Love of Learning More Predictive of Success Than Grades - The Atlantic. At the beginning of this school year, my colleagues and I decided to avoid giving the sophomores in our English classes any grades for six weeks. Research shows that providing students with a number or letter in addition to quality comments prevents them from authentically reflecting. Quantitative grades also diminish student interest in learning, reduce academic risk taking, and decrease the quality of thinking. But beyond academics, as teachers, we saw the negative impact grades made on our students’ mental and emotional health. In fact, though a bit outdated, a 2002 study conducted by a psychologist at the University of Michigan showed 80 percent of students based their self worth on their academic success, leading to low self-esteem and other mental-health issues. In a highly academic setting, here was an opportunity to catalyze our students’ broader motivations for learning—a quality with macro-benefits in an environment obsessed with single Scantron marks.
Ww2.kqed. How to Export all your Google Docs Files with a Click. 06 Feb 2012 See how easy it is to export all your Google Docs files as a zip file in a single click using the Google Takeout service. couch mode print story Do you want to put all your Google Docs files on a USB drive before you take that road trip? The Google Docs website does offer an easy option to help you download all your documents in one zip file but there’s another simpler alterative that you may want to give a try – it’s called Google Takeout. Once you have logged in to Google Takeout with your Google Account, select the Google Docs service and hit the “Create Archive” button. It will create a zip file with all your Google Docs files and you can either keep the browser window open while the archive is being readied or download that file later from the Google Takeout website.
Google Takeout is part of dataliberation.org, a Google project that wants to make it easy for you to import and export data out of various Google products. 3rd Grade Thoughts. Purely Paperless: Paperless Online Planning: Planbook.com. So, a little background- as a first year teacher, I tried several different ways to plan. I started with the traditional lesson plan book with squares and quickly realized that I needed a little more structure in my planning, so I tried creating my own form.
I went through several of these. Each was great in it's own way- no problem with false modesty here ;)- but it just wasn't a good fit for me. By the middle of the school year, I finally settled on a Teacher Planner that was based on David Allen's theory of Getting Things Done... a truly great productivity book, if you're so inclined... a bit of a cult following. At any rate, it did the trick for my first year. As I became more comfortable with my curriculum in my second year, I found that I wanted my plans to go a bit deeper.
<a href=" target="_blank">See how this improves your TpT experience</a>. </span></div> About Us | Blog | FAQs & Help All Categories Cart Your shopping cart is empty Log In | Not a member? Teacher Lesson Plan Binder Subjects For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, Professional Development Grade Levels PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th Resource Types Professional Documents, Classroom Forms, By TpT Sellers for TpT Sellers Product Rating Compressed Zip File Be sure that you have an application to open this file type before downloading and/or purchasing. It's time to get organized! Total Pages Answer Key Teaching Duration Report Copyright Infringement Average Ratings Overall Quality: Accuracy: Practicality: Thoroughness: Creativity: Clarity: Total: 1 rating Comments & Ratings Amazing!
See All. Lesson Plan Binder and Getting Ahead. With school winding down it's normal for me to start thinking about next year. I call this my "guinea pig time" because as I think of new ideas I like to try them out with the class I currently have. Test the waters, see if an idea or activity works or flops. I also like to get as much done as I can now for next year. I like to have some of my beginning of the year items copied and ready to go to save myself a headache come August. Each year that I teach I feel like I get more and more on top of the following year's to-do list.
Our math sheets for next year were delivered already, so when my students finish a project early I've been having them unstaple and sort them for me. I don't know about you, but I like to have all of my important stuff in one space. I'm loving the fun colors and using the Frixion erasable markers to plan. I bought my binder at Staples in the Martha Stewart section. Inside the binder I keep my grading scale, some sticky notes, and the different tabbed sections. Lesson Plan Binder and Getting Ahead. Erin Condren Teacher Planner Lesson Plan Template. I, like many other teachers, jumped on the Erin Condren Teacher Planner bandwagon.
