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teachbean | Ideas sprouting from an Australian classroom Last term, I taught as a supply/relief/substitute teacher in several of Brisbane’s schools. Despite having taught for two years’ prior, I learned a great deal about classroom management in the six-or-so weeks I was in supply teaching. I picked up an arsenal of techniques that I relied on every day, to maintain a positive environment in the classrooms I visited. They were must-dos, bare basics, the base foundation I needed each day. So, I’ve boiled them down to the 9 most crucial in keeping your classroom culture a positive one: #9 Have a set of 3 Simple Behaviour Expectations/Rules. teachbean | Ideas sprouting from an Australian classroom
Digital Citizenship

Like explorers approaching an unfamiliar landscape, teachers who are ready to take the plunge into flipped classrooms and blended learning often approach the opportunity with a mix of excitement and trepidation.Just dipping a toe into the virtual waters of online content can be overwhelming, and there’s a risk that even the most fearless educator can become paralyzed by the bottomless depths of content and endless pools of resources. While many teachers begin by creating their own content and videos, many prefer to start by sifting through free online sources. The amount of available information out there is staggering. YouTube users across the globe upload 48 hours of content every minute. And a google search for “science video” yields over 4 billion results! Fortunately, there are some great websites and services that take the guesswork out of finding and sorting educational video content. 40 Sources for Curated Educational Videos 40 Sources for Curated Educational Videos
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Networking. Just the utterance of the word can be akin to getting the flu. We don’t like it, feel we aren’t good at it or see it as a necessary evil to “get ahead” in our careers. Others are fanatic about networking. 6 Tips For Effective Networking | Mike Whitmore's Blog 6 Tips For Effective Networking | Mike Whitmore's Blog