My forte as a teacher is not the decorating/bulletin boards/cutesy stuff so I was hoping to solicit input. Tomorrow we have a leadership themed walk through for the parents (it is our year-long equity theme). My class had students write about how they are a leader ("pushing in my chair, helping friends when they fall down on the playground," etc.) We took photographs of them in super hero poses with a super hero cape to go with the blurb they wrote. So they each have a little poster with their photograph as a superhero and the way they are a leader and now we need to put it up in the hall fancily.
Now we need a pun or background display for their work. Like the other teachers have things like a big mirror made out of tin foil and it says, "I can see the leader in me." Stuff like that. So, super hero themed + leadership + charming but also doable within a day in terms of the decorative work load and supplies needed. Any ideas?
posted by mermily
on Apr 30, 2014 -
We can't figure out a good title for my daughter's Science Fair Project. The school wants the 4th grade children to basically do the whole project at home with guidance from the parents.
My daughter's experiment is on why apples turn brown and she is learning about why the lemon juice worked (learning about acids and bases, etc.)
The poster board we will use will have a title on it. The teacher wants us to think of a good title, and it does not necessarily have to be the question, "Why do apples turn brown". It can be a clever, or interesting title that goes with the experiment. At first we thought about, "An apple a day keeps the doctor away." But then we thought it was too long, and it also might be presumed that her project is about apples and how they are healthy. [more inside]
posted by lynnie-the-pooh
on Apr 24, 2014 -
I am working on a distance measure for a sword/magic story's continent map, and I'm curious as to how wide a circular ocean's bay would be if.. [more inside]
posted by Quarter Pincher
on Jun 16, 2013 -
I'm teaching a college-level creative course, and some of my students have emailed me saying they're dissatisfied with their posted grades. These students have Bs or better. Primarily I want the students to go away, but also I'd like them to understand that a B is a pretty good grade, and that the grades reflect the quality of the students' work and participation in class. I think some students expected As because it's a creative subject and (for them) an elective. Can I just not respond to these emails, or is that an instructor faux pas?
posted by Hoenikker
on Jan 15, 2013 -
I'd like science-, scientist-, or engineering-related book recommendations for a 9th grade student reading at a 6th-7th grade level. [more inside]
posted by Salvor Hardin
on Sep 27, 2012 -
I feel awful. I adjusted my grading practices and now I have all these emails from angry students. [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on May 6, 2010 -
I am a 2nd year PhD student in the sciences and believe I was given an unfair grade in a course. Please share any advice on how to proceed. [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Jan 9, 2010 -
What should I do with eight six-year-old girls for 1.5 hours a week that targets social skills and building peer relationships? [more inside]
posted by enaira
on May 23, 2008 -
Where in Chicago can I have old baseball / sports cards graded for condition, and how much can I expect to pay for this service? [more inside]
posted by white light
on Aug 24, 2007 -
Educate me on this one - how does HR evaluate and adjust employee pay grades? [more inside]
posted by dy
on Aug 22, 2007 -
I need to be able to judge by sight the grade of a hill / road / parcel and be accurate within about 1% gradient. Is there a software tool that I can make some triangles with specific grades to use on flash cards?
posted by bigmusic
on Nov 13, 2006 -
I have a friend who is convinced, because of a combination of a breakdown of some sort and failing most of her freshman classes, that she has to sit out for something like seven years before she can go back to a University. Is this right? Is there some sort of grade forgiveness or a 'do over' button or something for getting a higher education? What's the deal? Is she forever screwed?
posted by geekhorde
on Nov 5, 2006 -
I have a disgruntled professor whose only goal seems to burn every bridge in his path. Assignments that were turned suddenly aren't there, grades are arbitrarily assigned for no reason. The administration knows of this and appears to be willing to work with students but tells us we have to wait until the end of the semester for a grade appeal process... [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on May 5, 2005 -