Monday, August 31, 2009

How to Keep Kids Engaged in Class | Edutopia

How to Keep Kids Engaged in Class | Edutopia

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-10 Rules of Engagement

1. Start Class with a Mind Warm-Up
2. Use Movement to Get Kids Focused
3. Teach Students How to Collaborate Before Expecting Success
4. Use Quick writes When You Want Quiet Time and Student Reflection
5. Run a Tight Ship When Giving Instructions
6. Use a Fairness Cup to Keep Students Thinking
7. Use Signaling to Allow Everyone to Answer Your Question
8. Use Minimal-Supervision Tasks to Squeeze Dead Time out of Regular Routines
9. Mix up Your Teaching Styles
10. Create Teamwork Tactics That Emphasize Accountability

Friday, August 28, 2009

Exchange Smart

Check out this new site the Smarttech has coming out in September called Exchange Smart.

First of all, every teacher should have a Smart Board in the classroom. Smart also have a bunch of new products that students in younger grades can use. The new site they have is forum based and you can get a lot of ideas on how to use the boards in your class. For more info check out

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

New website coming soon. Sorry friends it's been a while since last post but I have been in the studio working on my second CD "Class Dis-Missed" Vol 2.

The release date is TBA. I can't wait for it to drop.

Also, we are making several adjustments to our social networks, but hang in there it will be all done shortly.