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How to Relax as a Teacher during this stressful time!
There is a lot of help (and overwhelm) out there about distance learning, navigating teaching during coronavirus, and tips and tutorials. But what about on a human level? Are you having trouble focusing and needing to just zone out? And yet, you feel so lost and depressed if you just veg out? Help is here. These are some ways to nurture your teacher soul while still feeling productive.
Theoretical Probability Doodle Notes
Check out these new Theoretical Probability Doodle Notes! Combinations, permutations, tree diagrams, the counting principle, and more in theoretical probability: 5 page visual interactive "doodle notes" set.Visual note taking strategies like sketch notes or doodle notes are based on dual coding theory. When we can blend the text input with graphic/visual input, the student brain processes the information differently and can more easily convert the new learning into long-term memory.
Circle Theorems Doodle Notes
High school geometry teachers, are you teaching circle theorems in your math class? Check out these fun and engaging doodle notes! Content includes: - Inscribed angles that intercept the same arc (or congruent arcs) are congruent. - An angle inscribed in a semi-circle is a right angle. - The measure of a central angle is twice the measure of the inscribed angle that intercepts the same arc. - Opposite angles of an inscribed quadrilateral are supplementary. - And more!
Whether you're a math, science, ELA, social studies, or art teacher, this set of 39 exit slips can be used in any subject or grade level. There are a blend of content-review style question prompts and self- assessment style prompts to offer variety that add a touch of creativity!
These vocabulary visual prompts act as printable doodle note templates for reviewing key terms! They'll work with any content area and any set of vocabulary words. Each card in the set of 54 templates is a manageable study guide. Students can select a graphic layout that fits the particular term or concept and create their own visual review guide. They'll keep & collect them as a reference. These visual "memory triggers" are based upon brain research and activate mental pathways that help them.
Surface Area of Pyramids and Prisms
Drawing nets & calculating surface area for pyramids and prisms: visual interactive "doodle note". Visual note taking strategies like sketch notes or doodle notes are based on dual coding theory. When we can blend the text input with graphic/visual input, the student brain processes the information differently and can more easily convert the new learning into long-term memory.
Basketball Fun in Math Class
In March, I bet basketball is in the front of many of your students’ minds, which is a great reason for you to update your current March lessons. Try making learning more effective and engaging by relating it to what you know your students love! and check out ideas for lessons ranging from Pre-Algebra to Algebra & Geometry!
Congruent or Equal? How to Teach This Important Geometry Skill
When students start out with any confusion at all with converting between congruence statements and equations, they struggle through each next step all the way through proofs. Take time to tackle this key skill before moving on. As a geometry teacher, this pet peeve that would pop up over and over. Eventually, I discovered that it was worth taking time to explicitly teach this skill.
Teaching teens personal finance
Financial literacy is one of the most applicable and important concepts that we teach teens, but so often it gets thrown in at the last minute. After trying to develop a better strategy for teaching consumer math and personal finance, I found my favorite method -- one huge "Financial Fun Day." The financial day can include lessons on mortgages, interest, budgeting, credit, taxes, and so much more. Read about how I make it work!