The Brinker Beat
The hip happenings at Brinker! Nov 16-20
Teachers attended #edcampdallas this past Saturday. Learning about a wide range of topics ranging from how to work with struggling readers, math fluency, hour of code, flexible classroom furniture options, Genius Hour and much, much more!
Mrs. Ziegler uses groups in math to scaffold instruction for struggling students. Other students work on seat work, instructional games and computer programs.
2nd grade teachers use their laptops and Google Docs to plan smarter not harder! They are able to collaborate while planning in real time.
Back To the Basics
Did you know? New research shows that students with ADHD can concentrate better when they're allowed to fidget. 17 ways to support fidgeting in your classroom.
The Teacher's Corner
Did you know that Google Docs now allows for voice typing? It's like Siri for computer! Jackie has checked and it works with our laptops. This could be a great occasional incentive for those students who greatly dislike lengthy writing assignments.
Kristin Moore - Music
Number of years in education? 13
Number of years at Brinker? 5
Tell us 3 facts about you NOT related to teaching
1. I'm an avid marathon runner
2. I'm traveling to Munich and Salzburg in March
3. I love gooey chocolate chip cookies
Jessa Adler-4th grade
Number of years in education? 11
Number of years at Brinker? 3
Tell us 3 facts about you NOT related to teaching:
1. I love painting, and I have taught classes at a studio.
2. I play in an indoor soccer league.
3. Decorating for any holiday makes very happy!!!
Take part in a #pisdbkclub chat
Master the Media: How Teaching Media Literacy Can Save Our Plugged-in World
Additional information about author and book at http://www.amazon.com/Master-Media-Teaching-Literacy-Plugged/dp/0986155446
The Innovator’s Mindset
Additional Information about author and book at http://georgecouros.ca/blog/the-innovators-mindset-book
New to Twitter Education Chats?! No worries! Watch this short video that will get you started, and establish your Professional Learning Network today!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qYPnpXwkC38