teacher in training

Ask me anything   future 9-12 social studies teacher. undergrad in sociology. my goal is to cultivate and nurture socially conscious students. I do not necessarily agree with the opinions or views that I post, but rather my posts should be viewed as potential classroom resources.

theteachinglife:

❤️ my new sign: “teaching is a work of heart” #teachinglife #teacher #lovemyjob #kidsarethebest

theteachinglife:

❤️ my new sign: “teaching is a work of heart” #teachinglife #teacher #lovemyjob #kidsarethebest

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#diy  #classroom decor 
"Until the lion has his historian, the hunter will always be the hero."

African Proverb 

This proverb exists in different forms in many parts of Africa

"Until lions have their own historians, tales of the hunt shall always glorify the hunter" (Igbo, Nigeria).

"Until lions start writing down their own stories, the hunters will always be the heroes" (Kenya and Zimbabwe).

Black/African history has always being taught/told from the perspective of White American/European colonisers. We need to reclaim our history and culture. No more white African Queens, Kings and Gods, there needs to be a true representation of African history and culture in the media. 

(via beautiesofafrique)

(via reverseracism)

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#quote  #classroom quote 
Very Specific Book Recs: Historical Queer Ladies →

weneeddiversebooks:

This blogger has compiled a 7-book list of historical fiction and fantasy that doesn’t erase queer women! All of these books look compulsively readable; thought your audience might like to take a look. :)

(via lauriehalseanderson)

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#resource 
drug-kingpin asked: how do teachers feel when the majority of class doesn't do a homework assignment?


Answer:

girlwithalessonplan:

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So You Want to Teach: 15 Tricks To Transform Yourself From Classroom Bully Into A Favorite Teacher →

positivelypersistentteach:

How do I manage my classroom without humiliating the students?
So how then do I do it? For me, it’s a combination of a number of factors:

  1. Stay personally engaged in the class the entire time (be on top of your game)
  2. Nurture a culture of encouragement
  3. Compliment, compliment, compliment
  4. Be prepared (students, especially middle school students, smell fear)
  5. Have a backup plan
  6. Have a backup plan for the backup plan
  7. Choose your words mindfully
  8. Create a sense of urgency — I have created the habit of beginning every class by telling my students, “Get set up quickly, we have a lot of work to do today”
  9. Keep the students engaged for as much of the class time as possible
  10. Be aware of what’s going on in the classroom; often misbehaviors will have early warning signs
  11. Don’t take yourself too seriously
  12. Have fun
  13. Avoid stress
  14. Avoid burnout
  15. Read the comments below

There are surely tons of other nuanced things that I do from day-to-day, but hopefully this list will help get those of you struggling with this issue started. Did I miss something? Add it in the comments below.

A little while ago, I had a question about classroom management and dealing with defiant students.   I strongly feel that classroom management and promoting and environment where students feel safe and respected are the essential components to having a successful classroom.   Click the link to read the entire article.

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#resource  #classroom management 
10 of history's most beautiful moon maps →
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#maps  #moon  #pretty  #map 
"If we have the welfare of the giraffes at heart, we must not overlook the sufferings of the shorter necks who are starved out, or the sweet leaves which fall to the ground and are trampled underfoot in the struggle, or the overfeeding of the long-necked ones, or the evil look of anxiety or struggling greediness which overcasts the mild faces of the herd."
Keynes, The End of Laissez-Faire
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#quote  #classroom quote  #economics plus giraffe  #econ  #civics and economics  #economics  #keynes 
girlwithalessonplan:

hisnamewasbeanni:

weareteachers:

From  27 Attention-Getters For Quieting A Noisy Classroom
http://www.buzzfeed.com/weareteachers/27-attention-getters-for-quieting-a-noisy-classroo-h0xt

To read later.

My freshmen last year would get what I call “adorably loud,” in which they’d just we talked excitedly about something they’d be talking OVER each other and the noise level would be too much.  So a few times I’d say, “Hey guys, you’re doing that thing when you’re trying to out yell each other.  Please don’t.”
Which turned into, “Hey guys, you’re doing the thing.”
Which turned into, “Hey guys!” and someone responding, “We’re doing the thing!” 
Accidental classroom management FTW!

girlwithalessonplan:

hisnamewasbeanni:

weareteachers:

From  27 Attention-Getters For Quieting A Noisy Classroom

http://www.buzzfeed.com/weareteachers/27-attention-getters-for-quieting-a-noisy-classroo-h0xt

To read later.

My freshmen last year would get what I call “adorably loud,” in which they’d just we talked excitedly about something they’d be talking OVER each other and the noise level would be too much.  So a few times I’d say, “Hey guys, you’re doing that thing when you’re trying to out yell each other.  Please don’t.”

Which turned into, “Hey guys, you’re doing the thing.”

Which turned into, “Hey guys!” and someone responding, “We’re doing the thing!” 

Accidental classroom management FTW!

(via justkeepyourheadaboveswim)

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#classroom management 

windycitylibrarian:

sparklingliterature:

betype:

Retor Vintage Motivational Quotes by Vintage Vectors Studio

I really want the “Don’t Raise Your Voice” one for my classroom. 

I would love to order the “Champions” one.

