It's all the subjects 6-8th grade in a one classroom (all students, all day) Essentially I'm an extension of the family for some of these kids.
How many years have you been teaching?:
"My projector... can't live wihtout it."
My five great passions in life are my wife, teaching, traveling, my dogs, and sports.... I don't know what I would do if I had to give one of them up. Thankfully it should be some time before I have to worry about that. I get up every day with my students on my mind, and the question of how to be a better, more efficient teacher gnawing at me. Hopefully we can all support eachother on here to help answer those types of questions.
For Math, there are a multitude of movies you could incorporate with this rewarding strategy (they complete assignments and get to watch the movie, but also the movies tie into the curriculum): A beautiful mind, Goodwill Hunting, Stand and deliver, Proof, 21, the imitation game, N is a number, Little man tate, The bank, infinity, rainman, enigma, pi, moneyball, the traveling salesman, the oxford murders to name a few.
I have a three-year rotation to my curriculum. This year is physical science and Middle ages, so there are countless movies to choose from... for history this year I settled on Beckett, Kingdom of Heaven, The BBC documentary Black Death, Elizabeth: the golden age, Mongol, Jodhaa Akbar, 13th warrior, Beowulf, Rapa Nui, La otra conquista, and Luther... the nice thing about movies aside from the visual solidification of the history, is the lirterary connection in ELA. Also, it is quite convenient to be able to say that we canot watch the movie if all students do not have their homework turned in. It creates positive peer pressure for students to complete their work.