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Are You Teaching Content Or Teaching Thought? - Are You Teaching Content, Or Teaching Thought?

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By Terry Heick. New Pedagogies for Deep Learning - The Learning Exchange. Rick Wormeli: The Right Way to Do Redos. Adapted from Fair Isn’t Always Equal: Assessing and Grading in the Differentiated Classroom by Rick Wormeli.

Rick Wormeli: The Right Way to Do Redos

Copyright © 2006, Stenhouse Publishers. All rights reserved. Cognitive Load Theory and Why Students Are Answer-Obsessed – Teaching With Problems. It’s true: math education doesn’t give a ton of attention to Sweller and cognitive load theory.

Cognitive Load Theory and Why Students Are Answer-Obsessed – Teaching With Problems

6 Powerful Learning Strategies You MUST Share with Students. How Giving Students Choice During the Day Can Create Unstoppable Learning. By Maricela Montoy-Wilson A version of this post originally ran on the Teaching Channel’s Tcher’s Voice blog.

How Giving Students Choice During the Day Can Create Unstoppable Learning

I came back from my morning run completely energized. 8 Strategies To Make Lasting Change In The Way You Teach. 8 Strategies To Make Lasting Change In The Way You Teach by TeachThought Staff You’ve likely read about something recently that caught your eye.

8 Strategies To Make Lasting Change In The Way You Teach

Game-Based Learning. A new app. A comprehensive literacy strategy. The Padagogy Wheel – It’s Not About The Apps, It’s About The Pedagogy - TeachThought PD. 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 If you ask a student what makes him or her successful in school, you probably won’t hear about some fantastic new book or video lecture series.

30 Habits Of Highly Effective Teachers

What students take away from a successful education usually centers on a personal connection with a teacher who instilled passion and inspiration for their subject. Are teachers reaching their students? The Teacher's Guide To Flipped Classrooms. Since Jonathan Bergman and Aaron Sams first experimented with the idea in their Colorado classrooms in 2004, flipped learning has exploded onto the larger educational scene.

The Teacher's Guide To Flipped Classrooms

It’s been one of the hottest topics in education for several years running and doesn’t seem to be losing steam. Basically, it all started when Bergman and Sams first came across a technology that makes it easy to record videos.

Student Engagement

A Comprehensive List of Apps and Tools to Flip your Classroom. For those of you intent on employing the flipped learning model in their instruction, we have curated a set of important web tools to help you create the appropriate flipped classroom environment for your students.

A Comprehensive List of Apps and Tools to Flip your Classroom

Check them out below and as always let us know what you think of them. Enjoy 1- Explain Everything Explain Everything is an easy-to-use design tool that lets you annotate, animate, and narrate explanations and presentations. You can create dynamic interactive lessons, activities, assessments, and tutorials using Explain Everything's flexible and integrated design. 2- Knowmia Knowmia is a great website that offers thousands of video lessons from great teachers around the world. Pedagogy and Student Behaviours #GreatTeaching. Every year should be a year of great teaching.

Pedagogy and Student Behaviours #GreatTeaching

Naming it as such is one thing but actually achieving it is another. A teacher needs to have a clear idea of what great teaching is and then determine their next step towards it. 4 Amazingly Easy Steps to Engage Learners: Infographic. Classroom Management and the Flipped Class. Editor's Note:This post was co-authored by Aaron Sams, CEO of Sams Learning Designs, LLC and founding member of the Flipped Learning Network.

Classroom Management and the Flipped Class

Let's face it. We teachers spend far too much time and energy trying to keep students quiet so that they can listen to us. We have taken countless courses and workshops on classroom management in our careers, and it seems that the underpinning goal of classroom management is for teachers to keep kids quiet so that they can learn. Skype in the Classroom - Skype in the classroom. Creating the Conditions for Student Motivation. Editor's Note: This piece was adapted from Building a Community of Self-Motivated Learners: Strategies to Help Students Thrive in School and Beyond by Larry Ferlazzo, available March 21, 2015 from Routledge. There are three things to remember about education. The first is motivation. The second one is motivation. The third one is motivation. (former U.S. When students feel more motivated to learn, they perform better academically (PDF, 253KB), improve classroom behavior, and gain a higher sense of self-esteem.

How can we respond effectively to this motivation crisis? Conditions for Growth. How To Use A Rubric Without Stifling Creativity. How To Use A Rubric Without Stifling Creativity by Grant Wiggins, Ph.D, Authentic Education It was not that long ago when I did a workshop where the staff from the Dodge Foundation (who were funding my work at the time) took me aside at the break because they were concerned with my constant use of a term that they had never heard of – rubric.

Those of us promoting their use over the past 20 years can now smile and take satisfaction in the fact that the term is now familiar and the use of rubrics is commonplace world-wide. Alas, as I wrote in my last post, as with other good ideas, there has been some stupidification of this tool. I have seen unwise use of rubrics and countless poorly-written ones: invalid criteria, unclear descriptors, lack of parallelism across scores, etc.

Consider how a valid rubric is born. Cast as a process, the rubric is not the first thing generated, therefore; it is one of the last things generated in the original anchoring process. Say What? 5 Ways to Get Students to Listen. Ah, listening, the neglected literacy skill. I know when I was a high school English teacher this was not necessarily a primary focus; I was too busy honing the more measurable literacy skills -- reading, writing, and speaking. But when we think about career and college readiness, listening skills are just as important. This is evidenced by the listening standards found in the Common Core and also the integral role listening plays in collaboration and communication, two of the four Cs of 21st century learning.

20% Time In My Classroom. I'm really excited to get started with my 20 Time set up in my classroom. I've talked to teachers in my department and many of them said they are going to find a way to use in their class for the second semester. I've used tons of great resources to make this happen and have tweaked things to make it fit my teaching style and my students. My students are Grade 10 Honors English. Here are some of the big bullet points for #GP20Time. Learning from mistakes.