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Mini trainings - Teach Like a Champion

Check back soon. Cold Call has the potential to get more students doing more of the cognitive work. It's a truly powerful technique. But it's only effective if it's positive. Learn how to ensure the culture of Cold Call in your classroom is a positive one. Moodle. Mindfulness in the Classroom. Mindfulness in the classroom, sometimes called “contemplative pedagogy,” involves teaching methods designed to cultivate deepened awareness, concentration, and insight.

Mindfulness in the Classroom

The Pedagogical Role of Mindfulness Mindfulness and contemplation fosters additional ways of knowing that complement the rational methods of traditional liberal arts education. As Tobin Hart states, “Inviting the contemplative simply includes the natural human capacity for knowing through silence, looking inward, pondering deeply, beholding, witnessing the contents of our consciousness…. Transformative Teachers Webinars. Context Specific Teacher Education 22 April Simon Dunton and Rachael Clarke focus on context-specific continued professional development, e.g.

Transformative Teachers Webinars

Craving connection: the cost of social isolation - Lucy Blakemore. In his podcast interview for HBR Ideacast, Vivek Murthy describes loneliness as “the feeling that the connections that we need in life are greater than the social connections that we’re experiencing right now”.

Craving connection: the cost of social isolation - Lucy Blakemore

Even before COVID-19 introduced the concept of ‘social distancing’, research suggested that up to 25% of the population in some countries is experiencing loneliness, with potentially damaging impacts on both physical and mental health. The two mindmaps below bring together notes from Vivek’s interview, as well as a recently published report by Discover AI, a UK-based company specialising in machine learning and AI.

Five Pillars For My Online Classroom. Like many around the globe, I’m preparing to move from face to face to online teaching.

Five Pillars For My Online Classroom

In the state of Alabama, where I teach, this will last until at least the end of this school year (May). I’ve received a lot of assistance from educators online and I actually feel somewhat comfortable from the ed tech side of teaching online. The Learning Scientists. Cookies Policy. 10 things every teacher educator should know and be able to do.

The emergent interest in evidence-informed teaching has, inevitably, led to a growing discussion about the implications this has for how we teach our teachers to teach.

10 things every teacher educator should know and be able to do

Here, Faye Craster, Director of Teacher Development at Teach First, considers what an evidence- informed framework might look like for teacher training and preparation. Training teachers to be the best they can be as quickly as possible is arguably one of the biggest levers for improving education in any country. In England, around 25,000 teachers begin initial teacher training (ITT) each year and this requires around the same number of teacher educators(1) working to support them. There are many different routes into teaching and Teach First – a charity which recruits and trains teachers and places them in schools in disadvantaged areas, with the aim of achieving an equal education for all children – works with nearly 2000 school mentors, 160 of our own expert teacher educators and around 100 university tutors. 1. Cultivating Mindfulness in the Classroom, Tips. Cultivating Mindfulness in the Classroom Why is practicing mindful attention important for students?

Cultivating Mindfulness in the Classroom, Tips

When students can mindfully pay attention and focus for longer, they are more engaged in school and can attend to instruction for sustained periods. They are less likely to get distracted and miss important information. Mindfulness also helps moderate extreme attention tendencies such as obsessiveness, hyperactivity, lack of concentration, and apathy (pp. 35–36). How does stress negatively impact the body?

Breathing exercises reduce stress and lower one’s heart rate. Delta Module One preparation course on ELT Concourse: index. This page serves as an introduction and contains: An introduction and task to familiarise you with the delta Module One examination.

Delta Module One preparation course on ELT Concourse: index

Advice on how much time to devote to the course and when to do it. What support there is and what the course involves. Information on how the course is organised. Engaging Students Online – ANU Online Coffee Courses. More and more material is being put online for students to use, but are they engaging with it?

Engaging Students Online – ANU Online Coffee Courses

It’s a common scenario for discussion forums to remain empty, and for teachers to be unsure if students are using the material they are putting online. How can you foster student activity, conversation, and engagement in your online courses? This coffee course will discuss strategies for encouraging and facilitating student engagement in your course sites. Training, Tips and Lesson Plans.

Home - Learning and Teaching at Navitas. Blog. Improving Teaching. Centre for Teaching Excellence. A lesson plan is the instructor’s road map of what students need to learn and how it will be done effectively during the class time.

Centre for Teaching Excellence

Then, you can design appropriate learning activities and develop strategies to obtain feedback on student learning. Having a carefully constructed lesson plan for each 3-hour lesson allows you to enter the classroom with more confidence and maximizes your chance of having a meaningful learning experience with your students. A successful lesson plan addresses and integrates three key components: Learning Objectives Learning activities Assessment to check for student understanding A lesson plan provides you with a general outline of your teaching goals, learning objectives, and means to accomplish them, and is by no means exhaustive. Before Class: Steps for preparing a lesson plan Listed below are 6 steps for preparing your lesson plan before your class. 1. Barefoot TEFL Teacher. Do’s and Don’ts For Teaching One-to-One Online (with Alex Li) — TEFL Training Institute.

Ross Thorburn: Hi, everyone. Welcome back to the TEFL Training Institute Podcast. I'm Ross Thorburn. Again, this week, we are doing something coronavirus‑related. We're talking about teaching language online. 12 building blocks to use learning technologies effectively – Building Block 1: Activating relevant prior knowledge. Mirjam Neelen & Paul A. Kirschner The world is in the grip of the corona virus. The 7 habits of highly effective lesson plans - Peps Mccrea - Medium. Every year for the last six years, I’ve worked with over 50 teachers to help them become outstanding planners and teachers.

This is what I’ve learned: Lesson planning is the development of a set of habits of thought, not the filling in of a lesson plan template.Some habits have more impact than others.Anyone can learn to be a highly effective lesson planner. You just have to identify, practise and improve those habits which make the most difference in your context. So the big question is: which ‘habits of thought’ have the greatest impact? Cue the 7 habits of highly effective lesson plan(ner)s: Chasing motivation: Action research in a university ESL setting. Share this..... by Henno Kotzé and Ceara McManus As teachers of ESL and EAP in a university language centre in Australia, we often find that many of our students are not motivated to use English beyond the classroom. Because many are in nearly monocultural classes, they often revert to their first language with their classmates as soon as they leave school and miss out on valuable opportunities to be involved with their local English-speaking communities and to practice and apply the English from the classroom further.

Ceara had previously done research on the benefits of goal-setting to improve motivation and using English within the local community (McManus, 2015), while Henno had done research on the benefits of game-based learning on motivation (see, for example, Burguillo, 2010, Dickey, 2011, and Harris & Reid, 2005). We were aware that motivation played a significant role in driving students to use English and engage with their different communities beyond the classroom. ELT Buzz – All the "buzz", news, products, people, resources related to English language teaching. Digitalliteracies. Dimensions of an effective leader. Viviane Robinson, The University of Auckland and Visiting Professor, London Centre for Leadership in Learning, Institute of Education.