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Learning intentions / P12-11-09_15.28[02] by Tishylishy, via Flickr. 10 Principles for Leading Change. Cc licensed image shared by flikr user sakocreative “Too bold. Not bold enough. Too fast. Not fast enough.” As school leaders, administration and teachers alike, seek to enhance and even redefine the quality of learning and community for our students, we often hear variations on these four critiques. At times in the past I’ve been accused of being too bold and too fast, to the point of appearing impulsive. Ten principles can guide us in leading change, managing the careful balance necessary between being too bold or not bold enough; too fast or not fast enough.

What principles might you add? Fizwiz : Love @eveleighmarkets on a... 10 Great YouTube Videos for Teachers. Just like TED-ED and Khan Academy, YouTube now hosts several educational channels all geared towards the betterment of education. More importantly is the fact that many teachers and educators are creating their channels where they share their content area expertise and knowledge in the form of tutorials and guides. Educational Technology and Mobile Learning has previously featured several of teacher-created YouTube channels which you can find HERE.

Today, I am adding more resources to our YouTube for Teachers section here. Below is a list of 10 great educational YouTube channels first featured in Mahsable. " The people behind these videos are asking big questions about the universe — or doing their best to answer your burning queries. 1- Veritasium 2- Vsauce Since debuting in 2010, VSauce has gained more than a million followers. Covering a broad scope of topics ranging from copyright laws to the pronunciation of "Uranus,"* C.G.P. 4- Minute Physics 5- Smarter Every Day 6- SciShow. VisibleLearning : John's new book is out. Want... Hatttie_anderman_pamphlet. Classroom Management. Standard Posted by Mia Posted on April 20, 2013 Posted under Teacher Infographics, Teaching Anyone Comments 6 Comments Classroom Management If we are truly honest, a great deal of our time is spent on classroom management. I recently went into a classroom to do a faculty evaluation. After the class, I meet with the faculty.

This particular faculty member was really good. “You need to learn how to better manage your classroom. And then I thought, that the one thing any of us need to master is classroom management. How do we do that? About these ads Share this: Share Like this: Related Khan AcademyIn "Teaching Anyone" Greeting StudentsIn "Student Success Infographics" Flipping The ClassroomIn "Teacher Infographics" 6 thoughts on “Classroom Management” Leave a Reply Follow Get every new post delivered to your Inbox. Join 1,341 other followers Powered by %d bloggers like this: Fizwiz : Working with the numeracy... What is right and wrong about Naplan. Photo: Colleen Petch Parents have cottoned on to the idea that their child will be categorised permanently by their National Assessment Program - Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) scores. They will do almost anything to improve their child's standing and this has led to the massive popularity of test-preparation books and an unhealthy, competitive concern that exerts undue pressure on children so parental egos can be assuaged.

There is nothing wrong with NAPLAN as an assessment of educational achievement. Probably there is no better standardised, large-scale assessment of educational achievement in Australia. The issue is whether or not it is used in children's best interest. The way NAPLAN is implemented and interpreted needs readjusting. Advertisement Where is the transparency in this process? It is grossly unfair to the one in 20 pupils in year 3 who are below the minimum standard.

Using NAPLAN to assess basic skills was hijacked by the education mafia. Dr James Athanasou is a psychologist. Certification_Evidence_Diagram.pdf. Learning and Leading in the 21st Century – 10 Tips by an Administrator, For Administrators. Tom D’Amico is the Superintendent of Human Resources and Leadership Development with the Ottawa Catholic School Board. He has worked with the Ottawa Catholic School Board for 23 years, but he’s also a known to many other educators through social media. We asked Tom how administrators can be more involved with technology and here’s what he had to say. Thanks, Tom! By Tom D’Amico What are ten important things a superintendent should do to get more involved in the technology used by students in his or her district? 1. The greatest impact on student achievement is the classroom teacher. 2. There are several areas of governance that are beyond the influence of a classroom teacher or a school principal. 3. Conferences, webinars and books are all valuable resources to consult during the transition to a digital learning and teaching environment.

