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8 Things to Look For in Today’s Classroom – The Principal of Change. As I think that leaders should be able to describe what they are looking for in schools I have thought of eight things that I really want to see in today’s classroom.

8 Things to Look For in Today’s Classroom – The Principal of Change

I really believe that classrooms need to be learner focused. This is not simply that students are creating but that they are also having opportunities to follow their interests and explore passions.1 The teacher should embody learning as well. 10 Crucial Characteristics of Great Leaders – The Principal of Change. Leadership is not an easy endeavor.

10 Crucial Characteristics of Great Leaders – The Principal of Change

When you think you are doing well, things can easily go sideways, or even backward. Because leadership is ultimately about how we deal with other people, we shouldn’t be surprised that the process is complicated. Yet when you think of the best leaders, they have so many of the same great qualities. There is a consistency in the traits, although the delivery and style might look much different. 4 Student Engagement Tips (From a Student) Why Can't Teachers Make Decisions on Their Own?

Today's guest blog is co-authored between Peter DeWitt and Jenni Donohoo.

Why Can't Teachers Make Decisions on Their Own?

Donohoo is a Provincial Literacy Lead in the Curriculum and Assessment Policy Branch in the Ontario Ministry of Education. The phrase 'shared decision making' might conjure up different ideas by teachers based on their past experiences. Sometimes the image is one of excitement because the last opportunity to share in decision making was empowering, provided growth in thinking, and resulted in actionable steps that changed the learning environment for students and teachers.

Pleine conscience

The Tyranny of Being On Task. I remember when I was first teaching and was getting ready for my first official observation and evaluation.

The Tyranny of Being On Task

I was very nervous. LaRésurrection et Saint Thomas-d'Aquin. Notre enquête. Besoins particuliers : 10 films d’animation pour comprendre la différence. 8 Strategies Robert Marzano & John Hattie Agree On. Robert Marzano and John Hattie have both reviewed research into what teaching strategies make the biggest difference to students’ results.

8 Strategies Robert Marzano & John Hattie Agree On

While they used different methods and terminology, they agreed on these 8 powerful strategies. Strategy 1: A Clear Focus for the Lesson.

L'accompagnement

Développement de l'enfant. La rétroaction. Dans la vague de travaux prônant un enseignement basé sur des données probantes, la rétroaction est ressortie comme l’une des stratégies d’enseignement les plus efficaces pour favoriser la réussite des élèves.

La rétroaction

Ce dossier thématique offre un survol du thème de la rétroaction utilisée dans un contexte de classe à partir des documents et ressources recensés dans la bibliothèque virtuelle du RIRE. Nous tenons à remercier la précieuse collaboration de Monsieur Alexandre Buysse, professeur agrégé au Département d’études sur l’enseignement et l’apprentissage de l’Université Laval. En éducation, la rétroaction peut être abordée sous différents angles. 1. La rétroaction de l’enseignant à l’élève Ce type de rétroaction peut se faire dans un contexte… About Smart Classroom Management. Here at Smart Classroom Management, we believe in two principles thought by many to be on contradictory ends of the classroom management spectrum.

About Smart Classroom Management

On one side we believe in faithfully following a classroom management plan. Transform Your Staff Meetings, Engage Your Faculty. Time for another staff meeting. Need an idea for something that engages teachers? Shakes things up a bit? Starts the year off right? Lessee. Team Problem Solving: Paving the Path to Success for Every Student. The faculty at University Park Campus School (UPCS) meets weekly to address problems from student conflicts to social media safety, solving problems before they get out of hand, actively meeting their students' needs, and creating an environment where students feel supported to tackle any challenge -- no matter how big.

Team Problem Solving: Paving the Path to Success for Every Student

"We have a diverse urban population, and the range of issues we have is pretty broad, whether in or outside the classroom," says Dan St. Louis, University Park's principal. Back-to-School Behavior Checklists. Administrator Checklist ❏ Welcome your staff in a positive way. ❏ Review the ten critical markers of PBIS implementation (See The PBIS Tier One Handbook) as a guide. ❏ Identify and communicate your behavior SMART goals with your staff. ❏ Provide time for the PBIS team to meet and help present information. ❏ Calendar monthly PBIS team meetings for the year. ❏ Give teachers time to plan and prepare their classrooms.

Back-to-School Behavior Checklists

Les principes d'un enseignement efficace. Comment procède-t-on pour enseigner une nouvelle notion de manière efficace?

Les principes d'un enseignement efficace

Les recherches en psychologie cognitive sur le cerveau et l’apprentissage ainsi que celles sur les pratiques d’enseignement et d’apprentissage ont permis de dégager les principes d’un enseignement dit « efficace ». Cette infographie présente une adaptation du document « The Principles of Instruction », d’après les propos de Barak Rosenshine, professeur de l’University of Illinois. Pour consultation sur mobile, cliquez ici. Pour imprimer ce document, cliquez ici. ‘Lesson Study’ Technique: What Teachers Can Learn From One Another. Jasmine Bankhead needed to figure out a way to improve teaching at her school.

It was 2013. She was the new principal of the O’Keeffe School of Excellence, an elementary school on Chicago’s South Side that had been struggling for years. Finally, the school district had taken dramatic action by firing the principal, the staff and all the teachers. It Takes Courage to Make Schools Better. Courage is not something that is reserved for leaders. Anyone who wants to see a school improve needs it -- and needs to be prepared to initiate and participate in courageous conversations. As an example, let me tell you briefly about besa. This is a main value in Albanian culture. When the Nazis overran Albania in World War II, they demanded all the Jews be turned over for termination. Because of besa -- the value of protecting guests even at the cost of one's own life -- the people of Albania, without having meetings or being asked, took all the Jews into their families.

When the King of Albania was confronted by Nazi leaders, he said that were no Jews in Albania and the Nazis were welcome to look. At times, you will be asked to go the extra mile, though likely not to the extent required of the Albanians. How One Teacher Changed for the Good of Her Students. The excerpt below is from the book “Passionate Learners: Giving Our Classrooms Back to Our Students,” by Pernille Ripp. This excerpt is from the chapter entitled “When Change Happens to Good Teachers.” Four years ago, I realized that I needed to take responsibility for the damage I had done to students who came into my room loving (or at least liking) school and left diminished in some ways. Facebook. 8 stratégies d’enseignement efficaces selon Hattie et Marzano.

Collaborative Planning: Integrating Curriculum Across Subjects. At Hood River Middle School, school leaders create time for teachers to collaborate within and across content areas on projects. This has many benefits, including: Teachers can leverage resources, ideas, and learning opportunities. Students make connections between subjects. The Critical Thinking Consortium - The Thinking Teacher. "Recognize yourself in he and she who are not like you and me.

" - Carlos Fuentes Natural disasters. War. Political persecution. There are a number of reasons why people around the world may find themselves in exile. At the Movies: Films Focused on Education Reform.