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Cooperative Learning in the classroom: How to do it. Competitive vs.

Cooperative Learning in the classroom: How to do it

Cooperative Learning Formats Put these kids into groups?! The Seven Techniques of Learning to Learn. “Everything is easier than you think.

The Seven Techniques of Learning to Learn

If you believe otherwise, you are setting yourself up for a hard life.” Learning should not be as hard as you think. There is a method to the art and just like any skill, learning to learn needs practice and mastery. Visible Thinking. Purpose: What kind of thinking does this routine encourage?

Visible Thinking

Understanding the Spectrum - a comic strip explanation. By Rebecca Burgess For version in Spanish click here..

Understanding the Spectrum - a comic strip explanation

French version click here. For printable PDF version click here. Understanding the Spectrum - a comic strip explanation. Why Does Writing Make Us Smarter? Through our technology dependence, from smartphones to laptops, we seem to have a keyboard attached to our fingertips at all times.

Why Does Writing Make Us Smarter?

Have you thought about the last time you wrote something by hand? Research shows that our brains benefit from handwriting in multiple ways. Melissa Thompson talked with Dr. The Quest to Turn Challenging Student Behaviour Around. 4 Types of Accurate Rubric Descriptors. Working on improving your rubrics?

4 Types of Accurate Rubric Descriptors

Trying to keep them simple, yet provide accurate feedback? The 10 Commandments of Teaching Difficult Students. Difficult students come in all shapes and sizes, ages, cultures, and demographics, you name it.

The 10 Commandments of Teaching Difficult Students

The reasons for difficulties are as numerous as the stars. However, they all share one thing: they’re hard to reach. Whether it be a learning disability, hardship, or trauma, they require extra effort and attention. But the master teacher can wade through all the outer displays of challenging behavior and pinpoint root causes. Predict My Future: The Science Of Us: The Early Years. The Most Important Things About Using Formative Assessment.

Protocols and activities good for classroom use. A number of NSRF protocols and activities work beautifully even with students as young as kindergartners.

Protocols and activities good for classroom use

Students at about the fifth grade and older find protocols an especially fascinating way to learn, especially as they come to appreciate the value of silence! Almost all of these protocols will need to be modified for use with students (for example, times should often be cut). We do not recommend the use of these protocols unless led by an NSRF-certified coach or someone who has seen the protocols led by a certified coach numerous times. Many of these require essential scaffolding activities before used with students in the classroom. Use outside these circumstances may lead to adverse effects. The Best Ways of Using Essential Questions in the Classroom. Strategies to Build Intrinsic Motivation. "The fox leapt high to grasp the grapes, but the delicious-looking fruit remained just out of reach of his snapping jaws.

Strategies to Build Intrinsic Motivation

After a few attempts the fox gave up and said to himself, 'These grapes are sour, and if I had some I would not eat them.' The fox changes his attitude to fit his behavior. " - Aesop’s Fables There is a general misconception that our beliefs are the cause of our actions. Often it is the other way around. Just like the fox, people will tell themselves a story to justify their actions. SAS® Curriculum Pathways® Maths, Reading, Word Skills, Punctuation, Grammar. Studyladder, online english literacy & mathematics. Kids activity games, worksheets and lesson plans. Strategies for Behaviour disorders. 6 Tips For Creating Effective Student Groups. 6 Tips For Creating Effective Student Groups by TeachThought Staff Grouping students is easy; creating effective student groups is less so.

6 Tips For Creating Effective Student Groups

The following infographic from Mia MacMeekin seeks to provide some ideas to help make group work easier in your classroom. The strength of this particular graphic is in the range of the ideas. The Cold Hard Facts About Cyberbullying (Infographic) This infographic was published on Visual.ly and was created by NOBullying, an organization dedicated to fighting against the human abuse and degradation that sadly exist so prominently in the digital world. via Visual.ly Explore more infographics like this one on the web’s largest information design community – Visually. Related 5 Reasons to Teach Kids to Code via Visual.ly by NowSourcing.

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Map skills and higher-order thinking - Map skills and higher-order thinking By David Walbert The sheer quantity of maps the internet makes available is great for educators, because we can easily find visual resources to accompany lessons in science and social studies. Finding Students' Hidden Strengths and Passions. 7 Key Characteristics Of Better Learning Feedback.

7 Key Characteristics Of Better Learning Feedback by Grant Wiggins, Authentic Education On May 26, 2015, Grant Wiggins passed away. 20 Places to Educate Yourself Online for Free. It seems like these days you can learn just about anything online for free, but of course some of that information is better than others. The good news is there are plenty of reputable places to educate yourself online for free, and here’s a good 20 of them to get you started. 1. 5 Keys to Inspiring Leadership, No Matter Your Style.

Digital Is. The Role Of Empathy In Learning. Connected Education Might Not Mean What You Think - Finding Common Ground. This month has been designated "Connected Educator" Month by the U.S Department of Education. Most of us who considered ourselves connected educators write about technology and social networking frequently, or at least during months other than one designated for connected learning. The Complete Visual Guide To Technology For Children. Technology in education isn’t just for older students. How a Radical New Teaching Method Could Unleash a Generation of Geniuses. You can read a version of this story in Spanish here. Pueden leer una versión de esta historia en español aquí.

Howard Gardner: ‘Multiple intelligences’ are not ‘learning styles’ The fields of psychology and education were revolutionized 30 years ago when the now world-renowned psychologist Howard Gardner published his 1983 book Frames of Mind: The Theory of Multiple Intelligences,” which detailed a new model of human intelligence that went beyond the traditional view that there was a single kind that could be measured by standardized tests.