Exercise Science in Action with Project Based Learning. In the book, Integrating Differentiated Instruction and Understanding by Design, McTighe and Tomlinson suggest that understanding by design (UBD) and differentiated instruction (DI) are complementary to each other and help increase the level of engagement by students and deliver the best results in the classroom.
Project-based, problem-based and challenged-based learning can help deliver this winning combination. Source: Creating projects that get kids fired up and connect to the content in meaningful ways is so powerful. Project-based, problem-based and challenge-based learning are three captivative ways to reach kids in a less traditional way. Project based learning is an approach that leads to a high level of student engagements, it results in students making deeper connections, showing evolution in their problem solving and collaborative skills and taking ownership over their learning (George Lucas Education Foundation).
A fitness appraisal. I separated this project into five parts. Dozens of school staff, teachers assaulted in Winnipeg in past 2 years - iTeam - CBC. Dozens of school staff, including teachers, have been assaulted in Winnipeg in the past two years, according to documents obtained by the CBC’s I-Team.
One in seven assaults documented by the Winnipeg School Division in its suspension reports between September 2012 and January 2014 was against a staff member. In total, 931 physical assaults took place. There were 134 attacks on staff and 797 on students. Former teacher Ron East was assaulted by a student and suffered serious brain injuries. He also subsequently developed post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) that has made it impossible for him to return to a classroom setting. “Wow. “Those kids come to school with so much baggage,” said former teacher Ron East, a victim of an attack.
East suffered a life-changing brain injury after a 15-year-old boy assaulted him on a St. “He just launched and head-butted me and that's pretty much the last thing I remember,” said East in an interview with CBC News. “The attack left a scar. Vermont Students Rally Against Cyberbullying. MONTPELIER, Vt.
(AP) — Students at a Vermont high school are winning praise for their efforts to fight back against online bullying. After a burst of negative posts last week on an anonymous school news app, students at Rutland High School organized a counterattack. They petitioned the creators of the After School app to take their school's message board down, and then launched a "Positive Post-it" campaign, in which small notes offering praise and encouragement to fellow students were stuck to bulletin boards and windows around the school. The also petitioned the tech giant Apple to remove After School from its App Store. An Apple spokesman said Tuesday evening that the company had agreed with that request and removed the app. The app's intended use is to help students to form groups tied to a specific school and post anonymous messages about local goings-on. Instead, comments on Rutland High School's app were "negative, obscene," said Principal Bill Olsen.
A positive, insightful new book for schools on bullying - NetFamilyNews.org. In the preface to her new book, Positive Relations @ School (& Elsewhere), author and risk-prevention educator Nancy Willard tells of a conversation with a very smart 5th grader in a dance class waiting room.
She was explaining to another parent why a “rules and punishment approach” to dealing with bullying wasn’t working for schools, when this other person in the waiting room piped up. “Of course it’s not working,” Willard quotes the 5th grader as saying. “They tell you bullying is against the rules, but kids bully when adults aren’t watching. And they tell you to tell an adult. But if you do, the other kids will consider you a loser and the bully will get back at you.” A 5th-grader nails it Willard was struck by how ably this elementary school student had summed the situation up, so she decided to conduct a one-kid focus group and asked the girl some questions: Why kids get bullied: Targeted kids “are usually a bit different,” the 5th-grader said, “but it is more than that.
Related links. Where Action Matters! By J Richard Knapp Stop Bullies Founder and CEO Many years ago, people believed bullying started in the childhood years, peaked during adolescence, tapered down through the teens, and disappeared by adulthood.
It is obvious that this belief is just another myth of bullying. Our research studies are now finding that bullying in adults is far more persistent than we originally believed, and even more frequent than behaviors such as sexual harassment and discrimination in the workplace. Research tells us that 1 in 5 workers have been bullied by an adult in the workplace during the past twelve months.
Typically, serial bullies target one individual at a time. The serial bully’s techniques are fairly standard. The serial bully often begins their assault by trying to gain the confidence of the potential victim. With the illusion in place, the serial bully is now free to begin their assault on the victim! I find attacks usually begin with unjustified criticism of the targeted individual.