I’m no Van Gogh. I have both 👂. But I love a good communal 🎨. With my collegial krewe, we paint and pass the time.
I'm spilling the tea with @yang2010who gifted me with some warm bubble tea.
Do you celebrate the Lunar New Year? What do you do?
If you want to teach philosophy to young people, start with some of Plato's myths, as recounted in his book The Republic. The most potent myth from Plato is the Allegory of the Cave. It's such a vivid metaphor for illustrating a specific type of search for truth — that your students will get it right away and not only enjoy reading the source material with you, but they'll surprise you with their takes on the narratives and connections to the real world.
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|Fedex delivered a king cake in a box|
from Gambino's Bakery in New Orleans.
Go Digital With a Note-Taking Template Compatible with Google Apps
Going digital, I often bemoan that students do not always have clear ideas on how to take notes whilst on Zoom. Suffice it to say, no one is using a notebook anymore. So I came up with something old and borrowed and traditional and put it into a zesty digital format.
Here is a freebie for y'all to share with your students. It's a simple-to-use digital note-taking template.
In this section, students can do one of two things (or both). First, they can record questions they have so they won't forget. Second, they can generate test-type questions. Studies show when students start thinking like the teacher, they are more likely to do well on tests and other assessments.
In this section, students jot down what they hear in class in the normal way. I don't expect students to take down everything I say. The gist is what I'm after.
At the end of class, or for independent work, students take time to digest what was learned in class and write down everything in a summative paragraph form. Great for retention! Also, if you prefer the old school method, I got you. Once you download the template, you'll see there are both versions available, print and digital.
You can download the FREEBIE on my TpT store OR you can click the link below!