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10 Skills Modern Teachers Need. Whether teaching second-graders or high school sophomores, educators today require specific skills and temperament to face the unique set of circumstances in the modern classroom..

10 Skills Modern Teachers Need

In many schools across the U.S., teachers are having class-sizes expanded significantly to cope with budget cuts. Some teachers are seeing class sizes increase by five or more students each year. Class size increases have been as high as 40 students per classroom and are often linked to a more difficult learning environment for students. Many public school teachers throughout the U.S. are feeling the education restrictions tied to testing requirements as well. The average U.S. student will take 112 required standardized tests between the ages of preschool and 12th grade, with eighth graders having the most testing required of them in a single year with more than 25 hours of testing. A Modern Teacher’s Challenge One of the biggest challenges for 21st century educators is the role of technology in the classroom.

Should Young People Still Learn Handwriting and Cursive in School? My family and I went to Williamburg, Virginia a few weeks ago.

Should Young People Still Learn Handwriting and Cursive in School?

As we walked from house to house, learning about the beliefs, practices, and perils of colonial America, I often saw eighteenth century documents sitting on the tables for visitors to view. It was not easy to work through the creative spelling of the eighteenth century, but with a little time and effort, I could make sense of the words enough to share a few ideas with my son. At one point, a man next to me declared that he is a second grade teacher, and he is proud to be one of the few teachers who never stopped teaching students how to write in cursive. The Real Reason Teachers and Leaders are Overwhelmed - A.J. JULIANI. Imagine you’ve been in education for 7, 11, 15 or even 25 years.

The Real Reason Teachers and Leaders are Overwhelmed - A.J. JULIANI

In each of those years, you have grown as a professional, learned new technologies, shifted with the standards, had new initiative after new initiative started in your school, and seen the way you have been evaluated move from observations to data back to observations and data. Over the years you’ve had constant turnover in your administration. New Principals, new Superintendents, new Directors of Curriculum, and many Special Education leaders. You’ve seen some of your best friends and teachers leave the classroom. Why do teachers leave? – ABC News Australia – Medium. Opinion by Gabrielle Stroud As the school gates open and students flood in with shiny shoes and new backpacks, there’s an expectation teachers should be bursting with enthusiasm to get back to the classroom after their long summer holiday.

Why do teachers leave? – ABC News Australia – Medium

10 Essential Characteristics of a 21st Century Educator – Medium. This is a first draft and I am trying to learn through reflection.

10 Essential Characteristics of a 21st Century Educator – Medium

Would love your thoughts on the ideas below. People have come to loathe the term “21st Century Education”, or “21st Century Teacher”. The argument is that “we are 16 years into the 21st century!” 30 Inspirational Quotes from Fictional Teachers and Mentors Infographic. Teacher Infographics 30 Inspirational Quotes from Fictional Teachers and Mentors Infographic.

30 Inspirational Quotes from Fictional Teachers and Mentors Infographic

3 Flipped Learning Examples from the Best on the Web. Looking for inspiration for your engaging flipped videos?

3 Flipped Learning Examples from the Best on the Web

We’ve chosen 3 prolific flipped video lecturers and examined their videos to see what it is that makes them awesome. We’ve also figured out how they do them! From the very simple to the most complex, these are flipped learning examples that stand out in our minds! Katie Gimbar Middle school math teacher from Durant Road Middle School. The Power of You. Buzzword Bling: Putting Substance Behind Our Big Words. This guest post has been contributed by Typhani Harris, Ph.D.

Buzzword Bling: Putting Substance Behind Our Big Words

Bling refers to the imaginary sound a diamond makes when it is hit perfectly by the light, and today we bling everything: We bling our wrists, we bling our phones, I’ve even heard of Bling water. Video and Professional Development: The Power of Observation. It's no secret that when most of us entered our first teaching position, we were simply given a classroom key, a policy handbook, and a roster containing names of the students who would be in our instructional care for that entire school year.

Video and Professional Development: The Power of Observation

All set? Not exactly. We quickly realized that we were shockingly unprepared for the daunting task set before us. Even with the best new-teacher induction programs, teachers are often left to their own devices with little guidance in determining the best ways to teach and reach every student. Watching Teachers Teach. Are these the greatest challenges teachers face? – transformative LEARNING.

9 Useful Personal Skills for Teachers to Master. Teaching the teachers. TO THE 11- and 12-year-olds in his maths class, Jimmy Cavanagh seems like a born teacher.

Teaching the teachers

He is warm but firm. His voice is strong. Correct answers make him smile. And yet it is not his pep that explains why his pupils at North Star Academy in Newark, New Jersey, can expect to go to university, despite 80% of their families needing help to pay for school meals. Mr Cavanagh is the product of a new way of training teachers. Like many of his North Star colleagues are or have been, Mr Cavanagh is enrolled at the Relay Graduate School of Education. Hello, Mr Chips There can be few crafts more necessary.

Eric Hanushek, an economist at Stanford University, has estimated that during an academic year pupils taught by teachers at the 90th percentile for effectiveness learn 1.5 years’ worth of material. Rich families find it easier to compensate for bad teachers, so good teaching helps poor kids the most. Such studies emphasise the power of good teaching. Inspirational Teacher Quotes From Great Historical Educators. Terrific Tips to Inspire New Teachers.