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Affiliation: Children's Center for Treatment and Education
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Recent Posts by James
Fri Nov 21, 2014 11:27 PM in Chemistry through Colors
I tried this experiment, today, in my Grades 6-12 Science classes, and the kids were enthralled. Thanks for the neat link and the great suggestion. Once the kids are engaged, you can tie in some of the observations to the topics in the text. I spent quite a bit of time just talking about the Scientific Method, starting with the observations and asking them to make an hypothesis and follow it th...

Tue Nov 11, 2014 7:03 PM in Charlotte Danielson's Framework Domains
Hi Caryn and other friends. It sounds like the temerity and unfamiliarity I have for this system may have come from a lack of local training so that the teachers being evaluated are comfortable with the system and know what to expect. Having been certificated a long time ago, I was thinking that the more recently trained teachers were very familiar with this approach and I was out of step. ...

Sun Nov 09, 2014 8:58 PM in Charlotte Danielson's Framework Domains
My principal attended a workshop on Charlotte Danielson's Framework Domains and was told that the Dept. of Education was revising teacher evaluations based on the program. Anyone have experience with this at all? One of the challenges I have is covering the skills the kids are expected to have on our state testing programs while still following the Framework Domain. Anyone have any suggestions?





Recent Reviews by James

5 Reintroduction of Wolves
We did this simulation, today, and the kids were really interested in aligning the predators and prey to get the right mix. They were really interested in the interactive. Of all the activities, my special needs students like the interactives the best!


4 Interdependence of Life SciPack
The ecological succession interactive was fun. I will try this with my class next week and see how it goes.


5 The Salamander Interactive
Just did the Salamander Interactive yesterday and the kids just loved it! We did it on the smart board and they were fighting over who would go up and do the activity! Kudos!






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Astrobiology Laboratory Institute for Instructors
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