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The power of student-driven learning: Shelley Wright at TEDxWestVancouverED. Emotional Intelligence Quiz. A Wonderful Poster on Failure. July13, 2014 I have always believed that teachers (and people in general) MUST have an open midset; one that tolerates and celebrates mistakes and errors; one that looks at failure as an opportunity for a better beginning.

A Wonderful Poster on Failure

It is through falling down that we stand up robust and it is through misfortunes that we gather our strength to live the life we want and pursue our dreams. If we want to raise up socially and emotionally strong students who can face up and overcome the hardships of life, an important key in this is to teach (and model) them about failure. Please Don't Touch Me! {Dealing with Anxiety in Kids} As the holidays approached and we were getting ready to visit family and friends, I was tempted to create a festive and sparkly sign to hang around my daughter's neck.

Please Don't Touch Me! {Dealing with Anxiety in Kids}

As we visited a new-to-her preschool last week I wanted to do the same thing again. I wanted to create one that could be seen from the front and one that could be seen from the back. The sign I wanted to make would've said, "Please don't touch me," "I am really overwhelmed right now" or "I am really nice if you give me some time to warm up. " Another main sign that I'd love to hang on her neck would say, "Be kind. I'm trying to hold it together. " 21 Signs You’re a 21st Century Teacher. Planning holistic, inclusive learning. Photoshop. Flipped Classroom A New Learning Revolution. There has been a growing buzz around a recently coined phrase " Flipped Classroom".

Flipped Classroom A New Learning Revolution

This term starts to take root in education as more and more educators are discovering it. So what is this all about and what are its advantages in learning and teaching? ( Awesome Infographic included below ) Flipped Classroom is an inverted method of instruction where teaching and learning take place online outside of the class while homework is done in the classroom. Advocators of this approach believe that this is the ideal method of instruction in our digital age. Flipped Classroom shifts the learning responsibility and ownership from the teacher's hands into the students'. Flipped Classroom depends a lot on educational technology and web 2.0 tools such as podcasting and screencasting applications. A direct and concrete example of Flipped Classroom concept is the popular Khan Academy. Read the following inforgraphic for more details. The 10 Skills Modern Teachers Must Have. The above image is 8.5×11″ so you can print it out.

PDF is available here . There’s been a lot of talk about 21st century learners, 21st century teachers, and connected classrooms. There’s a daily influx of new technology into your inbox and your classroom feels woefully behind the times even if you’re flipping your 1:1 iPad classroom that’s already online and part of a MOOC . What are modern teachers to do with all this jargon and techno-babble being thrown at them all day long?

Simple. In my experience, I’ve seen teachers attempt to integrate 30 iPads into their classroom by handing them out and then trying to figure out which apps are worth using. In order to do this, you’ll need skills modern teachers must have. 1) Build Your PLN. 7 Tips From Effective Teachers Who Use Technology. The Current State Of Technology In K-12 2.52K 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 9.73K Views 0 Likes We all know that education, specifically online education, has come a long way in the last few years.

The Importance Of The Evolution Of Education 7.30K Views 0 Likes Over the past century, the modes of both imparting and receiving education have undergone a paradigm shift. Edunators - Helping Teachers Overcome Obstacles and Focus on Learning - 30 Questions For Teacher Reflection. Details Written by Mark Clements A lot of college level teacher training programs talk about the importance of developing a “reflective practitioner” but what exactly does this mean for the classroom teacher?

Edunators - Helping Teachers Overcome Obstacles and Focus on Learning - 30 Questions For Teacher Reflection

If you haven’t yet accepted responsibility for student learning than it doesn’t mean much at all. You’ll have some success as a teacher and some failures which you’ll most certainly blame on any number of factors. If however you believe that all students can learn at a high level and that your performance as a teacher has a direct impact on student learning, than reflection should be an integral part of what you do. Below you will find a list of 30 Questions Teachers should be regularly asking themselves to ensure they’re classroom is as focused on learning as they would like it to be.

Modeling Reflection – Questions to Ask With Students 1.Was this activity successful….why or why not? 2.If we do this again, what can I do differently to help you learn more? Cooperative Learning. What is Cooperative Learning?

Cooperative Learning

Cooperative learning is an instructional strategy that simultaneously addresses academic and social skill learning by students. It is a well-researched instructional strategy and has been reported to be highly successful in the classroom. For a more in depth explanation of this strategy, follow this link to the self-guided tutorial. What is its purpose? There is an every increasing need for interdependence in all levels of our society.

How can I do it? Five Basic Elements of Cooperative Learning 1. The basic elements of cooperative learning can be considered essential to all interactive methods. 50 Education Technology Tools Every Teacher Should Know About.