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Which Keirsey Personality Type Are You? Homework: An unnecessary evil? … Surprising findings from new research. Alfie Kohn writes about what a new homework study really says — and what it doesn’t say.

Homework: An unnecessary evil? … Surprising findings from new research

He is the author of 12 books about education and human behavior, including “The Schools Our Children Deserve,” “The Homework Myth,” and “Feel-Bad Education… And Other Contrarian Essays on Children & Schooling.” He lives (actually) in the Boston area and (virtually) at www.alfiekohn.org. By Alfie Kohn A brand-new study on the academic effects of homework offers not only some intriguing results but also a lesson on how to read a study — and a reminder of the importance of doing just that: reading studies (carefully) rather than relying on summaries by journalists or even by the researchers themselves.

Let’s start by reviewing what we know from earlier investigations.[1] First, no research has ever found a benefit to assigning homework (of any kind or in any amount) in elementary school. Second, even at the high school level, the research supporting homework hasn’t been particularly persuasive. 11 Reasons Teachers Aren't Using Technology #edchat #edtech. How Much and What Kind of Teacher Education Do Novices Need? An official with an influential foundation eager to transform teacher education was convinced that: [T]eacher education could occur rapidly given the long tenure in classrooms already served by intending teachers: The underlying assumption was that bright candidates, after spending sixteen years in elementary, secondary, and college classrooms, have inevitably absorbed a good deal of knowledge about classroom management and techniques of teaching, and that with this backlog of experience a high level of professional skill could be rapidly reached through special courses, seminars, classroom experience, and discussions.

Year? 1969. Program? Masters in Arts of Teaching. The industrialisation of learning. 2020 Classrooms. 2020 teachers. 2020 Curriculum. This Is Unbelievable. Pennsylvania just approved the operation of four new cyber-charter schools, bringing the number of online charter schools in the state to 17. For 'Connected Educator Month,' Tips From 33 Educators We Admire. Stacy BrownErin Olson, an English teacher in Iowa who is featured in our post, uses Twitter-like technology to enhance classroom discussion.

For 'Connected Educator Month,' Tips From 33 Educators We Admire

Go to related 2011 article » The U.S. Department of Education has declared August Connected Educator Month, and since we’d be nothing without the teachers we’ve connected with over the years, we’re enthusiastically on board. To celebrate, we asked every educator who has written a guest post for us, been featured in a Reader Idea, or collaborated on one of our features to answer two simple questions: What is one important thing you’ve learned from someone in your Personal Learning Network (P.L.N.), however you define that network? Top 7 eBooks for Educators. If you know us here at SimpleK12, you know we love our free eBooks.

Top 7 eBooks for Educators

From time to time, we give them out via email, blog posts, Twitter, Facebook, and webinars. And it turns out, you love our free eBooks too! I've received so many questions about eBooks (mainly, on how to get MORE), that I thought I'd share a list of our most popular eBooks. So grab some coffee, kick up your bunny slippers, and take it all in... Top 7 SimpleK12 eBooks for Educators Click on the title of each eBook to view and download the resource for free. -Kimberly PS - You can view a complete list of ALL the eBooks available inside the Teacher Learning Community here:

What Makes a Master Teacher. The term “master teacher” seems to get thrown around a lot, but is something that many educators aspire to be.

What Makes a Master Teacher

In my ten years in the field of education, I would say that the definition of “master teacher” has definitely changed. When I think of a master teacher, here are the qualities that I would suggest they have: 1. The Effect of Affect - Coach G's Teaching Tips. Flipped instruction. Project-based learning. Cooperative groups. Mobile technology. Much of the discussion about effective teaching focuses on instructional tools and techniques, which makes sense since it's important to use the right methods at the right times in the right ways. And yet teachers with the same training, same curriculum, same resources, and similar students often get different results. New Teacher 1st Year. Professor Sugata Mitra sits down with AdvancED. Sir Ken Robinson - Leading a Learning Revolution. Richard Lakin's Thanks2Teachers.com - A Wellspring of Teacher Appreciation and Teacher Inspiration > Home.

40 Ways Education Technology Will Be Used In The Future. 4 Steps To Succeed In The Digital Age [Slides] OK, I admit it. I am a sucker for a great slideshare presentation. I subscribe to a number of respected marketers, business people and brands who create slideshare presentations I think are worth reviewing. What Teachers Need to Know for Effective Technology Integration: Teachers’ TPACK. 12 Most Stifling Reasons You Aren't As Creative As You Could Be And How To Change That Now! Practice makes perfect.

12 Most Stifling Reasons You Aren't As Creative As You Could Be And How To Change That Now!

Out of Our Minds: Learning to be Creative (9781907312472): Ken Robinson. The Trailer for the original Awakening the Dreamer Symposium. 100 words of wisdom from 7 Online ELT Teachers. Reading the World. Above And Beyond.