[lessthanthree]

Candace. 27. South Louisiana. In love. English Teacher. Glass half-full. Reading. Baking. Fishing.

cake or death?
Oh, the feels:
The coolest:

ungratefullittleshit:

Times Tumblr Raised Serious Questions About “Harry Potter”

(via ionlyfollowperfectblogs)

Make sure you don’t start seeing yourself through the eyes of those who don’t value you. Know your worth even if they don’t.
Thema Davis (via minuty)

(via mecharogue187)

Hunger hurts, and I want him so bad, oh it kills
‘Cause I know I’m a mess he don’t wanna clean up
I got to fold ‘cause these hands are too shaky to hold
Hunger hurts, but starving works, when it costs too much to love

(via consecotaleophobias)

girlwithalessonplan:

everyfiredies:

wincherella:

teejay82:

msleahqueenhbic:

talesofan8thgradeteacher:

girlwithalessonplan:

gjmueller:

How To Take Cornell Notes

While there are many ways to take notes, Cornell Notes are among the most useful for pure academic study, but they’re also a bit complicated. Simpler forms like combination notes are easy to explain and use, but lack the depth a form like the Cornell System has.

See, I love them, but I can’t get students do do this.

I also teach a K/W/L  chart method, and it rarely sticks. 

(Three columns + 1 of notes on a reading:  What do you know from the reading?  What do you want to know [questions you have] What did you learn? [answers to those questions + further info gleaned from class discussion.) 

I love them too, and I feel like I spend a lot of time at the beginning of 7th grade teaching “how to take notes”. The 5th/6th team doesn’t have students take their own notes in any way, something I have expressed concern about. It becomes of the foundational units at the start of the year for my team. Here’s the thing though, note taking is SO personal. I like Cornell Notes as a base because there is built in organization.

For the beginning of 7th History, I assign the summary at the bottom as homework. It’s the only homework expectation for about 3 weeks, as I try to instill the habit of consistently looking over notes. By the time the kids are in 8th History (I have them back to back years for this), they can take notes in whatever manner works for them. About half stay with Cornell, and I see big difference long term with those who do. Yes, it requires a little extra effort, but I definitely feel like it pays off.

Any tips for students just starting their independent note taking?

We use a school - wide system of Cornell notes. We teach and reteach it obsessively. The students become very proficient because we do it in every class.

A few strategies that are used:
- Directed questions from instructors before reading or an activity
- Student questions that they must answer post activity
- Stop and jot
- Making setting up their Cornell notes a competition.
- It also helps to set up PowerPoint or SmartNotebook slides like their notebooks to guide them with where to put things.

For reference.

Ditto

The format of Cornell notes isn’t as powerful as the process of taking the notes and then reviewing them the next few days. The research Cornell did was more about the time needed to revisit the notes, add and revise the notes, ask clarifying questions about the notes, and then review them before the test. This process is what makes the notes so powerful, but you can follow this process with outline notes and it would still be effective. And you can format notes any way you want, but if you never look at them again, they won’t be helpful for you.

Look at all this conversation we are having!

Do more than belong: participate. Do more than care: help. Do more than believe: practice. Do more than be fair: be kind. Do more than forgive: forget. Do more than dream: work.

William Ward

(via id-london)

(via shareyourenthusiasm)

wickedclothes:

Marauder’s Map Ceramic Mug

Now you can keep tabs on everyone at Hogwarts as you sip coffee with your very own Marauder’s Map ceramic coffee cup. Sold on Amazon.

(via wickedclothes)

myjetpack:

My book of cartoons ‘You’re All Just Jealous of my Jetpack’ is available now:
US: http://www.amazon.com/dp/1770461043
UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1770461043
Other stockists and info at www.tomgauld.com

(via darksilenceinsuburbia)

truehustla:

Imagine being given a list of all the people who made you into the person you are today. And next to their name you could see the exact personality trait you got because of them.

Writing prompt?

(via shareyourenthusiasm)

girlwithalessonplan:

detroitsomething:

Sigh…

Too good to not reblog. 

I think I may print this out and pin it to my classroom’s bulletin board. Hahahahaha…

Flawless People » Misha Collins

(via thedreamteamfreewill)

theimprobablefiction:

end0skeletal:

Happy Owls!

Always relevant to my interests.

latenightalaska:

WHO KEEPS PUTTING LIZARDS IN POLLY POCKET CLOTHES IM CRYIIIIIINNNNNNGGGGGGG

latenightalaska:

WHO KEEPS PUTTING LIZARDS IN POLLY POCKET CLOTHES IM CRYIIIIIINNNNNNGGGGGGG

(via iou-a-fall-ponds)

ilikefancysocks:

baby-in-a-trenchcoat-221b:

imanerd-whatofit:

EVERY

image

GIRL’S

image

CRAZYimage

‘BOUT

image

A

image

SHARP

image

DRESSED

image

MAN

image

image

God damn it Misha

(via iou-a-fall-ponds)