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QSSSA: More than Turn & Talk – Seidlitz Education. By Valentina Gonzalez Do you feel like there is just so much curriculum to teach that you don’t have time to ask students to stop and talk?

QSSSA: More than Turn & Talk – Seidlitz Education

Let’s think about that. Why don’t we allow students to discuss the content we’re covering? Do you feel that if you let students talk, they might get off topic? This used to happen in my classroom. Americans for the Arts Launches New Arts Education Resource. Dogfooding: Do You Do Your Own Assignments? Dogfooding: Do You Do Your Own Assignments? Public Media for Northern CA. Are 'Learning Styles' Real? That same year, a Journal of Educational Psychology paper found no relationship between the study subjects’ learning-style preference (visual or auditory) and their performance on reading- or listening-comprehension tests.

Are 'Learning Styles' Real?

Instead, the visual learners performed best on all kinds of tests. Therefore, the authors concluded, teachers should stop trying to gear some lessons toward “auditory learners.” “Educators may actually be doing a disservice to auditory learners by continually accommodating their auditory learning style,” the researchers wrote, “rather than focusing on strengthening their visual word skills.” In our conversation, Willingham brought up another study, published in 2009, in which people who said that they liked to think visually or verbally really did try to think that way: Self-proclaimed visualizers tried to create an image, and self-proclaimed verbalizers tried to form words.

Elemn GW TK 2013. GoodWork Toolkit guide. Social Emotional Skills, Arts Integration and You! More and more, I find that my elementary students need basic social emotional skills.

Social Emotional Skills, Arts Integration and You!

While I integrate these into my lessons throughout the year, I also set aside time each week for an official class meeting where I can explicitly teach a social skills lesson. The book My Many Colored Days by Dr. Seuss is a great book for discussing and identifying emotions and matching them to colors. Educational Leadership:Instruction That Sticks:The Right Questions. Experiencing the QFT. Broadcast Educational Media Commission (BEMC) & WOSU Partnership. Flipped Workshops. How Pineapple Charts Revolutionize Professional Development. This post contains Amazon Affiliate links.

How Pineapple Charts Revolutionize Professional Development

If you click these and make a purchase from Amazon, I will receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thanks for your support. Professional Development: The phrase has a way of striking dread into the hearts of teachers. Why Every Teacher Should Attend an Unconference. I first heard the term “Edcamp” about six months ago, and to me it sounded like the greatest thing to hit professional development since the Internet: Free, informal gatherings where the content is provided entirely by the participants themselves.

Why Every Teacher Should Attend an Unconference

Then about six weeks ago I got an email advertising TeachMeet Kentucky 2014, held Thursday, October 2 on the campus of Western Kentucky University (right around the corner from me). I quickly figured out that a TeachMeet was more or less the same thing as an Edcamp, so I signed up. Video Archive. A New Lesson Plan Tool for Google Docs. OpenEd is a service that offers a huge catalog of standards-aligned lesson plans and other resources for teachers.

A New Lesson Plan Tool for Google Docs

Today, I received an email from OpenEd informing me of their new Google Docs Add-on called Lesson Plan Tool for Docs. With Lesson Plan Tool for Docs enabled you can search for standards-aligned lesson plan resources within your Google Documents. To perform a search simply open the add-on then select a standard from the drop-down menu that appears on the right-hand side of your document. Diary of a First-Year Teacher. Our first-year teacher shares what she’s learned, what she’ll do differently next year, and what she wishes she’d known from the start.

Diary of a First-Year Teacher

Continue Reading Talking about and sharing books has become an integral part of my daily interactions with students and a pivotal part of relationship-building with them. Diary of a First-Year Teacher: Looking Back. This is the final installment in a year-long series of written and video diary entries by Shelby Denhof, who is letting us follow her first year of teaching.

Diary of a First-Year Teacher: Looking Back

To see all entries, click here. I’m not the best with details. I’m more of a “big picture” kind of person. I struggle with names, remembering faces, and recalling important facts. Why Professional Development Should Be More Like 'MasterChef' 5 Teaching Practices I'm Kicking to the Curb. So many of us teach the way we were taught.

5 Teaching Practices I'm Kicking to the Curb

We may not even realize we’re doing it. And that means certain practices get passed down year after year without question, methods that are such a normal part of the way we do school, we perpetuate them without realizing there are better alternatives. Today I’m going to roll out five of these for your consideration: five teaching practices used every day that are not backed by research. In many cases, these practices are not only ineffective, they can be downright harmful. Find Your Marigold: The One Essential Rule for New Teachers. Welcome to your first year of teaching.

Find Your Marigold: The One Essential Rule for New Teachers

This year will test you more intensely than just about anything you’ve done up to now. It will deplete all your energy, bring you to tears, and make you question every talent or skill you thought you had. What skills do employers value most in graduates? #work #edchat #deeperlearning #edpolicy. Dichotomous Rubrics - From LtoJ Consulting Group. 7 Shifts To Create A Classroom Of The Future. Tomorrow’s Learning Today: 7 Shifts To Create A Classroom Of The Future by Terry Heick For professional development around this idea or others you read about on TeachThought, contact us. Let’s take a look at this vague idea of the ‘classroom of the future.’ This is all subjective, but it’s worth talking about. So let’s talk. Edutopia. Facebook Edutopia on Facebook Twitter Edutopia on Twitter. Cult of Pedagogy. Edsurge. New ways of teaching. Learning Strategies.

Preparing a Classroom Culture for Deeper Learning. After reading an excerpt from the Declaration of Independence, students form a circle to engage in conversation about liberty and the pursuit of happiness. The inquiry circle begins with two questions posed by the teacher: What is more important, liberty or the pursuit of happiness? Are liberty and the pursuit of happiness inalienable rights? To begin, some students argue that liberty and the pursuit of happiness are only open to the people who follow rules within a society. Others argue that while they agree to the rule of law, the argument might have exceptions. Teaching tools. Brain breaks kids love - GoNoodle. Problem Based Learning.

Project Based Learning

Inquiry-Based Learning. QAR INFORMATIONAL PACKET. Q A R ACTIVITY PACKET(1) Clark County School District. The Main Idea. Learning Strategies.