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November 18th, 2016

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Nine-year-old boy prints a mechanical hand for his teacher – TechCrunch. Calramon Mabalot is a pretty wild kid.

Nine-year-old boy prints a mechanical hand for his teacher – TechCrunch

He likes 3D printing and, along with his brother, he builds lots of cool projects – including a mechanical hand for a local teacher he met while building 3D projects. In an interview with 3DPrintingIndustry, Mabalot described how he designed and built a prosthetic hand complete with full articulated fingers. 8 ways teachers can talk less and get kids talking more.

If you do fewer teacher-directed activities, that means the kids will naturally do more talking, doesn’t it?

8 ways teachers can talk less and get kids talking more

Not necessarily. I have often found myself talking almost constantly during group work and student-directed projects because I’m trying to push kids’ thinking, provide feedback, and help them stay on task. Even when the learning has been turned over to the students, it’s still tempting to spend too much time giving directions, repeating important information, and telling students how they did instead of asking them to reflect on their work. Here are 8 ways teachers can talk less and get students talking more: Getting Curious (Not Furious) With Students. I'm not an expert when it comes to identifying trauma in students, but I've spent enough time in classrooms to recognize stress- and trauma-related behaviors.

Getting Curious (Not Furious) With Students

During my tenure as a high school teacher, I wanted to better support my students who were struggling emotionally. This prompted me to seek literature and training. My work now is in teacher education, and I have continued to educate myself in this arena so that I could inform the novice teachers I work with as they bring challenging situations from their own classrooms to our discussions in the university classroom. 23 Teacher Tips for Asking Better Questions About Books. The way to engage your students in a classroom book discussion is to simply ask great questions.

23 Teacher Tips for Asking Better Questions About Books

But that’s easier said than done. Which questions will elicit one-word answers from your students, and which will generate rich, meaningful conversation? Here are 23 tips to help you take your questioning to the next level. 1. Using the Rule of Three for Learning. In math, the Rule of Three is a method of finding a ratio.

Using the Rule of Three for Learning

In English essay writing, the Rule of Three states that things are more interesting to read in triads. In presentations, the Rule of Three comes in handy to keep the audience engaged, and in entertainment, the idea of trebling makes jokes and gags funnier. As it turns out, economists, chemists, aviators, and scuba divers use the Rule of Three (even Agatha Christie did when she wrote a series of plays entitled, The Rule of Three). Although it has not been labeled as the Rule of Three, great educators have used it in classrooms since Aristotle (ever heard of syllogisms?). So what is the Rule of Three for learning?