As the end of 2012 draws near, EducationWorld is taking time to recognize those who shared personal time and resources to help others in the field of education. With his insightful and creative blog series, EducationWorld Community contributor Steve Haberlin has given teachers and administrators a reason to visit the platform.
To honor Haberlin for his more than 60 quality educational posts to date, we’ve compiled our 10 favorites here. Refer to his innovative ideas the next time you want to mix things up in class.
Steve Haberlin’s Top 10 EducationWorld Community Blog Posts
Radical! – Summer gives teachers a chance to reflect on the previous school year, take those insights and use them to make improvements for the coming school year. Remember the steps outlined in this post.
Greater Good – Some of the most memorable instruction can happen when a teacher ventures nowhere near the curriculum.
A Magical Recess – A class can learn some of its most valuable lessons on the playground--with the teacher playing a very limited role. This post discusses trust, cooperation, teamwork, handling pressure and losing with grace.
What’s Your Rep? – We often tell our students that their reputation is important, and that it will follow them to the next grade. But how often do we think about our own reputation?
Get Out – As a teacher, do you want to have tunnel vision? Do you want to stop growing and building upon your prior experience? If not, follow this great advice.
Wait… – The number one mistake teachers make, in Steve’s opinion, is letting students off the hook when asking questions. Read about how to do things differently.
Make Your Lessons Glow – You’ve heard of glow-in-the-dark clothes, toys and maybe even jewelry. But how about glow-in-the-dark math? Make word problems shine in fluorescent colors when you turn the room black.
Desk Olympics – This concept involves training your students to quickly reposition desks or tables based on the learning activity. For instance, if you want the class to work in cooperative groups, they attach the desks in one, synchronized movement, with a minimum of time and energy.
An Unexpected Lesson – This story begins with two girls and an injured hawk. Well, it really begins with a cardboard box.
A True Test – In this world of standardized testing, does our current system of evaluation in education mirror the real world, where students will spend the rest of their lives working and striving for success?