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A Four-Phase Process For Implementing Essential Questions. By Grant Wiggins, Ph.D, We had a delightful visit to The School of the Future in New York City the other day. Lots of engaged kids, a great blend of instruction and constructivist work, and an obvious intellectual culture. And as the picture illustrates, everywhere we went we also saw helpful visual reminders of the big ideas and essential questions framing the work we were watching: School of the Future staff have long been users of UbD tools and ideas. But far too often over the years I have seen plenty of good stuff posted like this – but no deep embedding of the Essential Question (EQ) into the unit design and lessons that make it up.

Merely posting the EQs and occasionally reminding kids of it is pointless: the aim is to use the question to frame specific activities, to provide perspective and focus, to prioritize the course, and to signal to students that, eventually, THEY must – on their own – pose this and other key questions. Same thing. Related Posts. Top 10 Inspirational Teachers Movies. An inspirational teacher can make a difference to a student, providing guidance and support at a crucial moment in a young person's life.

Top 10 Inspirational Teachers Movies

The classroom – with all its inherent drama, conflict, and diversity – has provided the perfect setting for many movies. Whether it's the passion of a young, idealistic teacher or the wisdom of a seasoned vet, these films remind us how important an educator can be in forming young minds. So here's a list of the best teachers you can find in the movies. 1. Teacher’s Guide for Movie. Passive exercises - passive voice. Lesson Zone AU. Bridging The Gap - Education Component - Evaluation Tools - Speaking Rubrics and Checklists.

Active and Passive Voice. Edit & Revising Rubric.doc. Present perfect tense – grammar explanation. Some time ago I presented here an infographics on present perfect tense.

Present perfect tense – grammar explanation

This infographic contains a lot of interesting information but when I tried to teach the present perfect tense using it, I found out that I failed. That is why I have prepared this new one where I try to introduce the form and the basic usage of the present perfect tense. To teach the grammar successfully though the students have to know the past participles. You can learn present past participles here. There is mind map and three games to learn 40 of them. Present perfect tense – mindmap. Phrasal verb videos. Happy by Pharrell Williams. This is a great song to play to your students at any time,but the regular structure of the chorus provides a good opportunity for some pronunciation awareness, drilling and creating our own version of the song.

Happy by Pharrell Williams

There are three versions of the video included in the lesson, the original version, a lyrics version and a Saigon (my city) version. There are lots of other versions from different cities, so have a look for yours on YouTube. Did you know? Pharrell made 9 other versions of this song before he was happy with this one. I have made a PowerPoint available here and the lesson plan is available here. Please let me know how you get on with it and any feedback is more than welcome. Like this: Like Loading... Passive Voice. YouTube. Assessment and Rubrics. Lesson Plans & Worksheets for School Teachers. Getting Started with Gamification. Details Category: Gamification Published on Thursday, 03 April 2014 16:57 Written by Techie Teacher Hits: 118 Before getting started with gamification, it is important to fully understand what gamification is.

Getting Started with Gamification

I’ll go over some of the basic concepts of gamification and how I have implemented them in the past and how I am implementing them now. I started with gamification after a few years of using either a blended or flipped model for my classes. Note: Gamification requires a lot of front loading of content and components prior to implementation. Gamification components: Quests - Think of these like assignments. Badges - These are mini awards that are given for completing either a group of quests, a unit, or can be used to show mastery of a concept or standard. Awards - In a traditional school setting, especially elementary, teachers are really good at giving awards. Achievements- One of my favorite gamification components is achievements. So what exactly did this look like? The Long News – a lesson plan. Level: Intermediate+ Length: 90 min + Focus: speaking (discussing news that matter); listening (gist, detail and decoding practice); time expressions to talk about the future Materials: Worksheet Stage 1.

The Long News – a lesson plan

To introduce the topic of news, board a few words that collocate with ‘news’ and ask the students to guess the missing word (one collocation/one guess); start with less obvious ones, e.g. old ______two pieces of ______get the ______unwelcome ______keep up with the ______a ______ storybreak the ______ to someone (if the students haven’t got it by now, find more here: ( Inversion: “Had I known…”, “Should you need…”