I wanted to write about something different today, and I hope that it inspires you as much as it inspired me. Lately, I have become interested in teacher creativity, or perhaps the lack thereof in education today. In a profession so concerned with developing our children's creative capacities, the average school can be a shockingly … Continue reading Teacher Draws 180 Unique Whiteboard Illustrations: One for Every Day of the School Year
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We teachers are tough cookies. Found this fun randomizer bumping around Facebook. Click on the pic below, then take a screenshot to reveal what you will bring to your practice or to your personal life next year. Follow @MrZachG
When I was a young lad, I secretly made a list of three dreams that I wanted to accomplish before 30: 1. To marry a beautiful woman √ 2. To dunk a basketball without having to use Flubber infused tacs, or even Flubber spray × 3. To be featured in a recruitment video for an international school √ … Continue reading Teacher Dreams of Featuring in Recruitment Video, Succeeds
Over-Posting Educators This is the educationrickshaw.com facebook group, meant for any educator who would like to post and collaborate freely with like-minded professionals. Feel free to request to join! - Zach Follow @MrZachG
Ask any non-teacher what teachers do when we aren’t teaching and they will likely imagine a teacher, red pen in hand, busily editing and marking papers at their desk. As a second grade teacher I do, unfortunately, occasionally find myself in that very position– but the vast majority of my planning time is spent in … Continue reading What do teachers do at school when they aren’t teaching?
Take a look at this above screenshot, grabbed right off of my web browser. What do you see? If you said, "I'm just seeing a black image", you are dead wrong. If you said "unlimited potential", you are correct. This is the latest edtech innovation that I have brought to my classroom, and it is … Continue reading The Greatest EdTech Innovation Since the Overhead Projector (Not really)
Caine's Arcade inspired classrooms across the world to value and foster the creativity inherent in all of our children. Similarly, the Hour of Code has inspired millions of children to learn the basics of computer programming. Why not combine them? For this year's Hour of Code, students in my class took their coded video games … Continue reading Hour of Code + Caine’s Arcade Brings Creative Computer Science to Sudan
A common problem for me as a non-Arabic speaking Khawaja in #Sudan is that many restaurants do not have English language translations. After having one of the best shawarmas in the city just a few months ago, but only being able to say "shawarma jumbo", I was naturally curious to find out what else was … Continue reading Project Shawarma – Students Translate Arabic Menu for a Local Restaurant