Can you recommend either a good homeschooling science curriculum for K-1st grade, and/or an experiments that work well for 6 year olds, and/or advice on devising an ongoing science course for kids that age? [more inside]
My wife, currently a preschool teacher, has expressed an interest in getting into the field of curriculum design. If you are experienced in that or a similar field, we'd love to hear from you about degree requirements, job availability, etc. Relevant info and [more inside]
I may be inheriting a high school class that, for the past couple of years, has consisted of students obtaining certifications in Microsoft Office (see here for the framework). I'd like to transform this class, either a little at a time or in giant steps. Halp. [more inside]
Would Ning be suitable for creating an online community based around sharing curriculum for educators of teachers? If not, what tools would be best? [more inside]
Wanted: Ancient Civilizations and Earth Science homeschool curricula for a 6th grader. Trickiness after the jump... [more inside]
I have been with the same company/educational institution for 10 years. What should I do with my resume? Is it necessary to put jobs that I had over 10 years ago relevant? [more inside]
I'm doing final edits to my thesis and can't figure out how to cite a certain document. It is a Bible study curriculum intended for family use, but with no evident publisher. Thesis format: Turabian. [more inside]
It is my understanding that French high school students take a year-long philosophy course in the last year of the lycee. So what's it like in this course, anyway? [more inside]
I'm planning to move to Seattle in the fall and hope to work with the international/refugee population there, specifically Somalis. Which organizations are the best for international/ESL/refugee education or support for women and children? [more inside]
I went to a very elite, prestigious college that had no required courses: none, no math, no English, none. Would someone point me to a list of colleges and/or degrees that do not have core requirements? [more inside]
Writing a resume is tricky business. Make one mistake and it gets thrown into the dustbin. Are there any (free) resources and tips for how to write and design a well-written, eye-catching resume (particularly for (a) school administration and (b) design jobs)? [more inside]
Did you attend an early college program or just plain go to college early? What was that like? More detailed questions inside. [more inside]
Trying to identify the mythology books I was given over the summer in grade school in the mid-seventies. They were definitely curricular, I think even had characters like Sam (a boy) and Nip (a dog), perhaps there was a girl named Jane but I may be confusing her with the other series we all know. I'm not a teacher, just want to re-visit them for nostalgia's sake. [more inside]
Creating online training curriculum- I am trying to find a way to create curriculum that is video-based that teaches students how to use various online software applications. Are there companies you know of that create online training videos? What is the cost of creating such a video? I work for a non-profit in San Francisco. Thanks for your help!
How the hell do I teach sixth grade social studies? [more inside]
Help me find resources for elementary age children regarding the modern Native American experience. [more inside]
Help me improve my performance as a university lecturer (undergrad and grad school). [more inside]
Environmental Education Curriculum? [more inside]
[Curriculum Template]. I have been using my current (MS word) CV template for a few years now, I can further update it but I think it starts to look "tired". I am not looking for info on what to put on there, but I am looking for MS word templates that I can update with my own info. Have you seen/used anything great lately?
What are some engaging argumentation topics for a first year composition class? [more inside]
Curriculum recommendations for teaching English (ESL kids, ages 3-5, 6-7, and 10-11) [more inside]
You are learning HTML on the internet via a set of instructional videos. What do you expect to be taught? How do you expect to be taught it? What useless things do you hope will be left out? What great things do you hope are included? [more inside]
I'm looking for high-school-appropriate resources about the Cuban Missile Crisis--particularly ones that highlight Cuban and Soviet perspectives or more of an IR approach. Any thoughts?
Where can I find an example of an American public elementary school curriculum from the early-to-mid 1960s? I'm particularly interested in the fourth and fifth grades -- what books did they read, what kind of math and science was typically taught, etc.
Can a teacher patent a curriculum if the curriculum concerns very specific niche type of program? A friend is about to go to a company and offer her curriculum as a new program for them, but is concerned that they will run with the idea but not hire her to implement it.
I am working towards developing an energy education for local schools in Northern California. Does anybody have any helpful resources or places I should look? Unfortunately, I don't have anything to narrow the search as this could encompass anything from k-12. Resources can include curriculum, print outs, science kits (within a reasonable budget), competitions, etc... Pretty much anything that would get kids interested in renewable energy and energy efficiency. Any and all help would be appreciated!
Can you recommend a good book (or journal, or webpage) on differentiated instruction? [more inside]
Why aren't life skills taught in schools? [more inside]
If you could plan a high school course introducing freshmen to the short story, what stories would you recommend? [more inside]
Ancient Civilizations Crash Course: I have to teach a course beginning in February...and I don't know anything! [more inside]
What are some good resources on teaching micro business in developing countries? [more inside]
Can anyone recommend a good secular homeschool science curriculum package that includes materials needed for experiments? [more inside]
Has anyone ever considered listing their distributed computing contributions (i.e. BOINC or Various@Home scores) as "volunteer work" on a C.V.? [more inside]
I'm writing a monstrous paper on the "cross-curricular" teaching method for middle school and high school. I have searched ERIC, JSTOR, and psycINFO with all kinds of keyword combos, and I'm still not coming up with decent theoretical or empirical articles. I really need the help of the Collective BrainFilter. I'll explain further inside... [more inside]
Creating a citizenship class for ESOL students: any web resources, books, or other forms of support out there? [more inside]
I have been given the task of designing questions for the biology portion of an 8th grade science competition. Unfortunately I don't know what today's 8th graders are learning in biology, and the people running the competition aren't being much help. [more inside]
I'm interested in learning about curriculum development. More specifically on understanding what types of information different age students can understand and be challenged by, without "going over their helmet". [more inside]
Last week AskMe helped me decide to start giving guitar lessons. I've taught many people how to play, but never formally or for pay. I live in an urban area surrounded by schools and rec centers, so getting the word out by flyer will be easy. In order to be properly prepared there is ... [more inside]
High school (civics) teachers - how do I distribute a civics curriculum? [more inside]
a short story by a continental european writer that directly addresses or suggests conflicts within human nature-- the desire to perform "good" acts vs. our tendency (the temptation) to commit "evil" ones? [more inside]
PhysicsFilter: Some years ago, I heard of an undergraduate curriculum that introduced physics at the quantum level using linear algebra and that did not reach classical mechanics until late in the second semester. From an educational perspective, this method is supposedly more intuitive. What textbooks employ this teaching method?