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.

partlystarsmostlyvoid:

madmenandmayhem:

evilspice:

toyota:

damn the pope about to preach some sick verses

the guy beatboxing behind him

"the guy" is the italian president

P-Francis and the Prez

partlystarsmostlyvoid:

madmenandmayhem:

evilspice:

toyota:

damn the pope about to preach some sick verses

the guy beatboxing behind him

"the guy" is the italian president

P-Francis and the Prez

(via evolutionofcourage)

— 8 hours ago with 116237 notes
#the pope  #pope  #catholic  #catholicism 
pag-asaharibon:


"Uncle Sam—‘Guess I’ll Keep ‘Em!’"

Leslie’s Weekly, Arkell Publishing Company, New York, June 9, 1898 [artist: E.N. Blue]


On November 21, 1899 to a visiting church delegation published in 1903, President William McKinley defends his decision to support the annexation of the Philippines in the wake of the U.S. war in that country.


When I next realized that the Philippines had dropped into our laps I confess I did not know what to do with them. I sought counsel from all sides—Democrats as well as Republicans—but got little help. I thought first we would take only Manila; then Luzon; then other islands perhaps also. I walked the floor of the White House night after night until midnight; and I am not ashamed to tell you, gentlemen, that I went down on my knees and prayed Almighty God for light and guidance more than one night. And one night late it came to me this way—I don’t know how it was, but it came: (1) That we could not give them back to Spain—that would be cowardly and dishonorable; (2) that we could not turn them over to France and Germany—our commercial rivals in the Orient—that would be bad business and discreditable; (3) that we could not leave them to themselves—they were unfit for self-government—and they would soon have anarchy and misrule over there worse than Spain’s was; and (4) that there was nothing left for us to do but to take them all, and to educate the Filipinos, and uplift and civilize and Christianize them, and by God’s grace do the very best we could by them, as our fellow-men for whom Christ also died. And then I went to bed, and went to sleep, and slept soundly, and the next morning I sent for the chief engineer of the War Department (our map-maker), and I told him to put the Philippines on the map of the United States (pointing to a large map on the wall of his office), and there they are, and there they will stay while I am President! [General James Rusling, “Interview with President William McKinley,” The Christian Advocate 22 January 1903]

pag-asaharibon:

"Uncle Sam—‘Guess I’ll Keep ‘Em!’"

Leslie’s Weekly, Arkell Publishing Company, New York, June 9, 1898 [artist: E.N. Blue]

On November 21, 1899 to a visiting church delegation published in 1903, President William McKinley defends his decision to support the annexation of the Philippines in the wake of the U.S. war in that country.

When I next realized that the Philippines had dropped into our laps I confess I did not know what to do with them. I sought counsel from all sides—Democrats as well as Republicans—but got little help. I thought first we would take only Manila; then Luzon; then other islands perhaps also. I walked the floor of the White House night after night until midnight; and I am not ashamed to tell you, gentlemen, that I went down on my knees and prayed Almighty God for light and guidance more than one night. And one night late it came to me this way—I don’t know how it was, but it came: (1) That we could not give them back to Spain—that would be cowardly and dishonorable; (2) that we could not turn them over to France and Germany—our commercial rivals in the Orient—that would be bad business and discreditable; (3) that we could not leave them to themselves—they were unfit for self-government—and they would soon have anarchy and misrule over there worse than Spain’s was; and (4) that there was nothing left for us to do but to take them all, and to educate the Filipinos, and uplift and civilize and Christianize them, and by God’s grace do the very best we could by them, as our fellow-men for whom Christ also died. And then I went to bed, and went to sleep, and slept soundly, and the next morning I sent for the chief engineer of the War Department (our map-maker), and I told him to put the Philippines on the map of the United States (pointing to a large map on the wall of his office), and there they are, and there they will stay while I am President! [General James Rusling, “Interview with President William McKinley,” The Christian Advocate 22 January 1903]

(via political-fanatic)

— 12 hours ago with 8 notes
#american history  #phillipines  #filipino  #mckinley  #imperialism 
search classroom quote

on my blog and find the quotes I want to share with my students on the walls of my classroom!

