I entered the teaching profession hungry to learn how to be a great educator and ready to become the next National Teacher of the Year! I watched Stand and Deliver, Freedom Writers, Dangerous Minds, Lean on Me, and Dead Poets Society, just to name a few. I was ready!
March 14 is National Pi Day! [ Insert your own annual Pi Day pie joke. ] Pi Day is all about 3.14159265359, the mathematical constant that appears in formulas, physics, and even architecture. Teachers have shared many assignments in our library that incorporate concepts using π. See below for Pi Day assignments that cover middle school and high school math and even elementary ELA!
Happy Women’s History Month! Teachers in the Edcite community have shared many assignments that honor great women and teach students about women’s history. Check out the assignments below that can be used in elementary, middle school, and high school. Use these throughout the month of March or any day of the year!
As classrooms celebrate Black History Month throughout the month of February, we wanted to share a collection of assignments created by teachers in our community.
As English language arts teachers know best, teaching students to read is multi-faceted and incredibly complex. One of the best professional development (PD) experiences I have had was Close Reading led by Doug Lemov and the Teach Like a Champion team. At this PD they emphasized and re-emphasized the importance of text selection when teaching students to read. Specifically, they shared what they have coined, “The 5 Plagues of the Developing Reader” and the need for teachers to choose texts that target these five plagues. By exposing students to the five plagues in a setting where the teacher and peers can dialogue and analyze the texts together, we are then teaching students how to comprehend and analyze complex texts on their own
At Edcite, we believe in giving teachers all of the tools that they need. We also believe in responding to teacher feedback. On a survey we gave last year, Eureka Math was one of the most requested pieces of curriculum on Edcite—so we responded! We have digitized assessments from Eureka Math so that teachers everywhere can use them easily.