Archive for December 2009

Troubled Teens Explore Their Artistic Side   1 comment

Program for juvenile offenders fosters creativity, literacy, and freedom of expression through hip-hop.


Posted December 9, 2009 by Jack in project based learning

Hip-Hop Helps Teach Everything from English to Algebra   Leave a comment

Like many 16-year-olds, Amir Ali spends a lot of time after school talking with friends about sports, girls, and music — specifically, hip-hop music. But last year, during his sophomore year at Lynwood High School, in Lynwood, California, Ali noticed a drastic shift in these spirited afternoon after-school conversations.

Posted December 9, 2009 by Jack in project based learning

Students learning math lessons using hip-hop   Leave a comment

check out this project based learning …

Posted December 9, 2009 by Jack in 1

$3.5 Billion in Title I School Improvement Grants   Leave a comment

.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced the final requirements for $3.5 billion in Title I School Improvement grants to turn around the nation’s lowest performing schools. The applications are now available.

Posted December 8, 2009 by Jack in teacher

What Makes A Teacher Qualified   Leave a comment

NPR: American schools have been trying for decades to improve teacher quality, with mixed results. Over the next year, we will explore those efforts, and look at the latest crop of teachers entering the profession.

Posted December 8, 2009 by Jack in teachers

Mental Imagery Aids Perceptual Learning   Leave a comment

Perceptual learning — learning by repeated exposure to a stimulus — can occur by mental imagery as much as by the real thing.

Posted December 7, 2009 by Jack in lessons

Free Packets: student participation, teacher development   Leave a comment

If you want to get some new ideas, without spending any money, then check out two packets for K12 teachers. One focuses on service learning and the other provides strategies to improve student participation.

Posted December 4, 2009 by Jack in academic, service learning, Student Skills, teacher training