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#classroom decor  #classroom quote 
Teaching Resources

giraffescanteachtoo:

Hello out there! I’m currently studying Sociology and Africana Studies while working towards 9-12 teaching licensure for social studies! I am student teaching in the spring semester of 2015 (and then graduating)! This is a list of awesome sources that have been tremendously helpful to me. Please reblog and add sources; this list is by no means exhaustive! I hope you find this helpful (especially when lesson planning!). I also really love maps, so if you find a cool resource for me, let me know!! xx

Online Resources

Adobe Education Exchange ”Free, on-demand professional development”

American Advertising 1850-1920 (Duke University) Graphics, Timeline

American History From Revolution to Reconstruction and Beyond (University of Groningen) Outlines, Biographies, Documents, Essays

American History Museum (Smithsonian)

American Memory Project (Library of Congress) *see collections that were once apart of this project here

Annenberg Classroom ”Resources for Excellent Civics Education”

American Rhetoric Online Speech Bank

Be More Mission: “To inform change agents how “race” and disparities based on this construct are created, and inspire them to change systems that sustain injustices based on this construct.”

Big History Project "13.8 billion years of history told through engaging videos, animations, articles, and classroom activities targeting middle and high school students" (thank you, rosecityqueen!) Comparing Maps

Bill of Rights Institute Free Lesson Plans

Bio.com On this Day See the History and Culture Section and sign up to receive their free newsletter!

Blendspace "Create lessons in five minutes!" (thank you, rosecityqueen!)

Bureau of Labor Statistics Tons of stuff here - useful for Civics and Economics (i.e. current unemployment rate and trends)

Census Data

Center for American Progress Education; Progress 2050

Center for Disease Control

Center for Nonviolence and Social Justice

Central Intelligence Agency

The Choices Program (thank you, rosecityqueen!)

ChronoZoom ”An educational tool for teachers and students who want to put historical events in perspective” (thank you, rosecityqueen!)

(American) Civil War

Classroom Organization Tips

Classroom Posters

Code Switch (NPR)

College Board (search for Teacher Resources) 

Colorlines ”News for Action”

Cooper Center (University of Virginia) The Racial Dot Map Project

Cracking the Codes (A Film by Shakti Butler)

Crash Course

Creating History "History for the rest of us."

Digital History (University of Houston)

Digital Public Library of America

Docs Teach (National Archives) (thank you, rosecityqueen!)

Economic and Social Statistics by Country (through UNICEF, or United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund)

Edmodo

Edutopia Professional Development, Project-Based Learning (PBL), High School, Digital Teaching Portfolio - I love Edutopia! 

The Everyday Sexism Project "Exists to catalog instances of sexism experienced by women on a day to day basis”

Facing History and Ourselves Resource Collections; Lessons and Units; Teaching Strategies; Library Resources; Videos - I love this site!

Fakebook

Federal Registry for Educational Excellence 

Fifty Core Documents that tell America’s History

First Amendment Schools First Amendment 101; Lesson Plans

Freedom Forum Programs

Gallup Polls

General Social Survey (GSS)

Geography Resources from the United States Geological Survey (USGS)

The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History

Global Nonviolent Action Database

Historical Weather (Weather Underground)

History.com This Day in History (You can get this in a daily email - I do and I love it!)

History In An Hour Buy the Audiobooks Here

IndexMundi "Home of the Internet’s most complete country profiles”

Internet Modern History Sourcebook (Fordham University)

Landmark Cases of the U.S. Supreme Court (Street Law)

Latino USA (NPR)

Lean In

Learn NC (UNC School of Education)

Legislative Resources for Teachers (Library of Congress) (thank you, rosecityqueen!)

Live Binders ”Organize Your Resources in an Online Binder”

Making Whiteness Visible

The MicroAgressions Project

Miller Center (University of Virginia)

Miss Representation Pay to Watch Here, Curriculum; Look at these awesome infographics, tools, and statistics! See Also: The Mask You Live In

The National Center for Fair and Open Testing

National Council for History Education About Membership

National Geographic: Education (MAPS!)

National History Education Clearinghouse High School, Teaching English Language Learners, Using Primary Sources - I love this site!

National Opinion Research Center

Networking for Professionals (LinkedIn)

Pew Research Center  Fact Tank: News in the Numbers, Social Trends: Interactives

Presidential (U.S.) Campaign Commercials (thank you, jenniepenni!)

Prezi ”Create zooming presentations that make you more engaging and memorable”

(Finding) Primary Sources

Policy Jargon Decoder 

Politifact: Fact-Checking U.S. Politics

Race: Are We So Different? American Anthropolgical Association

Race: The Power of An Illusion (PBS)

The Race Card Project

Racial Equity Tools

Reading Like A Historian Lesson Plans (Stanford History Education Group) this is my favorite thing ever

Rethinking Schools

The Root ”Black News, Opinion, Politics, and Culture”

Rural Poverty Portal 

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture (New York Public Library)

Smithsonian Educator Resources

Smithsonian Source findprimary sources

Social Justice League How to be a Fan of Problematic Things

The Sociological Cinema 

Street Law: A Course in Practical Law

Stuff You Missed in History Class Podcasts

Teaching American History

Teaching Channel

Teaching For Change

Teaching Tolerance

TED - Education

Think Progress

Today’s Meet

US Supreme Court Center

Voices of Democracy: The U.S. Oratory Project (University of Maryland)

Zinn Education Project Teaching Materials; FAQ (other resources listed here)



Blogs

To Engage Them All

Rethinking Schools Blog

From Teachers Pay Teachers

this really cool classroom organizer

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Report: Poor U.S. Students Receive Developing-World Educations →

kateoplis:

The findings, compiled by the Equity and Excellence Commission — an independent group consisting of more than two dozen leaders in the education field — further estimate that racial disparities in education cost the country about $50 trillion in unfulfilled earning potential. If African-American and Hispanic students performed at the same level as white students for the next 80 years, in other words, they would contribute that staggering amount, more than three times the current GDP, to the economy.

(via political-fanatic)

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#interesting  #to read later  #education  #american education  #current event  #news  #education news 
teacher:alright fold your papers in half
entire class:hot dog or hamburger
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