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EdChat News Wednesday, March 28 Survival mode, Cold shower, Students & more…

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  • 8 Things Every Person Should Do Before 8 A.M.
    • Do this and you’ll have done the important stuff first.
    • survival mode, cold shower, life, morning, short morning routine
  • How to Make a Quiz Work Harder for You
    • Assessments should tell us exactly what our students do and don’t understand. Here’s an easy, no-tech system to precisely pinpoint that information.
    • students, extra step, better test maker, wrong answers, mistake best aligns
  • Frickin’ Packets
    • Are your worksheets contributing to meaningful learning, or just keeping students busy?
    • students, worksheets, time, ,
  • In addition, more than 40 percent of adults experience daytime sleepiness severe enough to interfere with their activities at least a few days each month–with 20 percent reporting problem sleepiness a few days a week or more.
  • On the flip side, getting a healthy amount of sleep is linked to: – – – Increased memory – Longer life – Decreased inflammation – Increased creativity – Increased attention and focus – Decreased fat and increased muscle mass with exercise – Lower stress – Decreased dependence on stimulants like…
  • If you want to be among the healthy, happy, and productive people in the world, get in the habit of regular exercise.
  • Review your life vision – Your goals should be written down–short term and long term.
  • Taking just a few minutes to read your life vision puts your day into perspective.

Tags: survival mode, cold shower, life, morning, short morning routine

  • When you give a test or quiz, do you basically just grade it, give it back to students, go over the answers, then move on?
  • It took me years of teaching before I realized I was using my tests and quizzes to sort out, reward and punish my students, rather than measure andinform my teaching.
  • So one year, I added an extra step while gradingtests: I kept track ofall the wrong answers on one page, tallying exactly which itemswere being chosen instead.
  • Once I started doing this, I found myself far betterequipped to respond to wrong answers: I could reteach specific concepts only to students who needed reteaching, rather than wasting everyones time with unnecessary review.
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Tags: students, extra step, better test maker, wrong answers, mistake best aligns

  • I have seen my own kids schoolwork come home, and I have asked friends, other parents with school-age kids, and colleagues who consult in lots of schools, and nearly all of them tell me that a lot of our students instructional time is being spent hunched over some kind of…
  • I want to spend some time looking at this problem from all sides: What distinguishes a busywork worksheet from something that delivers real value, why teaching with worksheets is usually not the best choice for learning, the reasons teachers default to worksheet teaching, and what other learning experiences would be…
  • In my experience, when people criticize worksheets, they are referring to a specific type of worksheet, what I will call a busysheet, the kind where students are either doing work thats fairly low-level recall stufffilling in blanks with words, choosing from multiple-choice questions, labeling thingsor work that has no educational…
  • After talking to lots of educators about how they use worksheets in their classrooms, I think its most accurate to say that every worksheet falls somewhere on a continuum: Some worksheets are clearly nothing but busysheets, while others, like note-taking sheets or data collection tools, directly support student learning; Ill…
  • Many teachers who use a lot of worksheets also grade them, calculating those points as part of a students overall grade in a course.

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