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Ten Vintage Ideas to Spark Innovation in Your Classroom – John Spencer. I love how everything that people mocked as being “outdated” is now coming back.

Ten Vintage Ideas to Spark Innovation in Your Classroom – John Spencer

“Don’t lecture. It’s horrible,” people said. Reimagining Literacy Through Global Collaboration. Since 2010, my students and I have been bringing the world in.

Reimagining Literacy Through Global Collaboration

We have asked others to be our teachers, whether authors, experts, children. We have asked others to share more of their world with us so that we could make more sense of our own. We have created, we have become experts. We have made the world smaller by becoming a moving piece of the world, and we have grown. What Meaningful Reflection On Student Work Can Do for Learning. The following excerpt is from “Authentic Learning in the Digital Age: Engaging Students Through Inquiry,” by Larissa Pahomov.

This excerpt is from the chapter entitled “Making Reflection Relevant.” Characteristics of Meaningful Reflection For student reflection to be meaningful, it must be metacognitive, applicable, and shared with others. Going from Flopping to Flipping. Posted 06/02/2015 7:51PM | Last Commented 06/29/2015 5:20AM 5:44 PM.

Going from Flopping to Flipping

I was messing with the screen cast software to create a video lesson on incorporating evidence in a research paper. First, the program required an update--20 minutes. Then, preparing to record, I realized that I needed a webcam--10 minutes. Once again ready to record, I discovered there was no microphone--30 minutes. ...I just needed to then repeat the process for each lecture in my unit. People often dismiss what they haven't tried. SEL Is Good Teaching. When working with schools, I often hear, "I don't have time to teach SEL.

SEL Is Good Teaching

I have a lot on my plate right now. " It is true that in order to successfully implement social and emotional learning (SEL) programs and services, teachers and schools need to invest their most precious resource: time. Teaching an SEL curriculum, creating school-wide activities, or receiving professional development also requires commitment and some strategic planning. Building Community With Attendance Questions. Taking attendance is usually a five-minute task at the start of a class period, but in my classroom, it can sometimes take much longer.

Building Community With Attendance Questions

On rare occasions, taking attendance can take up an entire class period. This happened recently when, for 75 minutes, students listened respectfully to each other. No one snuck a peek at phone messages. No one left the room for a washroom break. Not a single student looked bored. Edu-preneurs: uncovering and developing the next generation of teachers. By Mark Abernethy The demand for teachers and schools is expected to boom to 2020, but along with an increase in numbers Australia's teaching culture and quality is likely to be revamped.

Edu-preneurs: uncovering and developing the next generation of teachers

Between 2011 and 2020, Queensland will have to establish 443 extra classes each year in its education system, New South Wales, 385 extra classes per year and Victoria, 448, and Western Australia 351 extra classes per year, according to Australian Council for Educational Research's report The Teacher Workforce in Australia 2015. ACER forecasts shortages in secondary school teachers as the population boom hits in 2018. Curriculum Conversations: 7 Do's and Don'ts. Leaders are full of power.

Curriculum Conversations: 7 Do's and Don'ts

They share powerful ideas, make powerful decisions, and create powerful results. Initially, the power of leadership is inspiring, but after looking deeper, maybe not so much. We overlook how the exertion of power sometimes leaves others feeling powerless. I'm not used to supposing. I'm just a working man. A Student Perspective on Voice, Choice, and Meaning. Working with students over multiple years can provide teachers with unique understandings about learning, growth, and the potential of school.

A Student Perspective on Voice, Choice, and Meaning

While a long-term connection with a student doesn't inherently provide insights, a teacher's questions, observations, and a willingness to listen offer an opportunity to learn more about the student experience of school. With these goals in mind, I took an opportunity to reflect with a student who was nearing graduation. A Student Perspective For the past three years, I had the honor of working with Amanda Thieu, an 18-year-old who just graduated from Science Leadership Academy. Collaboration for Impact. Search engine Use this form to find things you need on this site Search Tips Quotes: Search for an exact word or set of words Example: “EQAO” or “Bruce Rodrigues” Plus (+): Use to combine results.

Collaboration for Impact

Why Revise? Because You Have an Authentic Audience. Whenever I start talking about the importance of revising our writing with my classes, I show them this photograph: an over-the-shoulder shot of Barack Obama holding a copy of his Inaugural Address from 2013.

Why Revise? Because You Have an Authentic Audience

It's a printed page covered with his handwritten edits. Words are crossed out, arrows go every which way, and there are notes everywhere. How Can High-Poverty Schools Engage Families and the Community? Editor's note: This piece was adapted from Turning High-Poverty Schools into High-Performing Schools by William H. Parrett and Kathleen M. Budge. How Student Centered Is Your Classroom? In the education world, the term student-centered classroom is one we hear a lot. And many educators would agree that when it comes to 21st-century learning, having a student-centered classroom is certainly a best practice.

Whether you instruct first grade or university students, take some time to think about where you are with creating a learning space where your students have ample voice, engage frequently with each other, and are given opportunities to make choices. Guiding Questions. Bring Flow to the Classroom. 5 Ways to Help Your Students Become Better Questioners. The humble question is an indispensable tool: the spade that helps us dig for truth, or the flashlight that illuminates surrounding darkness.

Questioning helps us learn, explore the unknown, and adapt to change. That makes it a most precious “app” today, in a world where everything is changing and so much is unknown. And yet, we don’t seem to value questioning as much as we should. How To Reach Every Student, Every Day. Teacher's Toolbox. The Global Competence Certificate is the premier online, graduate-level certificate program in global competence education for K-12 in-service educators. Global Education Coalition of NYC is a network of 18+ organizations whose primary objective is to support educators in the NY metro area (and beyond) in creating globally competent youth. The Global Education Conference Network is a worldwide community initiative for students, educators, and organizations, designed to increase opportunities for connecting classrooms.

How to Implement Social and Emotional Learning at Your School. Creating Core Memories in the Classroom. We all create core memories. When we encounter an experience with heightened emotion, our memory systems remember the experiences because of the intense emotions associated with the event. Creative Ways to Grade and Provide Feedback for Students. Teachers work very hard to give all students as much feedback on their work as possible.

9 Rules For Digital Citizenship - 9 Rules For Digital Citizenship by TeachThought Staff. 5 Fantastic, Fast, Formative Assessment Tools. I thought I could read my students' body language. I was wrong. Texting in the Classroom - The Brown Bag Teacher. What is STEM activities for Kids A-Z STEM Series. STEM Activities for Kids - The Educators' Spin On It (new) 4 Things Transformational Teachers Do. Twitter. Quick List STEM Resources For The Classroom. How Moxie Can Help Students Succeed. QR Codes Can Do That? The Top 100 Documentaries We Can Use to Change the World.

Use Humor to Teach Your Students About Careful Communication. Learning with 'e's: Why Twitter is so powerful. HomeAustralian Curriculum Lessons - Lesson Plans, Classroom Activities and Games for Teachers Teaching in Australia. Ice Breaker Lesson #2 – Question WebAustralian Curriculum Lessons.