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UK Safer Internet Centre : Sign Up to Stay in Touch. Rita Pierson: Every kid needs a champion. No time to teach children to tell the time! Or ride a bike, or tie their shoelaces ¿ stressed parents spend spare time doing chores. By Katy Winter Published: 13:55 GMT, 16 November 2012 | Updated: 13:56 GMT, 16 November 2012 Working parents now say they are too busy to properly teach their children important skills such as telling the time, tying their shoelaces and riding a bike.

No time to teach children to tell the time! Or ride a bike, or tie their shoelaces ¿ stressed parents spend spare time doing chores

While half insist they would love to supplement the teaching done in school and by childminders, research found they struggle to find enough time. Three in five working parents complain they are too tired to show their children how to brush their teeth, read and safely cross the road. Many parents blame their long working hours from stopping them having time to teach their children skills The study found that 55 per cent of them blame their tiredness on long working hours. As a result, many of today’s young children are missing out on extra help with basic learning. Around six in 10 say doing the washing and cleaning takes priority over things such as teaching their youngsters to dress themselves and learn days of the week and months of the year. Is there a right way to teach? It’s become a trite and hackneyed truism that if they’re not learning you’re just talking.

Is there a right way to teach?

We’re all clear that teaching only happens when the little tinkers manage to make some sort of progress – preferably that of the rapid and sustained variety. But this simple truth, like so many others, seems to have been systematically and catastrophically misunderstood by many school leaders and inspectors. Until recently it was universally accepted that the key to a good lesson observation was showing that pupils are making progress in the 25 minutes available to us, and that the only way we could demonstrate this progress was by shutting the hell up and letting the kids do some work. If a teacher was observed speaking to the whole class they’d be exposed as being a bit rubbish and fast tracked on to the capability process. But is this right? Don’t get me wrong; I’m all for a spot of constructivism. When I began my career, direct instruction was all the rage. I get that things move on. Fndamntl : No time to teach children to...

SOLO Hexagon Generator ? HookED. This HookED app populates a SOLO Hexagon Template.

SOLO Hexagon Generator ? HookED

Brainstorm content ideas and enter them in the fields below. Click “Generate Document” to populate the template. Print the template and cut out the hexagons. Feedback for Learning:Seven Keys to Effective Feedback. Using Twitter in School: 4 Ways Students and Teachers Can Connect With the World. September 27, 2012 by Scott Sterling The Internet provides a wealth of resources for teachers to use to facilitate student engagement.

Using Twitter in School: 4 Ways Students and Teachers Can Connect With the World

One of the most versatile is using Twitter in schools. Contrary to popular belief, Twitter is a lot more than celebrities plugging their latest projects. Here are just some of the uses Twitter can have as an educational tool: Learn from subject matter experts Do some research and find subject matter experts that your students would be interested in hearing from. Search #hashtags for news events Some of the best journalism during the Arab Spring was coming from citizen journalists on the ground, using Twitter and other social networks to get their message out. Start a backchannel conversation A backchannel uses Twitter to post targeted messages to a group, like a class. Extend the learning outside of class For further reading: Pace-lesson-plan. SOLO Taxonomy by Tait Coles on Prezi. Classroom ideas / Great inspiration. Every teacher needs to watch this 3 minute video. WE make a difference!

Mr. Vasicek's Classroom Music Playlist. After reading my post "Music to Manage Your Classroom," some of you wanted to know some good tunes to play in your classroom.

Mr. Vasicek's Classroom Music Playlist

Grab your iTunes gift card and get read After reading my post "Music to Manage Your Classroom," some of you wanted to know some good tunes to play in your classroom. Grab your iTunes gift card and get ready to download some of the songs I use regularly in my classroom. Enjoy! Photo courtesy of Rinjith Krishnan. Come-In Songs — Bouncy songs to start the day off right. "Walking on Sunshine" by Katrina and the Waves "Come on Over" by Shania Twain "Best Years of Our Lives" by Baha Men "Brown Eyed Girl" by Van Morrison "Build Me Up Buttercup" by The Foundations "Who's Ready to Party?

" Morning Kickoff — These songs provide a short, interactive way to start the day as soon as that bell rings. The Muppet Show theme song Friends theme song Happy Days TV theme song Batman TV theme song "I Like That" by Houston (This is for a slightly older crowd. End of the Day Dance Favorites. The Teacher’s Survival Kit for Lesson Planning! Tips & 1000s of Free Lesson Plans. Posted by Shelly Terrell on Saturday, August 18th 2012 Goal 16: Plan An Engaging Lesson of The 30 Goals Challenge for Educators I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think. – Socrates Lesson planning is stressful and time-consuming, but is important in giving us an action plan for the entire school year. The way we design our curriculums and the activities we use will determine how successful our learners will be in grasping new knowledge. Lesson design and planning is important.

Learning and education. Flipping The Classroom… A Goldmine of Research and Resources To Keep You On Your Feet. Greetings from Boston and BLC12 (Alan November’s Building Learning Communities Conference ). If you wish to follow the happenings at BLC12 check out the hashtag #BLC12 on Twitter. Welcome to another post rich in resources on the Flipped Classroom. If you have come here looking for links that will guide you to videos and multimedia to use in a Flipped Classroom you will find that in the second half of this post. Perhaps you have tried a little Flip of your own and want to learn more. If you are beginning to investigate what a Flipped Classroom is, with the thought of possibly trying some kind of Flip yourself… then this is also the right place. Education. TED2012.