Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: Problem Based Learning Explained for Teachers. Finding the Most Creative Ways to Help Students Advance At Their Own Pace. In 2005, New Hampshire’s Department of Education set a policy requiring schools to implement a competency-based system, but didn’t define the specific skills each school would be expected to master.
State education leaders hoped that the policy would push schools towards a system in which students would not advance unless they could demonstrate proficiency in every core competency. But schools across the state have interpreted the directive in very different ways and set those competencies both broadly and narrowly. “There wasn’t any training nor was there funding for it,” said Ryan Kaplan, Principal of Windham High School in New Hampshire.” Every school had to figure it out on their own.” Windham is in its fifth year of existence and is still working for official accreditation from the state.
The question of student pace — the main feature of a competency-based system — has not been the most important to Windham teachers and administrators. The types of leaders we need in education... What makes a school successful?
The principal... the teachers... the students... the parents? Can one individual (or group of individuals) be the determining factor of success or not? Can leadership come from the middle or must it originate and live at the top? None of these questions are easily answered, but in my experience as an educator, it's principal leadership that makes all the difference. It's this difference that we are so desperately needing in our schools... We need leaders who see the big picture and are able to give meaning and purpose to what we do.
Matteundervisning missar modellering. Vilket är det bästa telefonabonnemanget, hur ska trafiken planeras eller varför inte: Hur många vargar ska finnas i Sverige för att upprätthålla en hållbar rovdjurspolitik?
För en lång rad båda privata och samhälleliga problem är en matematisk modell själva grunden för att förstå och kunna lösa frågan, antingen vi är medvetna om det eller inte. I gymnasiets kursplan är också matematisk modellering ett centralt innehåll, som eleverna ska lära sig. Hur arbete med matematisk modellering ser ut i yrkeslivet och i skolan har Peter Frejd undersökt. Han är nybliven doktor i matematikdidaktik vid Linköpings universitet. Han konstaterar inledningsvis att det inte finns någon enhetlig syn på vad matematisk modellering är, inte ens bland dem som använder det yrkesmässigt. – Det kan bero på att man arbetar inom så vitt skilda fält, allt från penningplacering till trafikmodellering.
Det här går igen i såväl läromedel som lärares undervisning. Ny forskning – det utmärker en skicklig lärare. Under de senaste 20 åren har det forskats intensivt om läs och skrivsvårigheter.
Men trots att kunskapen har ökat fortsätter elevernas resultat att sjunka i internationella jämförelser. Orsaken är klyftan mellan teori och praktik, menar Catharina Tjernberg, lärare och forskare vid Stockholms universitet. – Kunskapen når inte lärarna. Hur framträder lärarskicklighet? How Opening Up Classroom Doors Can Push Education Forward. Transparency is not a word often associated with education.
For many parents, the time between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. can feel like a mysterious part of their child’s life. Questioning students about their school day often results in an unsatisfying answer and not every parent has the time to be in constant communication with their student’s teacher. For teachers, transparency can have a distinctly negative connotation. In the political debate, the word is often used in connection to hot button issues like posting teacher salaries and benefits publicly or publishing test scores.
And within the school walls, transparency can feel like judgement. “I try to become a bridge between the quantifiable and the qualifiable.” But what if teachers embraced the idea of transparency as a form of activism, a way of shining light on what works in the classroom? Opening one’s classroom to public scrutiny isn’t an easy thing to do. Being transparent is a decisive action and can be used as a tool. Related. 6 Videos That Will Inspire You To Teach. There is nothing like a great video clip to inspire you as a teacher or to share with your students to encourage their passions.
Here are seven videos that will make you think, remind you why you love teaching and be something you can share with colleagues as we head back to class this fall. Aubri's Rube Goldberg Machine Link: This kid has passion. His enthusiasm for what he has built jumps through the screen. My favorite part? He shares that failure isn't the end—it's best to keep going. Technology Can't Replace Love Link: This commerical from Thailand says it all about technology integration. PIP Link: A great video about encouraging our students to follow their dreams and interests. What Adults Can Learn From Kids Link: In this video, Adora Svitak talks about the power of kids to follow their passions when supported by adults. The Secret to Raising Smart Kids. A brilliant student, Jonathan sailed through grade school.
He completed his assignments easily and routinely earned As. Jonathan puzzled over why some of his classmates struggled, and his parents told him he had a special gift. In the seventh grade, however, Jonathan suddenly lost interest in school, refusing to do homework or study for tests. As a consequence, his grades plummeted. His parents tried to boost their son's confidence by assuring him that he was very smart. Our society worships talent, and many people assume that possessing superior intelligence or ability—along with confidence in that ability—is a recipe for success.
The result plays out in children like Jonathan, who coast through the early grades under the dangerous notion that no-effort academic achievement defines them as smart or gifted. Angela Lee Duckworth: The key to success? Grit.