— 13 hours ago
#classroom quote 
world-shaker:

[leaves this here and backs away]

world-shaker:

[leaves this here and backs away]

(via shit-myteachersays)

— 13 hours ago with 574797 notes

awordaday4u:

TED-Ed | How languages evolve - Alex Gendler

— 14 hours ago with 300 notes
#ted ed  #language  #video  #linguistics 
Preparing for Day One

**This excerpt is directly copied from a PENC booklet I was given titled New Teacher Guide. I am terrified I’ll lose the copy I have of this pamphlet and really wanted to share this advice with others.**

Prepare yourself

- Bring an appointment calender.

- Create a personal survival kit, including a sewing kit, safety pins, breath mints, etc.

- Visualize yourself going through the first day and make sure you have everything you need.

Get to know your surroundings

- Become familiar with the school building and grounds.

- Visit the school website.

- Review school policies and procedures.

- Befriend school support staff.

- Introduce yourself to other teachers in your grade level and subject area.

Prepare your classroom

- Ready bulletin boards to display student work.

- Arrange desks.

- Obtain student supplies such as textbooks and workbooks.

- Obtain teacher supplies such as pens, stapler, paper clips, and tape.

- Post classroom information, i.e. name, room number, grades and classes taught.

- Develop seating chart.

- Review lesson plans and obtain all necessary supplies, including any technology, and test it prior to the day of your lesson.

- Prepare materials for students to take home the first day, such as emergency information cards, schedules, etc.

- Check books out of the school or public library if you’ll be reading to your students.

The Big Day

- Arrive early.

- Greet students at the door.

- Help students prepare nametags.

- Review and explain rules and procedures.

- Discuss class or individual goals and expectations.

- Congratulate yourself on a job well done!

— 14 hours ago with 1 note
#penc  #first year teacher  #teaching  #education  #first day 
Before School Starts

**This excerpt is directly copied from a PENC booklet I was given titled New Teacher Guide. I am terrified I’ll lose the copy I have of this pamphlet and really wanted to share this advice with others.**

Discuss With Your Team/Subject Group

- Location of supplies/teaching materials/curriculum guides

- Your initial letter to parents/students and what it should contain

- Assessment kits/test schedules

- A tour of the school

- Cafeteria procedures/fees

- Any questions you don’t want to ask anyone else

Arranging Your Classroom

- Carefully planned classroom arrangements can prevent behavior/traffic flow problems before they occur.

- Make your classroom a place where students feel at ease. Non-threatening classrooms produce active learners.

- Placing your desk in a corner instead of front and center will convey to the students that learning is their responsibility and you are there to facilitate.

- Prepare bulletin boards with attractive wrapping paper or discontinued wallpaper that will look nice until students have generated work products and can serve as long-lasting background for displays.

- Determine whether you want furniture arranged for roundtable, lecture, or small cooperative group experiences.

- Check your room for electrical/computer/internet connections before you place your furniture.

- Make room for learning centers and traffic flow around them.

- Most fire marshals prohibit paper items hanging from the ceiling. Ask someone before you hang such items.

- Place name tags on assigned desks and consider community property work tables without assignments.

- Make daily schedule posters.

Lesson Planning

- Plan the first student day down to the minute, and plan far more than you think you will need.

- The most important lesson you will teach the first day is procedure/rules. Spending a significant amount of time going over procedures at the beginning will save time in the long run.

- Ask your mentor and/or team member to assist in the first day’s plans.

- Many principals require lesson plans to be turned in once a week. Most want to see NCSCOS objectives from new teachers. Ask for a format to follow and request feedback on your first week so you can meet expectations.

- Scout out the media center for resources to compliment plans.

— 15 hours ago
#before school starts  #first year teacher  #first day teaching  #resource  #penc  #important 
Teaching Resources

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

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

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

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

American Rhetoric Online Speech Bank

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!)

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 Disease Control

Center for Nonviolence and Social Justice

Central Intelligence Agency

The Choices Program (thank you, rosecityqueen!)

ChronoZoom (thank you, rosecityqueen!)