The superintendent has a moral imperative to continue to learn, stay current and help build capacity throughout the district. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Ken Robinson: How to escape education's death valley. Naplan to be investigated in inquiry. An inquiry will look into the pressure placed on school children by Naplan tests. Source: The Courier-Mail AN urgent inquiry will be held into the impact high-stakes Naplan testing is having on kids, amid growing concern over the pressure applied by schools and parents to students. The booming industry in Naplan support products will be also be examined, after the Greens won bipartisan support for the inquiry, which starts today and will report before the end of June. This follows a recent flood of products marketed to parents focused on improving their children's results in the tests, which are currently being sat by more than a million students in Year 3, 5, 7, and 9.

Vitamin company Nature's Way recently sparked outrage when its television advertisements for Kids Smart Omega-3 Fish Oil tablets finished with the line "NAPLAN testing starts May 14". Another company is marketing special Naplan teddy bears. 9 Attitudes of Highly Creative People. I like those conversations about nature vs. nurture. Are people born creative or do the acquire creativity somehow? Do they just wake up one morning and say, “I want to be creative” and BOOM! They’re creative? I’m not a scientist and I wouldn’t have a clue where to look for the definitive answer, but I do have a list of nine attitudes of highly creative people. If you weren’t born with them, maybe you can acquire them somehow. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. If you don’t have at least one of these nine attitudes of highly creative people then choose one today and nurture it. What is 21st century education?

OECD Education Working Papers. The Power of Educational Coaching. I squirmed a bit in the center seat as I responded to questions. One educator after another around the circle asked me probing questions that made me think about my actions. I knew they understood me because they often rephrased what I said. Vocalizing my thoughts helped me to see clearly what my real issues were. Even still, I was hesitant to reveal my concerns, but at the same time I was curious to see where it would lead; I was being coached! The issue on which they were trying to coach me was that, as school principal, I was uncertain on how to deal with a particular teacher's request. Even though I knew exactly what they were doing, I was still experiencing the benefit of the reflective thinking their questions incited.

Coaching Defined Coaching has been around a while at the leadership level, but it has taken its time in getting to the teacher level. Whatever you call it, it is more than a simple technique and it is more than a simple "play on words" of an old idea. How It Works. The New Script for Teaching Handwriting Is No Script at All. 100 Best YouTube Videos for Teachers | Smart Teaching. With the increasing use of technology in classrooms , it’s no wonder that teachers have a growing interest in using YouTube and other online media sharing sites to bring information into their classrooms. Here are 100 YouTube videos that can provide supplementary information for the class, give inspiration, help you keep control of class and even provide a few laughs here and there. History These videos can give your students a better insight into historical events. Learn History : This YouTube channel provides loads of videos on historical events related to crime and punishment and the American west.

Animated Bayeux Tapestry : Students learning about European history can watch this video which takes the Bayeux Tapestry and brings it to life. The Day the Music Died : This video can be a great introduction to pop culture in the 50′s and 60′s through the song American Pie . Science Make science more fun and interactive by using these videos in class. Language Arts ARTSplash! Inspiration Humor. How to Motivate the Unmotivated. Pressure and coercion don’t work for long. Successful leaders ignite and inspire, they don’t pressure. They were motivated. Now, they work when you’re around and doze when you’re not. What a difference three months makes. Coercion, pressure, or rewards may work momentarily. Performance improves while you’re watching and slows when you’re away. Great for control freaks and power-trip-leaders! Pressure and coercion are like water to fire. The need to pressures or coerce indicates they’re not interested. “Get past this notion that motivation is something that one person does to another…,” Daniel Pink, author of, Drive, referring to a conversation with Edward Deci.

De-motivation and control: Feeling controlled de-motivates. How do you feel when someone tries to control you? Make people feel powerless and they’ll act like they’re powerless. Five ways to motivate the unmotivated: Reject the notion that motivation is something you do to others.Give power don’t take it. Bonus: Like this: Like Loading... The Case Against Homework.

