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Improving Our Schools From the Inside Out. In light of the current issues flooding our education system, from an overemphasis on standardized testing to a shaky implementation of the Common Core State Standards, veteran teachers are turning to extreme measures to stress their dissonance: resigning.

Improving Our Schools From the Inside Out

After being named "Top Teacher" by ABC's Live with Michael and Kelly, ninth grade teacher Stacie Starr quit because of newly-adopted reforms by her state. She expressed, "I can't do it anymore, not in this 'drill 'em and kill 'em' atmosphere. " Foremost, I cannot imagine what it must feel like leaving a profession that you love out of frustration and hopelessness.

I am in no position to judge any teacher who expresses his or her grievances publicly and resigns. But what happens to the teachers who decide to stay? What happens to the next generation of teachers who are committed to the profession irrespective of decisions made outside of their personal classrooms? 1. Teaching can be extremely isolating. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. GSI Teaching & Resource Center. The level of potential development is the level at which learning takes place.

GSI Teaching & Resource Center

It comprises cognitive structures that are still in the process of maturing, but which can only mature under the guidance of or in collaboration with others. Overview of Learning Theories. MySmartPuppy : The greatest gift you can give ... Inspiring Stories from America's Great Educators. Holly Fairbrother Year 8 (Elementary) Nexus International School Singapore 4 x 40 minute lessons Punctuation seems to cause a lot of problems for learners.

Inspiring Stories from America's Great Educators

Teaching Journalism in the 21st Century: A Conversation with William Zinsser. Few subjects are as challenging to teach as journalism, a field that is changing as fast as technology itself -- or faster.

Teaching Journalism in the 21st Century: A Conversation with William Zinsser

I reached out to William Zinsser, age 90, a living legend, stellar journalist and one of America's greatest teachers of writing.

Digital Footprints

How To Prepare For Your Teaching Abroad Interview. It’s high season for teachers to be interviewing for next year’s international teaching positions around the world.

How To Prepare For Your Teaching Abroad Interview

To help those teachers who have been shortlisted and heading in for their first (or second) round interviews, here’s the TeacherPort guide that should help you prepare for your teaching abroad interview. So, you’ve submitted your application and the feedback has been good: you have been successfully shortlisted for an interview for your number 1 teaching job abroad for next year. First off, it’s important to remember that any interview is a two way street. It’s a chance for the interviewer to learn more about you as a professional and as an individual, and it’s also a chance for you to learn more about your potential employer and the work environment that you may be joining. With that being said, you are the one who is interviewing for the job, so it’s important to shake any chip off your shoulder before you sit down with your potential employers.


Self-Assess/Learning. Grammar. IGCSE POETRY. Myths of learner-centred teaching and learning. Choice as critical thinking I recently received this feedback from one of the course facilitators of my Flat Classroom project after she had read some of my Units and reflections on the teaching and learning going on in them.

Myths of learner-centred teaching and learning

Reading about the rich learning environment you've created for your students was a big wow! For me because you actually use choice as a critical thinking activity and I had never thought of it in those terms. You require students to consider what choices they need to make in order to make the best possible outcome...brilliant! I have written before about the need for choice and voice in the classroom and I have really been experimenting with it this year.

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The Person Doing the Work Is Also Doing the Learning. Whenever I design lessons, conversations, professional development, or a conference session, I ask myself the following question: Who's doing the heavy lifting here?

The Person Doing the Work Is Also Doing the Learning

If the design requires me to do an extensive amount of talking, showing, and prompting, then I'm likely minimizing the retention and learning for the participant. In short, if I'm doing the work, then I'm also doing the learning. (Hat tip to a great teacher in Toledo who always says that!) My students should be the ones doing the work; I should be guiding the experience.


EE/Research Tools. 10 Interactive Lessons By Google On Digital Citizenship. 10 Interactive Lessons By Google On Digital Citizenship Added by Jeff Dunn on 2012-07-22 YouTube has a firm place in the current classroom. From Khan Academy’s videos to YouTube EDU and beyond, there’s a reason all these videos are finding a home in schools. In an effort to help keep the ball rolling, Google just launched a set of 10 interactive lessons designed to support teachers in educating students on digital citizenship.

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Media and Technology Resources for Educators. February 27, 2014 We are thrilled to announce the release of our entire Digital Literacy and Citizenship Curriculum as a set of eight interactive, multimedia iBooks Textbooks, available for free in the iBooks Store... read more March 31, 2014 Imagine … a school district that is teaching Digital Literacy and Citizenship lessons to 28,000 K-12 students, with 1,800 trained teachers.

Media and Technology Resources for Educators

Is it possible?

Future of Reading

The Underground Railroad: Escape From Slavery Student Activity.