classroom management tips

Sunday Sit, Sip, and “Sync” ~ 7-28-2013

“Life’s too short to hang out with people who aren’t resourceful.”
~Jeff Bezos

TEACHERS pay TEACHERS is “an open marketplace for educators where teachers buy, sell and share original teaching resources.”

Here you can find lessons across all curricula for all grade levels for all learning levels that are created by teachers.

It includes several sorting options that cover all of these groupings, including a page that allows you to browse through FREE downloads.

Membership as a buyer and a seller is free and it does not require a school email to sign up.

One of the free offers is from Morgan Walker in Lebanon, Indiana. From Morgan is a free Word document that lists and describes “Technology in the Common Core Standards (grades 1-8)”.

We suggest you visit TEACHERS pay TEACHERS, check out the talented teachers that contribute, and take a look at their lessons. We are sure you will find a wealth of resources, and who wouldn’t want to buy direct from a teacher and bypass the publishers.

To view the categories offered by TEACHERS pay TEACHERS,
just click on the image below to enlarge it.

TeachersPayTeachers.com - An Open Marketplace for Original Lesson Plans and Othe (2)Hopefully your day will be filled with sunshine much like our forecast.
Take time to fill the rest of the day with things that make you happy…

Film English


Sunday Sit, Sip, and “Sync” ~ 3-31-2013

“You know what your problem is?
It’s that you haven’t seen enough movies.
All of life’s riddles are answered in the movies.”
  ~~Steve Martin

Film-English.com has won many awards including “Best Individual Blog~2011~Edublog”, The British Council Teaching English “Featured Blog of the Month”, “Finalist Best Use of Audio/Video/Podcast~2011~Edublog”, “2011 TEFL Best Website”, “2011 MacMillan Dictionary Best Blog”, and “TEFL Net Site of the Month”.

Kieran_Donaghy_Film_EnglishKieran Donaghy is the author of this blog,
and with the use of videos and images,
he has developed lessons plans that are both engaging and motivating.
Most of the lessons appear to be leveled from middle school to university students,
and contain some of the latest “Vimeo Staff Picks”.
The lessons plans are very complete with questions, group activities, journaling exercises, concluding with a choice of final activities. They are outlined in easy-to-follow “steps”, with plenty of support.

Shannon and I love to stay seated and watch the credits roll at the end of the movie. It gives us a chance to “decompress” and wait for the theater to empty. I have often wondered what some of the “jobs” were as we watched the scroll. And exactly what IS a “Dutch Tilt”? One page offers an excellent resource to solving the code of “Film Terms”, with many of the definitions illustrated with videos.

I highly recommend this site, both its content and its design.
I think you will find plenty of lessons that will make teaching and learning feel a little more like recess as you head into the final months of this school year.

With today’s post,
both Shannon and I here at Recess TEC would like to wish all of you a wonderful Sunday with plenty of “peeps”. (If not the “candy kind”, the “friends and family kind”.)