Thursday, October 15, 2015

Inspiration from the Blogosphere: Teaching Strategies

I've been reading a lot lately about different ways to teach in the classroom. Here are some inspiring posts about what to do (and not do) in the classroom:

Play Is Not a Four Letter Word - Dr. Walter F. Drew gives commentary on play, particularly self play, for the Early Childhood and Youth Development blog book study. Check out the great information and resources.

When Did 19th Century Learning Become So Trendy? (8 Old Ideas That Are Actually Pretty Innovative - John Spencer looks at some old-but-new ways of teaching. I think his insights are argument that most things are useful when used with intention and in balanced ways.

Pandora in the Classroom - Music is a great resource for the classroom. Angela at Hippo Hooray for Second Grade gives some ideas for using Pandora to bring music into the classroom. I like using Pandora. Angela's list of stations make me want to explore and broaden my collection.

5 Common Practices I'm Kicking to the Curb - Over at Cult of Pedagogy, Jennifer is writing about practices that may need some re-evaluation or abandoning. Some great thought-provoking information and research here.

Understanding the Child's Mind-Body Connection - BAM Radio's episode examines the importance of movement to helping kids learn. Is movement important? "Sitting is the new smoking."

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