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You Are Not Just a Teacher. Far too often we hear the phrase, "I'm just a teacher. " I am here to tell you that I am Not Just a Teacher, and neither are you! Yes, “Teacher” may be our job title, but we are so much more than that. Show Me the Strategies. {*style:<u> </u>*} *Teachers—The following strategies can be implemented into your daily/weekly lesson plans by using the “Instructional Newsletter” Folder on your school’s Shared Folder.

Show Me the Strategies

Download a copy for your files and copy and paste them into your lesson plan. In addition, you will find a sample template for planning a lesson, as well as expanded strategies and tips for teaching in the middle school and for block scheduling. Please contact Donna or Linda if you need more explanation or would like to share a strategy you use that is not on our list. Just as Harry Wong says what happens on the first days of school will be an accurate indicator of your success for the rest of the year, what happens in the first minutes of your class will indicate your success for the rest of the class period. 1) Students write the answer to a question given by the teacher the previous day and turn it in as they enter class the next day. 2) A formal approach to discussing and researching issues. Strategy Bank. The Teach 21 Strategy Bank is designed to be a dynamic resource for educators.

Strategy Bank

It contains a multitude of research-based strategies teachers can use to make their classroom instruction more effective, and to address the needs of their diverse students. These strategies have been collected from a variety of sources, including the standards-based units available on Teach 21. Strategies for Activating Prior Knowledge will help scaffold students so that they can create mental models. Once students have created a mental model for a concept, they can readily learn new information connected to it. Powerful teachers build explicitly on their students' prior knowledge and experience. Research shows that vocabulary knowledge is the single most important factor contributing to reading comprehension. Getting to Know Students strategies will assist teachers in determining the readiness, interests, and learning profiles of their students. 6 Types of Blended Learning [Infographic]

The Current State Of Technology In K-12 6.76K Views 0 Likes What is the next device most students will soon purchase? How many schools have a digital strategy? Find out in the current state of technology in K-12. How Online Education Has Changed In 10 Years 10.97K Views 0 Likes We all know that education, specifically online education, has come a long way in the last few years. Technology in My Classroom by Kyla Ward on Prezi. Study Guides and Strategies.

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Welcome to Rachel & Associates! Tracking the Way We Use Language / Teacher Videos for Students. How to become a data visualization ninja with 3 free tools for non-programmers. We noticed many times between the lines of this blog how data visualization is in the hype and how this trend is growing and growing.

How to become a data visualization ninja with 3 free tools for non-programmers

That’s good news guys! It’s fun and it’s … success! But as more and more people join this wild bunch we have to take care of those who are not as skilled as we are yet. There are many people out there who love data visualization but they think they are out of this business because they are not able to code. I personally think that this is a problem and that we have to be as inclusive as we can. As data visualization develops we can expect to have people developing tools that are more accessible and easier to use also for non-programmers.

By the way, if you are one of those wannabe non-programmer-data-enthusiast I have a good news for you: the future is here! Data Visualization is 80% data 20% visualization I don’t think I will find anyone arguing against this sentence. And there is also a subtler issue here. So here it is. The Ninja’s Toolbox Conclusion.

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Dec 7 PD. Feb 22 PD. Lindbergh Bootcamp. NBCT. Richard Felder 2006. Videos for Professional Development. LEARNING STYLES:Find out in 2 minutes. Khan Academy. Untitled. How to measure the effectiveness of professional development activities. This post on measurement on the effectiveness of professional development attracts my attention.

How to measure the effectiveness of professional development activities

Stephen commented in his OLDaily: And the good point he make is that the effectiveness (if you want to call it that) of a learning event isn’t measurable at the time of the event – you have to wait for the cycles to complete. Can the effectiveness of professional development be measured? How and When? I have composed a post on Teacher Training and classroom teaching here. I think an objective measurement of the effectiveness of professional development needs to be based on the context of application of the skills learnt and the teaching or learning situations. Besides, the sole reliance of professional development is often not enough, especially in a complex learning environment. What needs to be considered in mind could be illustrated with the pictures below:

Instructional Coaching

Leadership. Writing a Book. DOK. Assessment. Ice Breakers. Curriculum. Goals. Free video lectures. EduFire.