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Learn Python for Data Science - Online Course. When someone says teachers don't deserve a raise, show them this letter. This heartfelt eye-opening letter first appeared on Amy Murray’s Blog, miss night’s marbles and really shows you what teachers go through for our children every single day.

When someone says teachers don't deserve a raise, show them this letter

Dear Parent: I know. You’re worried. Every day, your child comes home with a story about THAT kid. The one who is always hitting, shoving, pinching, scratching, maybe even biting other children. You’re worried that THAT child is detracting from your child’s learning experience. Your child, this year, in this classroom, at this age, is not THAT child. I know, and I am worried, too. You see, I worry all the time. But I know, you want to talk about THAT child. I want to talk about THAT child, too, but there are so many things I can’t tell you.

I can’t tell you that she was adopted from an orphanage at 18 months. I can’t tell you that he is on an elimination diet for possible food allergies, and that he is therefore hungry ALL. Fake Facebook Status. Creative writing prompts that you can do in 10 minutes. What can you write in 10 minutes or less?

Creative writing prompts that you can do in 10 minutes

Let’s find out! For a quick creative writing exercise, try one of the 21 writing prompts below, excerpted from Chronicle Books’ 642 Tiny Things to Write About. Each prompt was created by a writing teacher at the San Francisco Writers Grotto to be done in 10 minutes or less. Reading Aloud - Videos - Malu Sciamarelli. Mobile. Writing a lesson plan will ensure that you are prepared for your class and will make it run more smoothly.


It is important to break the material up into several sections and choose activities suitable for each. Knowing approximately how much time an activity will take is important, but after the first lesson you may need to adjust things accordingly. Creating visual content for my classes with two awesome free online tools. If you have been following my blog for a while you probably know how much I like exploring new tools to spice up my lessons.

Creating visual content for my classes with two awesome free online tools

We all know students prefer looking at a screen than at a book so, for this lesson I have decided to explore two new free online tools, which have a lot of potential for language teaching. 1. For a revision of the grammar for Would Rather and Prefer, I have used A for and against essay about the internet. Podcasts for Teachers of English as a Second or Foreign Language. A few weeks ago I blogged about my favorite podcasts for EFL/ ESL learners (you may check the list here ) and some teachers have been pestering me, I mean, begging me, did I say that aloud?

Podcasts for Teachers of English as a Second or Foreign Language

… Some teachers have asked me about podcasts for their “continuing education”. As a self-employed educator and teacher trainer I know the need we all have to recycle, review and learn something useful for the development of our professional careers. When we work for a school or some other sort of organization, there will be times, if we’re lucky, that a course, tutorial, etc will be paid for and we will enjoy the fruits of working for a wise employer. But if you work on your own, any freebie, such as a cool podcast, is really welcome. Sandy Millin: The importance of feedback. As a CELTA tutor, one of the main areas I notice candidates struggle with is what to do after a task is complete.

Sandy Millin: The importance of feedback

How many times have you moved on to a new activity and the students are still asking questions about the previous one? Feedback is essential to give students a sense of closure and to validate what they have just done; otherwise, why did they bother doing it? The way that you give feedback depends on the kind of task that the students have done. These can loosely be divided into ‘closed’ and ‘open-ended’ tasks. Free Images - Pixabay. Free stock photos · Pexels.

Communicative writing tasks. How often do you avoid doing writing in class because it seems a bit boring and set it for homework instead?

Communicative writing tasks

How often do your students not do their writing homework or make a sub-standard effort? Well, writing in class can be fun and you can even sneak it in without students noticing! Best of all, it doesn’t always need to be a solitary activity: it can be collaborative and communicative. Here are some ideas to try out in the classroom. 1. We’ve all seen chain stories in resource books (the ones where one student writes part of a story, folds it over and passes it to the next student who continues until you have a complete story written by everyone). A) Do the chain story as normal, asking students to make sure their writing is clear. b) When it is finished, students pass it one more time and then unfold and read their story.

Favorite Writing Resources - WeAreTeachers - Zaner-Bloser. Seven steps to vocabulary learning. You might expect that, after having been exposed to a word in ten, twenty, or maybe at the very most thirty, contexts, a learner will gradually piece together the word's meaning and start to use it correctly, appropriately and fluently.

