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CPD Inspiration. The Gut-Level Teacher Reflection. Sometimes I will be going about my normal day and I’ll notice a negative haze has descended on me — some vague feeling of apprehension, guilt, or maybe self-pity — but I won’t have a clue where it came from.

The Gut-Level Teacher Reflection

If I ignore this feeling, it just gets worse. But if I stop and try to trace it back to where it came from, I can usually pinpoint something: An off-the-cuff comment that sparked jealousy. A news preview that spun me into a worry spiral. The facial expression of an acquaintance that planted a seed of insecurity. Once I nail down the source of a bad feeling, I can think it through and make a plan to deal with it. This practice can be applied to our teaching as well. Here are five questions that can help you listen to your body’s emotional responses and uncover problem areas in your teaching. [Download these questions in a free worksheet from my store at Teachers Pay Teachers] 1. After considering all parts of your room, pick 2 to 3 hot spots that need the most attention. 2. 3. 4. 5. 50 Ted Talks Every Educator Should Check Out (2014 Edition)

Professional Development for Teachers on Pinterest. Professional Learning That Matters. 10 Keys to Making Professional Learning Meaningful By Samantha Cleaver Chances are, as you look at your calendar of scheduled professional learning days, you aren’t overcome with excitement.

Professional Learning That Matters

Traditionally, teacher professional learning has ranged from the good (the workshop that’s actually hands-on), to the bad (the never-ending PowerPoint presentation), to the ugly (remember that one presenter…). But, as the Common Core State Standards become the norm, the new standards and the expectations around problem solving and critical thinking are prompting a new look at teacher development. In the process, more districts and schools are thinking of ways to make professional learning meaningful and engaging.

The biggest challenge in teacher development isn’t teaching teachers something new, but ensuring that knowledge and skills are applied in the classroom. Triangulation in Educational Research. Triangulation in Educational Research What - Triangulation is the application and combination of several research methodologies in the study of the same phenomenon.

Triangulation in Educational Research

It can be employed in both quantitative(validation) and qualitative(inquiry) studies.It is a method-appropriate strategy of founding the credibility of qualitative analyses.It becomes an alternative to " traditional criteria like reliability and validity"It is the preferred line in the social sciences Why - By combining multiple observers, theories, methods, and empirical materials, sociologists can hope to overcome the weakness or intrinsic biases and the problems that come from single method, single-observer, single-theory studies.

Types of Triangulation: Educational resources #2. Teaching and Learning. Training. The 13 MUST Know Professional Development Websites for Teachers. 1- Education World This is a great website that offers all the resources you need to grow professionally.

The 13 MUST Know Professional Development Websites for Teachers

It has different sections with each one full of PDFs, books, articles an many more . 2- Discovery Education There is no way that you did not hear about this awesome website. Discovery Education provides high quality, dynamic, digital content to everyone be it a teacher, an administrator,student or even parents.

Professional Development with the Experts Through Twitter - Finding Common Ground. Teacher Professional Development. The Secret of Self-Regulated Learning. The Role of Motivation in Self-Regulated Learning. Self Regulated Learning & Attention. Proto-professionalism: how professionalisation occurs across the continuum of medical education - Hilton - 2004 - Medical Education. Workplace-based assessment as an educational tool: AMEE Guide No. 31, Medical Teacher, Informa Healthcare.

AMEE Guide Workplace-based assessment as an educational tool: AMEE Guide No. 31 2007, Vol. 29, No. 9-10 , Pages 855-871 (doi:10.1080/01421590701775453)

Workplace-based assessment as an educational tool: AMEE Guide No. 31, Medical Teacher, Informa Healthcare

Student learning strategies, mental models and learning outcomes in problem-based and traditional curricula in medicine, Medical Teacher, Informa Healthcare. Original Student learning strategies, mental models and learning outcomes in problem-based and traditional curricula in medicine 2006, Vol. 28, No. 8 , Pages 717-722 (doi:10.1080/01421590601105645) Kirsten Hofgaard Lycke1†, Per Grøttum1 and Helge I.

Student learning strategies, mental models and learning outcomes in problem-based and traditional curricula in medicine, Medical Teacher, Informa Healthcare

Strømsø1. Reflection and reflective practice in health professions education: a systematic review. The importance of reflection and reflective practice are frequently noted in the literature; indeed, reflective capacity is regarded by many as an essential characteristic for professional competence.

Reflection and reflective practice in health professions education: a systematic review

Educators assert that the emergence of reflective practice is part of a change that acknowledges the need for students to act and to think professionally as an integral part of learning throughout their courses of study, integrating theory and practice from the outset. Activities to promote reflection are now being incorporated into undergraduate, postgraduate and continuing medical education, and across a variety of health professions.

The evidence to support and inform these curricular interventions and innovations remains largely theoretical. Further, the literature is dispersed across several fields, and it is unclear which approaches may have efficacy or impact. Self-Regulation. Critical & Creative Education. A blog to share my thoughts and professional development. — Musings of a Mathematics Teacher who Loves Technology. Expanding my PLN. Free Professional Developement for teachers. Professional Development. Research Process Workshop. Webinars. A - Learning Communities. DISCIPLINARY STUDY. Teacher Badges. Staff Appraisal. Developing Teachers.com. CPD Research.

Technology Professional Development. Leadership Development. Training Teachers.