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Who doesn't like Carl Weathers?

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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.

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sassy-hook:

pleasant-trees:

aprilsvigil:

manticoreimaginary:

Watching this (and fearing broken ankles with each loop) I can’t helping thinking about that old quote Ginger Rogers did everything Fred Astaire did, except backwards and in high heels.

But no, if you watch closely you’ll see she doesn’t even step on the last chair. That means she had to trust that fucker to lift her gently to the ground while he was spinning down onto that chair. That takes major guts. I’d be pissing myself and fearing a broken neck if I were in her place. Kudos to her. 

I can’t stop watching this. 

#I watched this for too long to not reblog

sassy-hook:

pleasant-trees:

aprilsvigil:

manticoreimaginary:

Watching this (and fearing broken ankles with each loop) I can’t helping thinking about that old quote Ginger Rogers did everything Fred Astaire did, except backwards and in high heels.

But no, if you watch closely you’ll see she doesn’t even step on the last chair. That means she had to trust that fucker to lift her gently to the ground while he was spinning down onto that chair. That takes major guts. I’d be pissing myself and fearing a broken neck if I were in her place. Kudos to her. 

I can’t stop watching this. 

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"I heart my car" she says as she pumps its hole full of love fluid, but their half-hearted smiles betray the truth. They’re just going through the motions, each silently wondering which will be the first to admit that the spark is gone.

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