Anyone who has suffered from a chronic respiratory condition may know that the right treatment from a skilled provider can quite literally be a breath of fresh air. This is where respiratory therapists come in. These professionals are dedicated to helping patients find relief from their breathing-related ailments, and if government projections hold out, their skills are in demand.
Check out more about what it takes to become a respiratory therapist here: http://www.schools.com/news/respiratory-therapists-salary-career-outlook.html
Another great post from User Generated Education (who you should check out if you haven’t already). Here’s an excerpt:
- Begin a New Unit with Students Developing Questions: Try starting a new unit by asking your class to think of questions that could be asked about the topic.
- Create a Taxonomy of Questions: When students begin to label the different kinds of questions, they learn to select different kinds of questions to perform different kinds of thinking. No matter what the level of schooling, some kind of label can work effectively.
- Ask Students to Create Questions as Homework (this would work with the Flipped Classroom): Put your classroom questioning typology to work with your homework assignments. If students read an assignment, let them form questions for the next day’s discussion. Ask them to:
- write three comparison questions about the story they are reading;
- identify the question the author was trying to answer;
- find a question which has no answer, or two thousand answers or an infinite number of answers;
- ask a question that is the child of a bigger question that they can then ask the rest of the class to identify.
When you’re heading to the college fair, should you go in unprepared? What should you know ahead of time?
In today’s education article, check out a few ways to make the most out of that college fair! Check out the full list here: http://www.schools.com/articles/get-the-most-from-a-college-fair.html
Truth is, I’m jealous of my students’ phones because I never had one in high school. I’m glad when they use them to take pictures of assignments or homework as a means of remembering them. As teachers, I think we could do them a huge service by teaching them how to use their phones’ calendars and to-do lists and alarms and all the other things that adults use to help them stay organized. Students lose the agendas/planners we give them, but they will not lose their phones. And frankly, since I got a phone, I no longer use a planner myself.
Why shake our heads when we could be praising their resourcefulness and appreciating the fact that we can move on to something project-based because they have the notes already? Why roll our eyes at their texting ability instead of appreciating the fact that they’re writing essays on their phones and turning them in on GoogleDocs instead of not doing them at all?
Sorry for the rant, but I really believe that instead of admonishing the upcoming generations we embrace their efficiency and resourcefulness because it will allow us to do so much more in the classroom.
Homeland security is an emerging career field, with tons of options. Check out the following article to find out why it’s becoming an emerging career field, and why you might want to consider it: http://www.schools.com/articles/emerging-field-homeland-security.html
The infographic above explores the shrinking product cycles of electronic devices, the mounting challenge of hazardous e-waste, and how various governments, schools and professionals are becoming involved. You can also check it out here: http://www.alliedhealthworld.com/visuals/e-hazards.html
Are you an online student? Do you love contests? Then you’ll love this one we found! It’s super easy to enter and win: All you have to do is submit a picture of where you learn OUTSIDE the traditional classroom, along with a brief story of why you chose an online college, and you could win a $500 VISA giftcard!
Check out more information about the contest here: