Thank you so much for making me part of the team. This is my first year teaching and needless to say...I'm feeling a bit overwhelmed. I have been a Professional Engineer for the past 14 years and decided to "make a difference" and close the achievement gap by joining the Nashville Teaching Fellows organization over this past summer. Needless to say the "very brief" bootcamp that they put you through is not enough to prepare you for the "real classroom"!! At this point I'm just trying to reach out for as much help as I can get. Currently my goal is to try and make my classroom more fun, interesting and exciting; I feel like I just lecture at this point and I am not getting through. If you have any ideas/suggestions I am more than open. I keep hearing about differentiating instruction,creating centers, using manipulatives etc....but all of this is foreign to me and I am not getting the support to figure this out...so I'm DESPERATELY doing research online...any help/ideas/suggestions would be GRRRREATLY APPRECIATED!!!
Thank you for the warm welcome. We are all excited about starting a project based STEM program. I had the first class yesterday and the students were quite interested. We went over microprocessor basics and the weeks to com we shall learn up to the point where we can program and interface a microcontroller. Hope to hear from you again soon
Thanks so much for this article. I will meet the staff of the school where I am coaching next week. Once I get to know them and their needs, I look forward to planning a webinar or other even so I can learn and share more about co-teaching.
Thank you for your warm welcome. I am looking forward to using the resources of the Middle School Portal. I will be working as a coach to a principal of a middle school, and since my background is primarily high school, I want to make sure I have as many sources of good ideas as possible for this work. The school where I will be coaching is very specailized in that it uses a co-teaching model in all classrooms. The school's focus is inclusion of all learners. I will be looking for ideas that support differentiated instruction so that students on Individualized Education Plans get equal access to the math and science curricula. I look forward to visiting this site often.
Thanks for the great webinar on cyberbullying a couple of days ago. I'm pretty familiar with CSM and their resources, but still a very valuable experience. I would be happy to help put together some resources on digital literacy and digital citizenship. Please let me know what you are thinking!
Thank you for the warm welcome. This is such a great website! I'm looking forward to diving into it during the summer. I have already passed this website on to another teacher I work with. Thank you again for the welcome!
I actually just graduated from Otterbein on Sunday and will be teaching 8th grade Math and Language Arts at Olentangy Shanahan Middle School this fall. I am so excited to start but also a little nervous! I am very excited to take advantage of all the helpful ideas and resources through MSP2.
Thanks for the (very prompt) welcome message. I retired from an intermediate unit in PA, where I was involved with program evaluations and science outreach. I currently do some writing/blogging for NSTA. But at heart, I'm still a middle school science teacher, which I did for 17 years, followed by another 11 at the high school level. This looks like a fabulous resource.
I checked out the links you put in the last comment...I'm pretty excited (and thankful) for all of the resources you have available! I teach third grade this year but will be jumping into 6th at the junior high in September....Thanks for being so helpful and for hosting this resourceful online community!
Thanks for your welcome! I am a teacher educator. My students are all middle level preservice teachers and most of them are math, but a few are science content. We work in the field with some GREAT science and math middle level educators. Thanks again for your welcome.