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All of Andy Tharby – Try This Teaching. 7 habits of highly effective teachers – Buck's Fizz. These days, exams and assessments are right at the front of most teachers’ minds most of the time, so it is completely understandable that many give more attention and time to written work than talk on the basis that it is more important. But nothing could be further from the truth. Really good talk in lessons promotes the very best learning that itself supports deeper understanding and recall and leads to higher quality written work and assessment outcomes.

As Michael Halliday said in 1993, ‘When children learn language they are not simply engaging in one type of learning among many; rather, they are learning the foundations of learning itself’. As developed by Robin Alexander in the early 2000s, dialogic teaching harnesses the power of talk to stimulate and extend pupils’ thinking and advance their learning and understanding. To achieve dialogic teaching, there needs to be a fundamental recognition by the teacher that the quality of classroom talk is important. Teachers might try to: What makes great teaching? – expert views | Teacher Network | Guardian Professional. Popular teaching methods, such as lavishing praise on pupils and grouping students by ability, are not based on evidence and can harm student development, a report has found. The Sutton Trust examined 200 pieces of research on what makes great teaching, concluding that some common practices have no grounding in research while other less popular approaches can be effective.

The report found that the two most important elements of great teaching were the quality of instruction and how well a teacher knew their subject. Different methods for evaluating teaching were also examined, including lesson observations and getting students to rate their teachers. All these methods were deemed useful, but the report said that they were also easy to get wrong and should not to be used in isolation.

We asked experts to share views on the report’s findings: Let’s praise children – low self belief is a cancer in the classroom Of course you need to be careful in ensuring praise is not stifling aspiration. What-Makes-Great-Teaching-REPORT.pdf. Reflective Teaching Questions: A Challenge For Teachers. Reflective Teaching Questions: A 30-Day Blogging Challenge For Teachers by TeachThought Staff We’ve talked about “reflective teaching” before, and shared ways to be a more reflective teacher as well. Well, September is Reflective Teacher month at TeachThought, and in celebration some folks from our facebook team have created a blogging challenge for you to take, share with your colleagues, and use as reflective tools for growth.

So, beginning September 1st, you’re on the clock. Make it a point to blog every day for 30 days, even if there are days you can only muster a paragraph. It’s not about the blogging, but the reflection. And the best part? Details Blog for the 30 days of September, 2014, using the prompts below.We’ll share a handful of posts per day, but we can’t share them if you don’t send them to us–@teachthought! Day 1 Write your goals for the school year. Day 2 Write about one piece of technology that you would like to try this year, and why. Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6 Day 7 Day 8 Day 9. 30 Habits Of Highly Effective Teachers. Editor’s Note: We often look at the qualities and characteristics of good teaching and learning, including the recent following pieces: How A Good Teacher Becomes Great What You Owe Your Students Ten Secrets To Surviving As A Teacher The Characteristics Of A Highly Effective Learning Environment How To Be A Mediocre Teacher So it made sense to take a look at the characteristics of a successful educator, which Julie DuNeen does below. 25 Things Successful Teachers Do Differently by Julie DuNeen If you ask a student what makes him or her successful in school, you probably won’t hear about some fantastic new book or video lecture series.

What students take away from a successful education usually centers on a personal connection with a teacher who instilled passion and inspiration for their subject. Are teachers reaching their students? 1. How do you know if you are driving the right way when you are traveling somewhere new? 2. We can’t all be blessed with “epic” workdays all the time. 3. 4. 5.

What Makes Teachers Great, From The Perspective of a 10th Grader. This article was written by Noa Gutow-Ellis, a high school sophomore in Houston, Texas. She’s passionate about all things related to the Arab Spring and 21st Century Education. As an 8th grader, Noa gave a TEDx talk about the power of social media. Everyone can think back to their years as a student and recall at least one teacher that stood out as a truly outstanding teacher. We’ve all had that teacher at some point in our lives. It can be really difficult to pinpoint what makes a teacher remarkable. We know it when we see it or experience it, but putting our experience into words can be challenging. 1. Whether cheering for us on the field or applauding our curtain call, students appreciate teachers that show us they not only care about how we’re doing in their class, but out of it, too. 2.

The best teachers are not always the ones teaching the core classes. 3. My 6th grade Life Science teacher was an incredible teacher. 4. What Teachers Want To Hear Students Say. What Teachers Want To Hear: 12 Examples by Terry Heick “Ohhh, now I get it.” The iconic phrase that teachers value hearing. A sign that you’ve moved a student from not understanding to understanding. Into the light. A lot is implied in this phrase, not the least of which is your own feel-good success–a warm indicator that you’re being an effective teacher, and that the next generation isn’t doomed after all. And the “Ohhh” even adds an immediacy to it all, as if the light just clicked on–right there at that moment under your sage and effortlessly influential guidance.