Seven steps to vocabulary learning

Classroom context Seven steps to vocabulary learning Conclusion Classroom context Of course we cannot expect a learner to acquire difficult words in the same way as a young child acquires their first language, but, perhaps as teacher we can somehow help learners to arouse their 'learning monitor' by, for example, providing rich contexts containing the target language and by giving our learners time to reflect on what the language item means. Principles of e-Learning Design.

“Life is a travelling to the edge of knowledge, then a leap taken.”

Principles of e-Learning Design

-D.H. Lawrence. Образовна парадигма [licensed for non-commercial use only] / Образовна парадигма. 1.2. Вредновање информација - Дигиталне компетенције. CLIL-5 great video sites with CLIL content. 8 Characteristics Of A Great Teacher. 8 Characteristics Of A Great Teacher by Ian Lancaster What makes a teacher strong?

8 Characteristics Of A Great Teacher

What differentiates the best from the rest? There’s no shortage of bodies (some dramatically misguided) attempting to solve this riddle. The answers are nebulous at best. 1. Confidence while teaching can mean any number of things, it can range from having confidence in your knowledge of the material being learned to having confidence that your teaching acumen is second to none. A Short Overview of 12 Tools for Creating Flipped Classroom Lessons. One of the most frequent requests that I get is for suggestions on developing flipped classroom lessons.

The first step is to decide if you want to create your own video lessons from scratch or if you want to develop lessons based on videos that others have produced. In this post we'll look at tools for doing both. Developing flipped lessons from scratch with your own videos. A Dictionary For 21st Century Teachers: Learning Models. Learning Models, Theories, and Technology: A Dictionary For 21st Century Teachers by Terry Heick and TeachThought Staff Purpose: Improving our chance for a common language in discussing existing and emerging learning trends, model, and technology in hopes of innovation in classrooms, and collectively, education at large. Audience: K-12 & higher ed educators, researchers, institutions, and organizations globally. Form: An index of learning models, theories, forms, terminology, technology, and research to help you keep up with the latest trends in 21st century learning.

This page was created and is updated by Terry Heick and TeachThought Staff, who you can contact directly with suggestions for terms, improved citations, corrections, or additions to the index. Revisions: Persistently updated. Ed note: As stated, this is an ambitious work in progress that we’re choosing to share as we proof, revise, iterate, and generally improve for wider dissemination. Top 100 Free Education Sites. Last year, Help Teaching brought you our Top 100 Free Education Sites. Since technology and new websites are always being discovered we decided to update our list with some awesome new websites and new categories. Oh, and did we mention that they’re all free? No time to go through the whole list? 5 Things We Can do to Prepare Students to Work Independently.

This morning at the Ed Tech Teacher Google Jamboree I had the opportunity to give a short presentation to kick-off the day. The title of my talk was Preparing Students to Work Independently - Five Things We Should Be Doing. The slides from the presentation are embedded below. Below my slides you'll find an outline of my talking points. Introduction: Nearly ten years ago Karl Fisch and Scott McLeod’s Did You Know/ Shift Happens ( videos made many of us aware of the fact that the nature of learning and the nature of work has irreversibly changed.

Celebrate the Holidays. Самопроцена - Дигиталне компетенције. Gavin Dudeney: 21st Century Skills & Digital Literacy in Action. Many of the skills often described as 21st century skills do indeed have both analogue and digital applications, but developing 21st century skills alone does not make someone ‘digitally literate’. Thus, 21st century skills can be developed and integrated into digital literacy-based activities, but the two are not synonymous with each other, exactly. In this article, then, we take a look at how 21st century skills can be incorporated into technology-mediated activities and classes. Before you read this article, please ensure you have read the Digital Literacies Primer for a basic introduction to digital literacy. One of the easiest ways of incorporating both digital literacy and 21st century skills development into standard lesson plans is to start where most teachers find themselves: with a unit of a course book or teaching materials.

A typical example might look like this: Now, in order to incorporate these skills and tools, we add three columns to the right of the grid: Srpsko - engleski rečnik. English-Serbian dictionary. Can Any School Foster Pure Creativity? Creating illustrations and infographics for ELT tasks. Fichas para trabajar las emociones!!! En... - Educación - Materiales Educativos - Educación Especial. Commonly Used English Expressions. 7 Tools for Adding Questions and Notes to Videos. 5 Pillars Of Online Teaching And 40 Smart Apps And Tools To Make Your Life Easier As An Online Educator. In this article I will identify 5 pillars of the online teaching business and share 40 smart apps and tools to help strengthen each pillar.

