1. nathanielbuildsatesseract:

thaddeus-maximus:

teachingforjustice:

englishteacheronline:

Alternatives to traditional homework

Great alternatives to homework that make your classroom less hierarchical and more multidisciplinary and interactive!

I know when working with my students, here’s what’s optimal: (Of course, I get to teach the best subject EVER, ENGINEERING!)
"You introduced us to new material in class": ‘IMMEDIATELY make us apply this new material to doing something, preferably productive. Tie it to the real world.’
"You want us to read an article before an in class discussion": Responsibility lies fully upon the student. ‘I should probably go read a bunch of related articles and be sure to show you some things I found and of course ask for clarification on things!’
"You want us to see if we understand a key concept": ‘Have me go through and explain each step in the process that is going on.’ (Not much different; but due to the subjects I mentor, it’s different)
"You have demonstrated a mathematical concept and want us to see how it applies…": This one actually isn’t applicable! What we do more or less is solve problems with math! Robot not moving straight? Oh, use a P controller. Still not working? Okay, middle schooler: I’m going to teach you calculus (Not joking, I introduce my 6th graders to calculus and we use rough approximations of it.) to help stabilize the path! It’s the real de- Actually, I just realized something and will break it out into a separate post.

Seriously, middle school is not too early to introduce the concept of a derivative.

    nathanielbuildsatesseract:

    thaddeus-maximus:

    teachingforjustice:

    englishteacheronline:

    Alternatives to traditional homework

    Great alternatives to homework that make your classroom less hierarchical and more multidisciplinary and interactive!

    I know when working with my students, here’s what’s optimal: (Of course, I get to teach the best subject EVER, ENGINEERING!)

    "You introduced us to new material in class": ‘IMMEDIATELY make us apply this new material to doing something, preferably productive. Tie it to the real world.’

    "You want us to read an article before an in class discussion": Responsibility lies fully upon the student. ‘I should probably go read a bunch of related articles and be sure to show you some things I found and of course ask for clarification on things!’

    "You want us to see if we understand a key concept": ‘Have me go through and explain each step in the process that is going on.’ (Not much different; but due to the subjects I mentor, it’s different)

    "You have demonstrated a mathematical concept and want us to see how it applies…": This one actually isn’t applicable! What we do more or less is solve problems with math! Robot not moving straight? Oh, use a P controller. Still not working? Okay, middle schooler: I’m going to teach you calculus (Not joking, I introduce my 6th graders to calculus and we use rough approximations of it.) to help stabilize the path! It’s the real de- Actually, I just realized something and will break it out into a separate post.

    Seriously, middle school is not too early to introduce the concept of a derivative.

  2. taf-art:

Circe (1889). Wright Barker.

    taf-art:

    Circe (1889). Wright Barker.

  3. (Source: yeahiwasintheshit)

  4. (Source: coalgirls)

  5. Nara Dreamland, the infamous abandoned theme park in Japan.

    (Source: viage)

  6. amjayes:

    "Henri was magnificent in that car. Understeer and oversteer - does it matter?" - Des O´Dell on Henri Toivonen´s efforts in the Talbot Sunbeam

  7. shavostars:

    mrsmiawallaces:

    This Vine gives me life

    I’m reblogging this again, because this gives me life and a will to live even in the darkest hours.

  8. witchcraft-y:

this gives me life and inspires me to step up my lipstick game

    witchcraft-y:

    this gives me life and inspires me to step up my lipstick game

  9. (Source: oli-the-reaper)

  10. magnacarterholygrail:

hotsenator:

Dear Mr. Flocka Flame, in the attached file you will find my resumé,


waka outchea creatin sustainable jobs and stimulatin the economy

    magnacarterholygrail:

    hotsenator:

    Dear Mr. Flocka Flame, in the attached file you will find my resumé,

    waka outchea creatin sustainable jobs and stimulatin the economy

  11. zeoiakuesk:

    fall is almost here guys

    image

    I didn’t think this gif could be used properly with anything. I was wrong.

  12. becausebroken:

Ebisu Drift Matsuri 5 | BecauseBroken.

    becausebroken:

    Ebisu Drift Matsuri 5 | BecauseBroken.

  13. classic-ramblers:

    AMC Baja Rally car. Badass in my book

  14. thekhooll:

    Yann Arthus Bertrand

    (Source: archatlas)