But for me, I want to something different. Answers and questions. The magic of learning isn’t in its finite and concrete inputs and outputs, but rather its abstractions–the confrontation between a thinker and the stimulus around them. We can even continue to think of them as light bulbs, but of a different shape and nature. Share in the comments what you love to hear in your classroom, along with your grade level and content. ”Stoner”: Släck inte lärarens kärlek. Boksuccén ”Stoner” skildrar en kärlek till och respekt för kunskap och lärosäten som ofta verkar ha gått förlorad i Sverige.

Årets mest omtalade bok gavs ut 1965. Romanen ”Stoner” har gjort en resa från obskyritet till att bli älskad och läst över halva världen – dock inte, av svårförklarad anledning, i hemlandet USA. Huvudperson är William Stoner, född i slutet av 1800-talet in i en familj som brukat jorden i generationer. Hans föräldrar får tanken att han ska börja på en ny agronomutbildning på universitetet i Missouri – ”de har nya idéer, saker som de lär ut”, spekulerar pappan. En av kurserna på utbildningen är engelskspråkig litteratur.

Och det är när Stoner läser en sonett av Shakespeare som hans liv samtidigt slutar och börjar på nytt. ”Herr Shakespeare talar till er genom trehundra år, herr Stoner”, säger läraren. ”Kan ni höra honom?” Det kan han. Tristan och Isolde vandrar framför honom, ”det förflutna och de döda flödade in i nuet bland de levande...” The Lighter Side of Teacher Evaluation. Five Quick Classroom Management Tips for Novice Teachers. I made a good number of blunders my first year teaching that still make me cringe. I learned though. And it's fair to say, when it comes to managing a classroom, most of what we learn as new teachers is trial by fire. It's also smart to heed the advice of those who have walked -- and stumbled -- before you.

If you are struggling with discipline, here are five tips that you can start using right away: #1 Use a normal, natural voice Are you teaching in your normal voice? Raising our voice to get students' attention is not the best approach, and the stress it causes and the vibe it puts in the room just isn't worth it. You want to also differentiate your tone. . #2 Speak only when students are quiet and ready This golden nugget was given to me by a 20-year veteran my first year. So I tried it; I fought the temptation to talk. My patience paid off. . #3 Use hand signals and other non-verbal communication Flicking the lights off and on once to get the attention is an oldie but goodie. The 49 Techniques from Teach Like a Champion. The Blogs below continue the chapter "Setting and Maintaining High Behavioral Expectations.

" Technique 39: Do It Again. This technique is perhaps the only negative consequence that truly works. When students fail to meet your standards, you ask them to "Do it again. " They model the appropriate behavior, but are eager not to have to do it again. Technique 40: Sweat the Details Building on the "broken window" theory of policing, Lemov notes that maintaining high standards will have positive effects across the classroom environment.

Technique 41: Threshold This threshold is the one at the door. By meeting and greeting students as they enter you can set the tone for your class. Building Character and Trust Technique 43 Part 1: Positive Framing. Teach Like a Champion is an excellent resource for teaching, especially for middle school and high school students.

8 Characteristics Of A Great Teacher. 8 Characteristics Of A Great Teacher by Ian Lancaster What makes a teacher strong? What differentiates the best from the rest? There’s no shortage of bodies (some dramatically misguided) attempting to solve this riddle. 1. Confidence while teaching can mean any number of things, it can range from having confidence in your knowledge of the material being learned to having confidence that your teaching acumen is second to none. It’s the confidence that you know you’re in the right spot doing what you want to be doing and that no matter what transpires, having that time to spend with those young learners is going to be beneficial both for them and for yourself. 2.

Having some life experience outside the classroom and outside the realm of education is invaluable for putting learning into context and keeping school activities in perspective. 3. Just as each student has a different set of interests, every student will have a correspondingly different set of motivators. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. The Ten Worst Teaching Mistakes. By Richard M. Felder, North Carolina State University and Rebecca Brent, Education Designs, Inc. Reprinted from TOMORROW'S PROFESSORsm eMAIL NEWSLETTER You may download a PDF version of this document. Like most faculty members, we began our academic careers with zero prior instruction on college teaching and quickly made almost every possible blunder. We've also been peer reviewers and mentors to colleagues, and that experience on top of our own early stumbling has given us a good sense of the most common mistakes college teachers make.

In this column and one to follow we present our top ten list, in roughly increasing order of badness. Doing some of the things on the list may occasionally be justified, so we're not telling you to avoid all of them at all costs. Mistake #10. You know what happens when you do that. Mistake #9. You stop in mid-lecture and point your finger abruptly: "Joe, what's the next step? " Mistake #8. Mistake #7. Mistake #6. Mistake #5. Mistake #4. Mistake #2. 1R.M. Hur framträder lärarskicklighet? Vad gör en skicklig lärare? Avhandling.