Each pillar will then strengthen the others, so that each aspect of the business becomes its own powerful hub of productivity, in and of itself, as well as beyond itself. Life as an online teacher can get complicated if we get lost in technology, marketing, social media, creating courses, running courses, dealing with email, and growing as an online professional on the cutting-edge of education. However, if we plan smartly from minimalist perspectives, we can employ tools that will work for us and save hours of time and stress. Remember also that many “Teacherpreneurs” these days adopt Pareto’s principle into their working lives.

They try to identify 20% of the most essential parts of the business and improve them to get 80% of their results. The 5 Pillars Of Online Teaching Image created by Sylvia Guinan using Prezi technology. Website/Blog. 1. 10 Collaborative Technology Projects Your Students Will Love. Learn English with Ruth Sheffer. Seven Ways to Break the Consumer Mindset in Schools. 42 пречице на тастатури за уређивање текста. Kahoot: A Game-based Formative Assessment Tool [Slides] A blog to accompany a series of talks that I will be giving in 2014 – 2015 about adaptive learning. Nepromenljive reči. Six ways to boost classroom participation: Part Three – Embracing different learning styles. This is the second article of a six-part series on boosting classroom participation. Last week, we heard about overcoming both teacher and student anxiety in the EFL classroom. In this article, Zarina discusses different learning styles and how to support those students who may not be as receptive to our usual forms of teaching.

6 Handy Tools for Adding Text to Pictures. Teaching for the 21st Century and Beyond - Google Docs. 4 Useful Tools for Creating Non-traditional Quizzes. July 29, 2015 Here are four great web tools for creating online quizzes to share with your students. We have already reviewed these tools in separate posts in the past and some of you might already be familiar with them. A Nice Tool for Creating Animated Maps. Creating Effective 4-skills Lessons - EFL Magazine. 25-killer-sites-for-free-online-education. Questions to Ask Oneself While Designing Learning Activities. WORD GAMES. Over 600 Free Audio Books for Teachers and Educators.

5 Great TED Talks on How to Present Before An Audience. 12 Good Tools for Creating End-of-Year Review Activities. How to get started as an online teacher of English. How to Search for Old Newspaper Articles in the Google News Archive. Breaking News English ESL Lesson Plan on Bullying. The Key Differences Between Summative And Formative Assessments. Make videos online with photos, clips, music - Stupeflix. 40 Uses For Smartphones in School. 7 Ways to Boost Energy & Connect with Students from Ken Wilson - Teach ESL Online.

Infographic: The Flipped Classroom. 5 Tools for Creating Multimedia Quizzes - A Comparison Chart. 9 Free Tools For Digital Storytelling. Module 2: What causes climate change? 10 free tools for creating infographics. New Technologies and 21st Century Skills. Seven ideas for using mobile phones in the classroom. 12 Things You Were Not Taught in School About Creative Thinking. 4 Tools that Help in Flipped Classes.

Ten Reflective Questions to Ask at the End of Class. How to Use Tackk to Create Blogs and Digital Portfolios. The Key Differences Between Summative And Formative Assessments. Vocabulary learning. Post-CELTA professional development: The many levels of a good lesson. 5 Creative Ways To Use Skype In The Classroom. Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: Pixlr- A Great Google Drive Tool for Editing Pictures. 18 Rules In Education That Should Be Broken As Soon As They're Learned. A lesson framework for getting learners to prepare and present infographics.

A Great Overview of The Flipped Classroom. 50 Ways To Use Music & Song. Survival Tips for Teaching with Technology. Office Sway – једноставан, елегантан и још увек расте. The Quest for 'Deeper Learning' Terrific Mini Guide to Help Stude... Critical Thinking Pathways. Your Rubric Is a Hot Mess; Here’s How to Fix It.

Faster Grading with Rubric Codes. EdTech Implementation Guide - Part 1: Creating a Tech Integration Vision. Global Education Project. Project-based Learning Framework - Teaching the Teacher. Newsworthy! Learning as Reporters & Journalists. Universal Skills All Learners Should Know How to Do. Teaching Literary Analysis. 21 Phrases You Use Without Realizing You’re Quoting Shakespeare. A Good Visual On Bloom's Taxonomy Vs Depth of Knowledge. Assessment in the multi-level classroom. How to Promote Creativity in your Classroom?