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A Guide to Student-Led Conferences. Parent-teacher conferences provide parents with updates on their child’s progress and opportunities to see their student’s work.

A Guide to Student-Led Conferences

They also open communication between school and home. However, students often are passive, or even absent, during traditional parent-teacher conferences. One way to fix this is to put students at the helm, as they are the ones who are responsible for their work and progress. Here, we detail a few ways to hold effective student-led conferences and we offer a guide for each conference participant.

What Is a Student-Led Conference? Image via Flickr by Innovation_School In the student-led conference format, students and teachers prepare together, and then students lead the conference while teachers facilitate. Why Conduct Student-Led Conferences? During traditional parent-teacher conferences, parents ask how their students are doing, and teachers provide grades and behavior reports. Furthermore, teachers report more satisfaction with student-led conferences.

In Short. 30 Magical Photos Of Children Playing Around The World. No matter their cultural background, no matter their economic situation, kids will always find imaginative ways to have fun.

30 Magical Photos Of Children Playing Around The World

Their wild imaginations and magical childhood moments, when captured on camera by talented photographers, can make for truly wonderful photos. These 33 images we collected will prove that childhood can be wonderful no matter where you go. Show Full Text.

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Favourite infographic for July: New detailed taxonomy wheel for teachers. It was round about this time in March that I reflected on how much time I spend these days digesting information through infographics.

Favourite infographic for July: New detailed taxonomy wheel for teachers

I’m a firm believer in their value: while they should not be seen as a replacement for reading, they are a very useful tool when it comes to getting key ideas across quickly and in a visually stimulating way. With this in mind, I decided, starting in March, to post an ‘infographic of the month’. Firstly, this has meant a blog post requiring very little work from me! Secondly, it has been nice to give further exposure both to infographics with succinct yet useful information, as well as those that I find to be eloquently or innovatively designed. ChicagoNow. Do you want to know how I usually start my day?


I travel around the world. Thanks to this fantastic group of bloggers from around the world, I can catch real-time images of daily life as it unfolds in countries across the globe – all from the comfort of my own home. Travel Around the World on Instagram. I spent last week and will be spending this upcoming week at blogging conferences.

Travel Around the World on Instagram

Just like all professions, yes we bloggers do have conventions and conferences. One major topic lately has been the new(er) social media networks of Instagram and Pinterest (yes of course those link to my profiles!) , they also happen to be my favorite social networks. Global Bulletin Board Ideas. School-wide displays can help to create the overall feeling of inclusiveness in a school.

Global Bulletin Board Ideas

Check out these bulletin board ideas that expose kids to world languages encourage global thinking! At the beginning of the year, our school has a “Meet the Teacher” afternoon where students and their families can come and wander around the school. In the cafeteria, we have tables set up for various clubs, PTO, and enrichment opportunities. I was trying to think of a way to attract more of our diverse population to volunteer with our International Club, and so I created the sign: Kid World Citizen - Activities that help young minds go global. I travel around the world every day - thanks to families across the globe. IB World Magazine September 2014 by International Baccalaureate. ISTE 2014 Session Notes. ISTE 2014 Atlanta. ISTE 2014 Session Notes. The Hexagon of Proof.

Following up on the work of Serra and De Villiers, and in the spirit of recent discussions about the success Bloom's Taxonomy has had in penetrating classrooms, I present the Hexagon of Proof.

The Hexagon of Proof

There are six components to the Hexagon of Proof. Learning is a messy affair that doesn't follow any sort of strict hierarchy, so a math classroom should involve all six of these aspects of proof. Still, if teachers find that their students are having trouble proving things in some area in math, students may benefit from time spent disagreeing over or debating some related mathematical propositions. The idea is that the reasons that are needed for proof can be developed through a variety of contexts that kids are more familiar with, such as arguing with each other over something controversial. Once a reason have been exposed, though, the reason can have a life of its own in a proof. Adventure '14. Mid-Week Challenge Tasks - Google Slides. Using Gallery Walks for Revision and Reflection. One of the Eight Essential Elements of Project Based Learning is Revision and Reflection.

Using Gallery Walks for Revision and Reflection

This important element enables learners to improve their work through the use of feedback from multiple sources – peers, teacher, and expert. Journey: A Beautiful Wordless Story About the Power of the Imagination. By Maria Popova Watercolors and whimsy for hearts of all ages.

Journey: A Beautiful Wordless Story About the Power of the Imagination

Journey (public library), the debut children’s book by illustrator Aaron Becker, is a charming and empowering wordless story about a lonely little girl who finds herself in an imaginary world and learns to bend it to her own imagination by drawing with a magical red marker. Partway between Alice in Wonderland and Little Boy Brown, between contemporary Disney movies and the ancient Arabian Nights, Becker’s breathtaking watercolors tickle those most timid parts of even our grown-up selves, the parts that still believe in magic, cherish wonderment, and long for the spirit of adventure. Weekend Learning's. Wisconsin IB Schools. Alumni Relations. Genius Hour.


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