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A Gentle But Powerful Way To Increase Learning, Motivation, And Independence - Smart Classroom Management. So you teach this great lesson.

A Gentle But Powerful Way To Increase Learning, Motivation, And Independence - Smart Classroom Management

Your students are really into it. They’re listening and participating. Their eyes are bright and inquisitive. They pass all your checks for understanding with flying colors. But as soon as you finish and give the signal for them to practice what they’ve learned independently, only a few get right to work. Some students look around the room, unsure of how to begin. You set them up for success, take them right to the edge of learning . . . but there they stand, frozen. So you do what you have to do. You do for them what you know they can do for themselves. Yet still, progress is slow. Well, not so fast. Their problem, you see, isn’t their inability. Project Zero. 10 Traits of Impactful Christian Teachers. As Christian teachers, we want to do more than just inspire our students to love academics.

10 Traits of Impactful Christian Teachers

We also want to make a real and lasting impact in their hearts and lives. We strive to help them grow in character and wisdom and experience the greatest joy when we see Christ work directly in their hearts. This season we’re discussing 10 traits of impactful Christian teachers – characteristics we need to focus on if we want to go beyond just teaching academics and make a significant impact on our students’ lives. We’re discussing each trait one by one to see what the Bible has to say about it & what it looks day-to-day in the classroom, whether it be in public or private schools. In this article, we briefly discuss each key trait & then dive deeper in the corresponding podcast episodes which will be released one per week over the next 10 weeks. 10 Traits of Impactful Christian Teachers. RogersHistory. The Five Things Master Teachers Know and Do. Attachment | Learning | School What is the difference between a great teacher and a master teacher?

The Five Things Master Teachers Know and Do

After years of hiring and working with teachers, along with decades of experience in the classroom, I am convinced there are a few tangible things that set these groups apart. Here are the five things I have learned from being a teacher and watching master teachers in action. Relationships comes first. Stop doing too much: The “minimum effective dose” for educators.

Water needs to be heated to 212 degrees Fahrenheit (100 degrees Celsius) to boil.

Stop doing too much: The “minimum effective dose” for educators

Trying to make it hotter wastes resources. As teachers, sometimes we overextend ourselves without improving the results of our work. Do No Harm: Flexible and Smart Grading Practices. My Edutopia post When Grading Harms Student Learning generated a lot of buzz.

Do No Harm: Flexible and Smart Grading Practices

Grading is an emotional subject, with strong-held opinions and ideas. I was really excited to see discussion on all sides of the issue. The best feedback for me was that, while many readers agreed with parts of the premise, I hadn't been specific on support strategies. Best Resources for New Teachers. The start of the school year is an anxious time for new teachers.

Best Resources for New Teachers

And in these first few weeks of classes, those of you new to teaching probably have plenty of questions. Luckily there's a wealth of information online that will help these first few weeks run as smoothly as possible. Telling another teacher how to teach? It's a sin, says leading academic. It is a sin to observe other teachers’ lessons simply to tell them how to teach, according to one of education’s most influential researchers.

Telling another teacher how to teach? It's a sin, says leading academic

Professor John Hattie, director of the Melbourne Education Research Institute and one of the world’s most widely quoted education academics, told a conference today: “I think it’s a sin to go into a classroom and tell another teacher how to teach. Because all you do is tell them how to teach like you.” He went on to say that 80 per cent of what happens in the classroom remains unseen and unheard by teachers – only the pupils are aware of it.

“So why would I give a damn about reflective teaching?” He said. This, he says, is where testing comes in. “I should be learning something about what impact I had, who I had an impact on,” Professor Hattie said. 5 Ways to Protect Your Voice in the Classroom. Your voice is your most powerful teaching tool, and these simple tips can help you preserve your vocal health.

5 Ways to Protect Your Voice in the Classroom

Educators use their voices all day long, often in classrooms with poor acoustics and stagnant air. It’s part of the job. In fact, teachers have among the highest vocal demands of any profession. All of that talking, cheerleading, throat clearing and even whispering takes a toll. This Is What Happens When A Kid Leaves Traditional Education. Logan Laplante is a 13 year-old boy who was taken out of the education system to be home schooled instead.

This Is What Happens When A Kid Leaves Traditional Education

As a result, he was given the opportunity to receive an education tailored to his interests and his unique style of learning – something traditional education is not always able to offer. In a pretty remarkable show of wisdom, particularly for someone so young, Logan has said that when he grows up he wants to be happy and healthy. At a TEDx talk in 2013, he discussed how hacking his education is helping him achieve that goal. Logan’s story parallels that of another boy, Jacob Barnett, who was put into Special Education by his school until his parents intervened, electing to home school him instead. 30 Habits Of Highly Effective Teachers. Editor’s Note: We often look at the qualities and characteristics of good teaching and learning, including the recent following pieces: How A Good Teacher Becomes Great What You Owe Your Students Ten Secrets To Surviving As A Teacher The Characteristics Of A Highly Effective Learning Environment How To Be A Mediocre Teacher 25 Things Successful Teachers Do Differently by Julie DuNeen, Sketch Note Via Janet Hamilton.

