Joel Lurie Grishaver
A story about Cuisenaire rods. Cuisenaire rods were a great innovation the teaching of mathematics. These rods are definitely a European thing and probably socialist (as well as experiential math). They were different length colored rods that were used to help numbers make sense. The longest was ten units long and colored orange. The rod that was five units long was colored yellow. Two yellows were as long as an orange. So does a red (2) and a brown (8). It helped students to visualize the way that numbers were built. There was one problem—a lot of pieces to pick up at the end of the lesson.
Summer is here. For most involved in education, it means you have some time available. This is the perfect time to hone your technology skills, and delve into some new uses of technology.
Are you just getting your feet wet in the sea of the digital revolution? Been using technology for a while but still don’t feel fully conversant with what you need to know?
Making the Most of the End of the Year Art Closet
Edot Studies – Ethiopian style challah covers (textile supplies specific to this activity.)
It’s the end of the year. Classrooms get cleaned out and the art closet becomes the repository of all the leftover and unused art supplies that have collected in the cabinets and on the shelves. The easiest thing to do is to close the closet door and plan to “deal with it” when school reopens. Reluctant though you may be to tackle the mounting chaos sooner, rather than later, a few simple steps now can save you money and waste later.