For Teachers, By Teachers
The Penn GSE Teacher Network is an online hub created and maintained between alumni of
the Teacher Education Program at Penn GSE. The Network is a place for
current students and alumni to connect and share resources.
This site is structured to meet the various needs of our alumni with a variety of services.
NEH Summer Programs in the Humanities for School and College Educators
NEH offers tuition-free opportunities for school, college, and university educators to study a variety of humanities topics. Stipends of $1,200-$3,900 help cover expenses for these one- to five-week programs.
The Hamels Foundation is soliciting applications for school-based grants, $5,000 - $10,000. Take advantage of this opportunity to purchase needed equipment and supplies for your school.
ATMOPAV, the Association of Teachers of Mathematics of the Philadelphia Area and Vicinity is holding their spring conference on April 9 at Germantown Academy. Fabulous workshops for teachers K -12 will begin at 4:30, followed by dinner at 5:45.
Biology and Life Science Teachers are invited to a free ecology PD for high school biology teachers and middle school life science teachers on Saturday, April 25, 9-12 am.
Visit the prof. development opportunities page for more info!
What is mindfulness and how can it help student learning? Mindfulness is paying attention to something, on purpose, in a particular way. To paraphrase Kabat-Zinn, the cultivation of a mindfulness practice along with meditation can provide teachers with tools to help them manage their personal stress and anxiety more effectively.
How can mindfulness help teachers?
Incorporating mindfulness activities into the classroom can provide students with tools to manage their anxiety and other emotions and improve personal interactions. Mindfulness can also help teachers deal with the stresses of the classroom and daily life.
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Add your Portfolio Project to the TEP GSE Teacher Network Website.
We are expanding our database and calling upon alumni to share their Portfolio Projects with us so that we could feature them on the Penn Teacher Network website. You can do so by going here.
Question from a student-teacher to alumni:
My first month of student-teaching is almost over and as I begin to have more of a leading presence in my classroom I am wondering how to facilitate whole-class discussions so that I both can correct student misperceptions and encourage students to keep participating. When a student answers a question, I would like to acknowledge and encourage their contribution, even if their response is wrong or incomplete. How do you do this in your classroom? What phrases or techniques do you use in response to students and as you move from one voice to the next?
Have an answer?