Hi Karen - We thought you might be interested in a student-generated video contest sponsored by AMLE (National Middle School Association) and SchoolTube called “Taking the Lead." This week is the last chance for submissions (limited to 3 minutes): the contest deadline is Monday, October 24th. We just love the idea and want to support them. PBS LearningMedia has a number of short videos on community activism that might offer young directors inspiration. Thanks for your consideration! -Christina
Thanks for letting me know. I’ll publish this to get the word out.
Many people get a little squeamish, wiggly, and offer a scrunched expression when I respond to the question, “What grades do you teach?” I teach middle school, and with heart and honesty, I find great joys (and challenges) in teaching the group referred to as “tweens” and adolescents.
Whisper phones are new to me but I totally see their value.
The Scholastic article got me to thinking about how great it would be if more classrooms could have whisper phones. I thought there must be an inexpensive way to do this. Well, it turns out there certainly is.
Today in the computer room my year 7 class was being VERY quiet, so I decided to play Adele’s song “Someone like you”. What I didn’t anticipate was the whole class singing the chorus out loud, then 3 students having a sing of, where the naughtiest boy in the class sang his heart out like an established artist.
Even though the class was of task for a few minutes I didn’t mind cos they exercised over skills such as respect and the ability