(American) Civil War

Classroom Organization Tips

Classroom Posters

College Board (search for Teacher Resources) 

Colorlines

Cooper Center

Cracking the Codes

Crash Course

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

Facing History and Ourselves

Fakebook

Federal Registry for Educational Excellence 

Fifty Core Documents that tell America’s History

Gallup Polls

General Social Survey (GSS)

Geography Resources from the United States Geological Survey (USGS)

The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History

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

History In An Hour

IndexMundi

Internet Modern History Sourcebook (Fordham University)

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

Live Binders

Making Whiteness Visible

The MicroAgressions Project

Miller Center (University of Virginia)

My Fake Wall

National Council for History Education

National Geographic: Education (MAPS!)

National History Education Clearinghouse

National Opinion Research Center

Networking for Professionals

Pew Research Center

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

Prezi

(Finding) Primary Sources

Policy Jargon Decoder 

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

Rural Poverty Portal 

Smithsonian Educator Resources

Smithsonian Source (primary sources)

The Sociological Cinema 

Teaching American History

Teaching Channel

Teaching For Change

Teaching Tolerance

TED - Education

Today’s Meet

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

Zinn Education Project



Blogs

http://toengagethemall.blogspot.com/

http://www.loveteachblog.com/

From Teachers Pay Teachers

this really cool classroom organizer

— 15 hours ago with 19 notes
#social studies  #teaching  #education  #teacher  #social studies teacher  #teaching social studies  #history  #history teacher  #teaching history  #resource  #resources  #lesson planning  #lesson plan idea  #lesson plan ideas 

thoughtsofablackgirl:

Girls&WomenToKnow: Leanna Archer

Meet Lenna Archer, who started her Leanna Inc. a haircare line at This Long  years old. Leanna all nautral organic hair products has generated over $ $100,000 in revenue. Leana develops and mixes each of her products (the original hair dressing was based on a family formula), and tracks orders and customer correspondence. Her parents and two brothers assist in bookkeeping, packaging, and product testing. The company sells its shampoos, conditioners, shea butter, and other products both in stores and online. 

Leanna is a philanthropist as well in 2008 she founded the Leanna Archer Education Foundation, an organization devoted to providing better opportunities for children in Haiti. Leanna’s goal is to built schools in Haiti, while providing a Safe learning environment for over 150 students.

Leanna as been featured in Forbes Magazine, Success Magazine, INC Magazine (30 under 30) and Ebony Magazine. Online web portal, AOL Black Voices, was also impressed with Leanna and positioned the Teen CEO as #5 on their list of “ Top 9 Young Lions” who are making Black History. Leanna has also been interviewed by several major media outlets, including NBC, MSNBC,ABC,FOX Business and BET.

(via heartofdisney)

— 19 hours ago with 67678 notes
NC Teaching Fellow Senior Conference Notes

- PENC v. NCAE

- Ron Clark

- NCAE’s Six Ways to Ensure Student Success

1. Be a good role model. Students learn as much from how you act as they do what you say.

2. Treat children with respect, and they will take your words and example to heart.

3. Celebrate every child’s success and sincere efforts. Be generous with your words of praise.

4. Have patience. Accept that children make mistakes, are inconsistent, and act thoughtlessly…this is part of being a child.

5. Share your enthusiasm for the value and education and the fun of learning.

6. Set high but realistic expectations for students’ work and behavior.

Notes From Panel

- Observe classes other than your cooperating teacher’s.

- Book: The First Days of School (Wong)

- Ask during an interview about professional development opportunities.

- Ask yourself: What do my students know, what can they do, and what am I doing about it?

- the best leaders are the best learners - you don’t know everything

- “A budget is a list of priorities. You can’t look at our state’s budget and tell me public education is a priority.”

— 19 hours ago with 2 notes
#senior conference  #nctf  #teaching fellow  #nctf senior conference  #elon  #student teaching  #advice  #teaching advice  #classroom quote  #education  #teaching 

whitehouse:

"We want fewer young men in jail. We want more of them in college. We want fewer young men on the streets. We want more in the boardrooms. We want everybody to have a chance to succeed in America. And it’s possible if we’ve got the kind of team that we set up today.” —President Obama

— 20 hours ago with 1788 notes
#my brother's keeper  #obama 
reflection

white board just for reflection throughout the period - stop and think about what you’ve learned so far

— 20 hours ago
#classroom quote  #classroom decor  #reflection