30 Habits Of Highly Effective Teachers

Teacher Problems. Find out which grade you should teach based on your personality. Your ability to connect with children, energy level, value system, outlook on life, and personal goals all play an important role in determining which grade is right for you. Find out now! Six wonderful reasons to wake up at 6 a.m. People often link early risers to life success. Blogger Eghosa Aihie has been waking up at 6 a.m. for two years now, and he claims that the habit has changed his life. Here are six reasons that from Eghosa that should motivate you to wake up earlier. Maybe we’ll manage to become early birds soon — we can but dream!

1. 17 Ways to Get Your Students to Actually Do Their Work. Ask a teacher what their biggest frustration is and you’ll hear a lot of answers, but there’s one frustration that is all too common: students who don’t do their work. Now we all know students are going to miss an assignment here and there. Things happen. But when a student consistently doesn’t do their work, it produces big problems. Teaching is the most prestigious job in the country. Just not our country - The  Learning Press. A Miracle-Working Idea to Tame Your Out-of-Control Class. Click here to find out more about the Teach 4 the Heart podcast. Sometimes there’s a class that’s just – how can we say this nicely? – challenging. You’ve tried everything you can think of, and they still don’t want to learn. Enter whole brain teaching. This method, invented by Chris Biffle, is new and exciting, and it’s really shaking things up.

ALARM Logical Interpretive Matrix. This is the 2nd in a series of posts about ALARM. The first was an overview of ALARM and some reasons why you should use it. There are two types of matrix in ALARM. The Logical Interpretive and the Connotative Interpretive. The Connotative Interpretive matrix develops meaning through mood, tone, feeling and atmosphere and applies to English, Art, Photography, LOTE and music. The Logical Interpretive develops meaning through implication and applies to TAS, Science, PDHPE, HSIE and Maths. You can watch Max Woods, the creator of ALARM talk about the Logical Interpretive matrix by visiting Freshwater High School’s YouTube Channel. Untitled. Untitled. Why We Should Expect Way More of Our Teens. Why do we expect so little of our teens? We expect that they will be somewhat lazy, that they will get into trouble, and that they probably won’t get serious about the things of God until they are older.

6 Things That the HAPPIEST Teachers Do Every Day. Shaun Killian. 10 Super Effective Ways to Grab Your Students’ Attention. It’s one of the great challenges of teaching. 10 Surprising Facts About How Our Brain Works. One of the things that surprises me time and time again is how we think our brains work and how they actually do. A boy told his teacher she can't understand him because she's white. Her response is on point. Fifth-grade teacher Emily E. The 61 Best Teacher Memes On The Internet. Prime Minister's prize for science: Ken Silburn, the man who turned a school on to science.

Prime Minister's prize for science: Ken Silburn, the man who turned a school on to science. How to work a 40 hour week as a teacher. General Assembly. 10 proven ways teachers can improve their sleep. Tutor Tales. Three ways teachers can wind down effectively after a long term. The countdown has begun for many teachers who eagerly anticipate a well deserved and much needed Christmas break. A Sputnik moment for STEM education: Ainissa Ramirez at TED2012. Ed. Hey, New Teacher, Don't Quit. It Will Get Better : NPR Ed. Achieving a Growth Mindset in Schools - Coach Logic.

Achieving a Growth Mindset in Schools - Coach Logic. Dear World, This is What Autism Feels Like. Don't Stay in School. Thank You, Teacher: A Video About Students And Their Best Friends. 'I can be happy – or I can be a teacher' Australian Education Portal. Ken Silburn. BOSTES Teacher Accreditation - Annotation samples. Association of Independent Schools of NSW. Documentary evidence proficient teachers. 'Show us that you care': a student's view on what makes a perfect teacher. Cancer patient Tessa Calder strikes a pose with IV pole to bring cheer to others during chemotherapy. University research funding: We must reward future excellence, not past success. Love, Teach. Ways to Cultivate Your Emotional Resilience This Year. How to teach a young introvert. The Cornerstone.

Can a teacher work a 40-hour week and still do a good job? Strategies for Helping Students Motivate Themselves. Response: Several Ways To 'Motivate' the Unmotivated To Learn. Comedy in the Classroom: 50 Ways to Bring Laughter Into Any Lesson : InformED. Strategies for Effective Lesson Planning. Neuro-science turning around school results - 31/08/2015. Global Citizen.