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Lessons Worth Sharing. How teachers can best use TED Talks in class. What happens when a teacher mixes Madame Bovary and a TED Talk?

How teachers can best use TED Talks in class

Good things, actually. Photo: iStockphoto By Olivia Cucinotta. 21 Simple Ideas To Improve Student Motivation. 21 Simple Ideas To Improve Student Motivation by TeachThought Staff The best lessons, books, and materials in the world won’t get students excited about learning and willing to work hard if they’re not motivated.

21 Simple Ideas To Improve Student Motivation

Motivation, both intrinsic and extrinsic, is a key factor in the success of students at all stages of their education, and teachers can play a pivotal role in providing and encouraging that motivation in their students. The Precious First Few Minutes Of Class. The Precious First Few Minutes Of Class by Suzy Pepper Rollins Students file into class.

The Precious First Few Minutes Of Class

“Your warm-up is on the board,” we announce. Two students fish for pencils in backpacks, one begs to get water, another needs to see the nurse, and attendance needs to be entered into the computer. “Ok, so let’s go over the warm-up now,” we call, “and then we’ll look at last night’s homework.” 12 Interesting Ways To Start Class Tomorrow. 12 Interesting Ways To Start Class Tomorrow by Terry Heick It’s Sunday night.

12 Interesting Ways To Start Class Tomorrow

You love teaching, your love your classroom, you love your students (most of them), but you’re tired. This doesn’t mean you’re not willing to work, but it makes the fountain of good ideas run a bit dry at times. Minds in Bloom: 20 Ways to Keep Your Students' Attention. As the end of the year approaches, it can be more and more challenging to keep your students' attention.

Minds in Bloom: 20 Ways to Keep Your Students' Attention

Supporting Inquiry with Primary Sources - Take Online Modules - Professional Development. Teaching and Learning Resources / Instructional Approaches. "Effective teaching is not a set of generic practices, but instead is a set of context-driven decisions about teaching.

Teaching and Learning Resources / Instructional Approaches

Effective teachers do not use the same set of practices for every lesson . . . Instead, what effective teachers do is constantly reflect about their work, observe whether students are learning or not, and, then adjust their practice accordingly (Glickman, 1991, p. 6). Instructional Models Models represent the broadest level of instructional practices and present a philosophical orientation to instruction. Models are used to select and to structure teaching strategies, methods, skills, and student activities for a particular instructional emphasis. Instructional Strategies Within each model several strategies can be used. The direct instruction strategy is highly teacher-directed and is among the most commonly used. Instructional Methods Learner Involvement Capable instructors are aware of the principle of active learner participation.

Differences Among Learners. Teaching Adolescents How to Evaluate the Quality of Online Information. An essential part of online research is the ability to critically evaluate information.

Teaching Adolescents How to Evaluate the Quality of Online Information

This includes the ability to read and evaluate its level of accuracy, reliability and bias. When we recently assessed 770 seventh graders in two states to study these areas, the results definitely got our attention. Unfortunately, over 70 percent of their responses suggested that: Teaching strategies. Global education covers complex and controversial issues.

Teaching strategies

This is a selection of teaching and learning approaches that develop knowledge and skills to respond to global issues. Freedom fighter or terrorist? Passionate or one-eyed? Passive resistance or civil uprising? Illegal arrival or asylum seeker? Choice-Menus.pdf. Adapting materials. Relief Teaching Ideas. This is an activity that is usually used in maths but I think it also works really well as a revision tool!

Relief Teaching Ideas

Simply write an answer on the board, students then write questions to match the answer on post it notes. They can read through their notes or handouts to help them. They can stick their questions around the board. Alternatively, they can write the answer in their books & list questions under or around it. Questioning Toolkit. Essential Questions These are questions which touch our hearts and souls. They are central to our lives. They help to define what it means to be human. Most important thought during our lives will center on such essential questions. Daily Teaching Tools for Enhancing Your Effectiveness with Kids.

Got to Teach!: Four Corners: A Cooperative Learning Strategy (Post 4 of 5) Thanks for checking out this post on using "Four Corners" as a cooperative learning activity in the classroom. 4 Things You Don't Know About the Jigsaw Method. Say “Jigsaw” in some teaching circles and no one will bat an eyelash. It’s one of those techniques that has been with us so long, it is no longer seen as new. When considering methods to share in my collection of instructional strategies, I ignored it for a long time because I assumed most people already knew how to use it.

Still, I figured it was worth including at some point. When I finally sat down to review the steps of Jigsaw, I came across a few surprises. Although Jigsaw is typically presented as just one in a number of cooperative learning strategies, its origin story has little to do with academics. Rather than take a crisis management approach to the situation, which they believed would only put a band-aid on the problem, Aronson and his colleagues wanted a solution that was more organic, something built into the structure of students’ everyday learning.