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Posts Made By: Rockguykev
Board: Middle School/Jr High (6-8) 07-20-2015, 05:02 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By Rockguykev
"Rigorous" has nothing to do with speed or...

"Rigorous" has nothing to do with speed or challenge. It is a measure of how what types of thinking you are asking students to do on a regular basis. I don't know what subject you're referencing but...
Board: Middle School/Jr High (6-8) 07-20-2015, 04:57 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By Rockguykev
As little as you can get away with. Daily...

As little as you can get away with. Daily assignments are learning activities. It doesn't seem fair to evaluate learning before the process is done. For me it works out to be about 25% of the grade...
Board: Middle School/Jr High (6-8) 07-10-2015, 07:31 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By Rockguykev
I love teaching Ayn Rand's Anthem alongside The...

I love teaching Ayn Rand's Anthem alongside The Giver. Kids love both stories and how they show the importance of avoiding groupthink. They also love the fact that two books are near copies of one...
Board: The VENT 07-10-2015, 07:26 AM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By Rockguykev
options

My 8th grade US stuff is on my website at http://www.mrroughton.com/us-history if you want to check it out. It is highly interactive and inquiry-based. Most of it uses technology and is adaptable for...
Board: Middle School/Jr High (6-8) 12-30-2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By Rockguykev
DonorsChoose is one place to look for extra...

DonorsChoose is one place to look for extra support. I've gotten two class sets of books through them.

You can get free sets of Ayn Rand's books from the Ayn Rand Institute as well. Anthem, in...
Board: The VENT 08-10-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By Rockguykev
Because you're an adult with a conscience who...

Because you're an adult with a conscience who cares about kids and their well being. You're right, there aren't many like that out there. It is much easier to be the careless ones but the kids need...
Board: The VENT 08-04-2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By Rockguykev
Could not agree more with Annie - be yourself. I...

Could not agree more with Annie - be yourself. I don't believe everyone I work with has the best interest of the students at heart in many of their decisions but that doesn't change how I am to...
Board: Middle School/Jr High (6-8) 07-23-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By Rockguykev
I do team-based points with rewards every 6-8...

I do team-based points with rewards every 6-8 weeks. Every Friday we take 3 minutes to play a game where they can spend their points to buy attacks that hit the other classes. I love it as I rarely...
Board: The VENT 07-23-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By Rockguykev
I have my 7th World history curriculum covering...

I have my 7th World history curriculum covering that time period on my website at www.mrroughton.com. I rarely use the textbook but I agree that having one (or three) to help with planning and such...
Board: Middle School/Jr High (6-8) 07-08-2014, 10:29 AM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By Rockguykev
What do you mean by which curriculum to use? Are...

What do you mean by which curriculum to use? Are you talking about which full program adoption to use (like Holt, History Alive, etc.) or just individual lessons and assignments?

For the latter...
Board: The VENT 06-18-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By Rockguykev
I think you need better friends.

I think you need better friends.
Board: Middle School/Jr High (6-8) 06-18-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By Rockguykev
I'd highly recommend checking out...

I'd highly recommend checking out historytech.wordpress.com. They guy who runs it is deeply into common core and technology. Lots of great ideas and discussions happen there.

If you want more...
Board: Middle School/Jr High (6-8) 06-03-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By Rockguykev
If you want it to be useful for your teaching I...

If you want it to be useful for your teaching I highly recommend doing something on the changing nature of social studies instruction due to common core, specifically making it about inquiry instead...
Board: The VENT 05-23-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 26
 
Posted By Rockguykev
I'm a real teacher who teaches middle school and...

I'm a real teacher who teaches middle school and is a man and I am proud to say I always cry when my 8th grade AVID kids go. I spend two years pouring myself into them and looking back over how much...
Board: The VENT 05-19-2014, 05:34 AM
Replies: 25
 
Posted By Rockguykev
As an educated professional you have every right...

As an educated professional you have every right to judge the quality of others in your field. We complain that admins can't do it. We complain that students can't do it. We complain that parents...
Board: The VENT 05-18-2014, 07:16 AM
Replies: 25
 
Posted By Rockguykev
I'd love to know what you're doing that you're so...

I'd love to know what you're doing that you're so worried about being spied on.

We have a responsibility to our students. If I have to report someone, teacher or admin, to a higher-up because...
Board: The VENT 05-14-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 20
 
Posted By Rockguykev
I say it is one of the many perks of the best job...

I say it is one of the many perks of the best job in the world. I have no problem admitting it is a huge benefit.
Board: The VENT 05-03-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 25
 
Posted By Rockguykev
I am not being taken advantage of when I choose...

I am not being taken advantage of when I choose to attend anything.
Board: The VENT 04-06-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By Rockguykev
Most of it is spot on except for: <<We walk...

Most of it is spot on except for:

<<We walk on eggshells in a watered-down education system where teachers lack the courage to be honest and speak their minds. If they make a slight mistake, it...
Board: The VENT 03-30-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By Rockguykev
What blows me away about this is how many...

What blows me away about this is how many teachers just put their head in the sand and say it isn't their problem. The prevailing thought seems to be that if isn't directly disrupting his/her class...
Board: The VENT 03-09-2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By Rockguykev
Vent away but at least be honest that this...

Vent away but at least be honest that this happens both ways. This is what happens when labor is set up in an antagonistic manner toward management in any industry.

What is the district supposed...
Board: The VENT 03-07-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By Rockguykev
I silently opted out of PBIS myself in a similar...

I silently opted out of PBIS myself in a similar way. I wrote no official "visits" as we call them. After being called out in a staff meeting I explained that I thought no good would come of them. I...
Board: The VENT 02-23-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By Rockguykev
<<Let her know that in a 2-3week span there will...

<<Let her know that in a 2-3week span there will be at least 1 activity they will love, 1 they will dislike, and the rest will just be okay. I teach 5th and that's what I tell them. That's life.>>
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Board: The VENT 02-23-2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 18
 
Posted By Rockguykev
<<My nine year old will be memorizing 40 science...

<<My nine year old will be memorizing 40 science definitions (which are not watered down at all) for a big deal scan tron test on Monday.>>

Your nine year old's teacher has a poor understanding of...
Board: The VENT 02-18-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By Rockguykev
This is stupid. Sadly, it works both ways....

This is stupid.

Sadly, it works both ways. My union recently demanded, and was granted, a free half-day for teachers with no work requirements due to the district network going down for 2 hours on...



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