Q&A with Sara Bennett and Nancy Kalish Q: Don't teachers know best when it comes to homework? A: No. When we started researching the subject, we were shocked to learn that most teachers have never studied homework in their teacher education courses. Few are aware of the studies showing that homework has little or no correlation with academic success in elementary school or that overwhelming amounts of homework have a negative impact on learning in all grades. Also, few teachers have learned how to devise good assignments, how to decide how much homework to give, and whether to involve parents. In fact, according to Gerald LeTendre, associate professor of education policy studies at Pennsylvania State University. Q: If your child is overwhelmed with homework, is there really much you can do about it? A: Actually, there's plenty a parent can do. Q: What's the most effective way to approach a teacher if you're unhappy?

Q: Some common assignments, such as reading logs, seem harmless. Do you know your CBL from your PBLs?!? The above quote could easily be thought of as inspiring Inquiry Based Learning…except that it was said by Benjamin Franklin about 250 years ago. The more things change in education, the more they stay the same! At my school it has become time to formally institute a new curriculum structure that best suits the needs of our 21st century students. But which pedagogical approach do we go with? Or rather, should the question be, which acronym do we go with? There’s IBL or EBL (Inquiry Based Learning or Enquiry Based Learning, depending on which brand of English you prefer), CBL (Challenge Based Learning), and an awful lot of PBLs (including Project Based, Product Based, Problem Based, Play Based, Passion Based and Process Based Learning!).

Lets make it simpler. Is probably the most commonly spoken about term under this Inquiry umbrella, especially in the US. Is just now evolving, probably as a response to badly implemented Project Based Learning. 3 investments good leaders make in creating other leaders SmartBlogs. I was extremely fortunate to be hired as a third-grade teacher fresh out of Penn State University in 2000 by principal Maureen Cheever at Hubbard Woods School in Winnetka, Ill.

Before I met her, I had never envisioned myself as a school principal. From the moment I joined the Hubbard Woods team, her leadership both inspired and pushed me to demand more of myself and those around me. I knew she had high expectations for me from the moment I walked into my role as a new and inexperienced teacher. Cheever continues to be my living definition of a servant leader. Every day and above everything else, she found ways to put me in a position to be the best teacher I could be. She was invested in me and groomed me as an educator and leader. I vividly recall her spending her days visiting classrooms, giving credit to students, staff and parents and encouraging the best progressive education for our children. When one of us had an idea, she found a way to say “yes.” 1. 2. 3. Melbourne Declaration on Educational Goals for Young Australians.

Why Feeling Confused Will Help You Learn Better. Friday, February 15, 2013 We all know that confusion doesn’t feel good. Because it seems like an obstacle to learning, we try to arrange educational experiences and training sessions so that learners will encounter as little confusion as possible. But as is so often the case when it comes to learning, our intuitions here are exactly wrong. Scientists have been building a body of evidence over the past few years demonstrating that confusion can lead us to learn more efficiently, more deeply, more lastingly—as long as it’s properly managed. How can this be? We short-circuit this process of subconscious learning, however, when we rush in too soon with an answer.

Here, three ways that researchers have deliberately induced confusion, and how you can adapt them to your own learning: 1. 2. 3. (Want to read past issues of The Brilliant Report? Habits of Mind | Community Resource - February 2013 - Reflective leadership practice. We Wanted To Talk About 21st Century Education. 21st Century Skills: Deeper Learning is Essential Ingredient for Success. Deeper learning will ensure students possess transferable knowledge, or the ability to use their knowledge and skills to solve problems and navigate new situations. As a 21st century skill set, it should be a core element of the public education academic experience. A recent report from the National Research Council, Education for Life and Work: Developing Transferable Knowledge and Skills in the 21st Century argues that when facilitated through teaching and learning of academic subjects, this approach to learning pushes students beyond rote memorization of facts and procedure, and prepares them to succeed in work and life.

This opportunity ensures that we are teaching and assessing the skillsets that we want our students to acquire as a majority of states work to implement the Common Core State Standards. Emphasizing deeper learning will require several shifts, in teaching methods, curricula, and assessments much like the shifts that are necessary to ensure success for Common Core. Visible_Learning_by_J_Hattie_draft_summary.doc.