Friday, July 27, 2012

Madeline Hunter

To say that you have taught when students haven't learned is to say you have sold when no one has bought. But how can you know that students have learned without spending hours correcting tests and papers? . . . check students understanding while you are teaching (not at 10 o'clock at night when you're correcting papers) so you don't move on with unlearned material that can accumulate like a snowball and eventually engulf the student in confusion and despair.
Madeline Hunter

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Josie Whitehead:

Don’t grumble when the rain comes down -
     Don’t wear a gloomy frown -
When little raindrops patter down
     On villages and town.
Remember that the trees, the birds,
     The flowers and yes, we too -
Would die without those drops of rain
     And only skies of blue.
The rain breathes life into our world
     And without it we would die -
So don’t grumble when the rain comes down
     But look up at the sky -
For behind those black and murky clouds
     You’ll find a blue sky shining -
And we’re told “Behind each dark black cloud
      You’ll find a silver lining.”
Copyright 2012

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Excellent Writing Resource!

Thank you Barry Morse for sharing this resource on Linkedin! It is an excellent tool for teaching writing to students of all ages.