Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Career Lessons with Pretend Professionals

Some of the best career lessons for grades K and 1 have been with the pretend professionals figurines. I have seen school counselors sit in circle and pass the figuines around while the children discuss them. 

I have seen SCs give clues or ask questions about the careers..."Do they work inside or out? During the day or during the night? What is that he is holding? I have seen the figurines accompany a story on careers, a worksheet, drawing assignments of what the children wish to be when they grow-up. 

Now the figurines show people with disabilties. What a great way to explain and show diversity and talk about how people with disabilties still can work. The amount of things you can do with the pretend professionals are endless! 


Tuesday, June 17, 2014

The Teacher Tool Kit Site

A colleague of mine was showing me an activity that she uses with her teachers for AVID students. I happened to look at the bottom of the page, because it was a great activity and it said "". I had never been there before, so I decided to check it out and sign up for my free account. I am glad I did!

The Teacher Toolkit is a useful resource for making instruction more engaging and active for your students and if you have an idea for a teaching tool that you would like to see added to our site, they’d love to hear from you.

This is a great site if you are in a school where you really have to mirror educational practices and assessments.

Check out their categories below!

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Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Practical Ed Tech

I am not sure how I stumbled across this site, but I love Richard and all his tech tips. He makes it so easy to follow and has some great resources. He offers trainings, tech camps and you can even sign-up for his weekly newsletter! I personally love that because you never know what neat thing will be inside. He offers resources on the following topics: Blogging, Google Apps, Google Drive, Tip of the week. Alot of his tips can easily be incorporated into classroom guidance lessons. Especially his Padlet tip...LOVE IT!!!!! 

Also check out his blog Free Tech 4 Teachers

His site is sure to make you extraordinary!