I have always typed and printed my lesson plans and taped them into the ugly, generic ,lesson plan book the school provides. I decided to be brave and try handwriting my lesson plans this year into my gorgeous Erin Condren planner. I bought those amazing Frixion erasable pens because I just knew I’d mess up my plans or have to make changes.. Plus, I hate my handwriting and figured I’d erase a million times to make it look as neat as I want it to be.
This idea lasted two whole seconds! Typing them and then printing and cutting might seem like a lot of extra work to some people, but I love how it turned out! Simply decide which of the 2 templates you’d like to use. P.S. The template is available for FREE on TeachersPayTeachers. Lesson Plan Binder and Getting Ahead. A Full Introduction To Edmodo. 20 Grading Apps For the Mobile Teacher. No doubt all our readers in the education field are well aware of the explosion of iPads and tablets in the classroom and their ability to make learning easier and more interactive. But we suspect at least some of you are still reluctant to turn the new tech loose on grading, an area where you could be needlessly wasting hours assessing students with an antiquated system. We know change can be daunting, but we promise that within this list of apps teachers love, you’ll find something you love, too.
GRADEBOOK PRO:If you’re a teacher who’s been hanging on to a hard-copy gradebook, this app is your invitation to see what all the fuss over grading apps is about. TEACHER AIDE PRO:Winner of 2011′s Best App Ever award in the teacher category, Teacher Aide Pro can handle 90 students per class and makes communicating with students a cinch via text, mass emailing, and CSV compatibility. Sample_Course_Evaluation. 2014_ICT4ELT. Abstract ICT4ELT (Information and Communication Technology for English Language Teachers) is a session for teachers who want to explore how computers could be useful in their teaching but do not know where to start. It can also help more experienced teachers who want to know more about new ICT tools. Designed by a team of long standing "Becoming a Webhead" (BaW) moderators and co-moderators (BaW was an Electronic Village Online (EVO) session that ran successfully for ten consecutive years), ICT4ELT is an entry level session that does not require prior knowledge of ICT tools to complete the course.
The course's main objective is to enable language teachers to integrate technology into their teaching using tech tools to access, store, transmit, and manipulate information. Participants will have an opportunity to create their own instructional materials using a variety of tools, collaborate, exchange and share across the globe. Objectives Target Audience Interest Section Sponsors Level: Syllabus. 2014_Business_English. Abstract Professional development is something we all know we should be making time for, but often the busy lives we lead as teachers make it difficult for us to find the time and the space to focus on it.
Our Developing Business English Teachers session will give you the time and the space to do just that. Together with top practitioners in the field of Business English from Europe and South America, you will be given the opportunity to develop your knowledge, broaden your horizons and share your experience. The course is aimed at practising business English teachers and those interested in working in this exciting area of ELT. Target Audience Inexperienced and experienced teachers of Business English and English for Specific Purposes, as well as those who are interested in working in these areas in the future. Interest Section Sponsors IATEFL: Business English SIG TESOL: Computer-Assisted Language Learning IS, English for Special Purposes IS Weekly Outline 1. Objectives: 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 9.
Where Learning Happens | Sign out. 15 Favorite iPad Apps As Selected By Teachers. Out of 125 responses from teachers indicating their top 3 apps, these are the apps that were listed most often. Over the last few weeks, we ran a survey asking teachers to tell us about two or three of their favorite iPad apps that they use in an education-related context. Today we share the apps that were listed most often, and include some feedback from teachers regarding why they like them so much. As it turns out, free apps really outweighed paid apps in our survey responses. Here I list eleven free apps that rose to the top of the list when ranked by numbers of votes, followed by four paid apps that performed as well as the lower ranking free apps.
First, we list the Favorite FREE iPads Apps that teachers indicated they use in their roles are educators: EvernoteDropboxNeu.NotesScreen ChompTED VideosEduCreationsiBooksSkitchTwitterZiteScience360 Following is a little information about each of these apps, and some feedback on why teachers like them. 1. . - “It makes my life simpler! 2. 3.
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