During this month, I’ll be taking a break now-and-then from blogging to both take some R & R and to finish-up some more extended writing</b> …

High School

A Look Back: A Fourth Step: “I Do, We Do, You Do” and then “You Teach”

<b>During this month, I’ll be taking a break now-and-then from blogging to both take some R & R and to finish-up some more extended writing</b> …

Teaching

Post-It Hacks for the Classroom

4 Ways Teachers are Using Post-Its in the Classroom<p>As you prepare your classroom for the new school year, you may be looking for some simple and …

Am I The Only Teacher Who Didn’t Know About “BookTubers”?

The New York Times today has a very lengthy article headlined Meet the YouTube Stars Turning Viewers Into Readers.<p>It’s about an apparently huge …

High School

How to Plan For Purposeful Conversations In Math

Talk is not cheap.<p>It may be if it is not purposeful, thoughtful, useful. But it can be powerful, meaningful, and a link to making sense of things… …

Pedagogy

8 Must-See Hidden Gems from ISTE 2018

Every year the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) conference's expo floor is packed with edtech products vying for teachers' …

Education Technology

Shocker – NOT: Study Finds Not Sweating The Small Stuff Is A Good Classroom Management Strategy

In a surprise to not a single teacher anywhere, a new study finds that being positive and not focusing on minor disruptions is an effective classroom …

Letter: Common Core helps students understand why math works

Common Core helps students<br>understand why math works<p>Common Core math puts a deep understanding of number sense (how numbers can be taken apart and put …

9 Chrome Extensions Research Students Should Know about

Chrome browser has a number of interesting educational extensions to enhance your productivity and facilitate your workflow. Over the last few years …

Education Technology

Teach Like a Pirate (Book Review)

I realized from the second I met author and high school teacher Dave Burgess at the ISTE conference that he is one of those people that just exudes …

Clothesline Math

Many teachers teach mathematical concepts, but often wonder if their students “get it.” The clothesline is a hands-on, student-friendly tool to teach …

Response: Ways to Use Tech to Differentiate Instruction

<b>(This is the first post in a two-part series)</b><p>The new question-of-the-week is:<p><i>What are ways technology can assist teachers apply differentiated</i> …

Turn Your Class Into A Virtual Science Lab With These Apps

The apps we curated for you today provide students with virtual labs where they can learn more on a wide variety of scientific phenomena. Using an …

Math Fiction Books for Gifted Children

Everyone recognizes how important it is for children to learn math and understand mathematical concepts. Some kids are mathematically gifted and can …

How to Teach Your Child to Have a Growth Mindset

Did you know that intelligence isn't set in stone? You may have been brought up to believe that some people were just good at challenging subjects, …

Encouraging Persistence in Math

The dice in a corner problem from the NRICH Project is a perfect example. This problem asks students to align at least three dice in a corner such …

Playlists: A Path to Personalizing Learning

One reason I am such a big advocate for blended learning is that using the various models allow me to spend more time on the aspects of my job that I …

Complex sentences - 1 hour differentiated lesson

Ready-to-teach and easily adaptable 1 hour lesson to teach simple/compound sentences and FANBOYS connectives. This lesson teaches students how to …

Can better questioning support student agency?

Over the last few weeks I have been listening to “A More Beautiful Question” by Warren Berger. In the book he talks a great deal about how beautiful …

Math Talk in the Classroom

Facilitating quality math talk in the classroom is essential to promote student learning. However, this can be very challenging. One cornerstone of …

Tic Tack Toe in the Blended Classroom

The other day I was conducting some learning walks with the administrative team at Wells Elementary School in the Cypress-Fairbanks Independent …

Guest Post: Integrating Writing Into Math Classes

<b>Editor’s note: I did a series on writing in math classes over at my Education Week Teacher column but, due to my disorganizational skills, I</b> …

7 Brain-Based Ways to Make Learning Stick

When it comes to student learning, we usually think about how to get information into memory, says expert Marilee Sprenger. But we also have to get …

Teaching

The Winning Mindset That You Need for Success

I was devastated.<p>I had just completed a test and the results were in.<p>And they weren’t good.<p>Not what I wanted or expected.<p>But it wasn’t an ordinary …

Self-improvement

Computational Thinking and its importance in education - Microsoft in Education

Congratulations on completing the Computational Thinking and its importance in education course!<p>Share the good news and your accomplishments with …

Strategies that Work: Take Stock With Exit Slips

Exit Slips<p><b>Description</b><p>Exit slips are small pieces of paper on which students share -- usually in 5 minutes or less -- what they learned from the day's …

Why we need to bring back the silent teacher in primary maths

The room is silent. I slowly draw up the equations on the board. I utter not a word while doing so. And then I turn to my class, still not talking, …

Teaching Students to Communicate Mathematically

<i>Laney Sammons</i><p>About This Book<p>Students learning math are expected to do more than just solve problems; they must also be able to demonstrate their …

Two Good Tools To Help Students Learn About Taking Responsibility

I have a pretty good lesson in one of my motivation books on helping students learn about taking responsibility. You can find some components of it …

11 Research-Based Classroom Management Strategies

Embry and Biglan describe how a kernel might help the parent whose child is struggling to get out the door on time for school: “Alone, such a …

Teaching