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Security Check Required. Home. First News for Schools. Choose your own adventure at the ASMS. Home. Four Inventive Games That Show Us the Future of Learning. Online Courses. In collaboration with HGSE’s Programs in Professional Education, Project Zero is proud to offer online, 12-week courses developed by PZ researchers.

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These courses are carefully crafted to help participants put PZ ideas into practice and are designed to be taken in teams. If you would like to receive information about the courses, click here to provide us your name and email address. For more information about specific courses please visit the links below. Cultures of Thinking: Learning to Leverage the Eight Forces that Shape the Culture of Groups, Classrooms, and SchoolsEffective teaching takes more than good planning and instructional design; it also requires attention to the culture of the classroom. Classroom Eye Candy: A Flexible-Seating Paradise. Several weeks ago, I posted an article on my Facebook page about student fidgeting and the advantages of flexible seating.

Classroom Eye Candy: A Flexible-Seating Paradise

One teacher who commented was high school teacher Rebecca Malmquist, who described her own flexible classroom: “I have taken all the conventional desks out and replaced them with mostly tables and a number of different kinds of chairs; I’ve used garage sales and the generosity of friends to furnish my room this way. My classroom looks like a college apartment. But I also build in transitions every 15 minutes or so that require movement (to get into groups, turn something in, write on a paper-covered wall, etc). School Gardens Take the Classroom Outside. This story is part of a short series on innovative ways teachers are rethinking the traditional lesson plan.

School Gardens Take the Classroom Outside

What’s one that resonated with you or the student in your life? Tell us about it: As class got under way on a recent fall morning, the first-graders Jessica Brimley teaches at Los Cerritos Elementary in Long Beach, California, still hadn’t mastered the concept of estimation. StarPower - Use & Abuse of Power, Leadership & Diversity - Simulation Training Systems. What happens in StarPower?

StarPower - Use & Abuse of Power, Leadership & Diversity - Simulation Training Systems

Participants have a chance to progress from one level of society to another by acquiring wealth through trading with other participants. Once the society is established, the group with the most wealth is given the right to make the rules for the game. The power group generally makes rules which maintain or increase its power and which those being governed consider to be unfair. This generally results in some sort of rebellion by the other members of the society. Capital - This is the real reason new graduates can’t get hired. For Catherine Nguyen-Cat, the struggle to find a job has been “mostly a confidence issue”.

Capital - This is the real reason new graduates can’t get hired

The University of Westminster graduate sent out more than 100 CVs to UK employers and has been called in for 16 interviews, including three group presentation exercises. Unfortunately, she said, she often was more reserved than other applicants and didn't make much of an impression. Do they really have much tangible experience? For an advertising job recently, she said, the recruiters “told me I was a strong team player during the group assessment, but that I didn’t have an individual moment where I talked a lot and showed I was passionate about the ideas we were presenting”. Having studied animation in school, the 23-year-old Londoner broadened her search this year to also include design and illustration work. Finally this month, she landed a job with a small luggage and handbag designer. “I’m excited, but also nervous,” she said. Capital - This is the real reason new graduates can’t get hired.

6 Storytelling Apps That Get English Language Learners Talking. For English language learners (ELLs) in the classroom, speaking English in front of others — particularly native speakers — can cause tremendous anxiety.

6 Storytelling Apps That Get English Language Learners Talking

In fact, the dread of speaking can actually interfere with students’ ability to learn. Even with the most well-planned, immersive, real-world learning opportunities, the brains of students with high anxiety won’t be receptive to learning, according to Stephen Krashen’s “Affective Filter Hypothesis” (and the brain research that supports it). Teaching Peace in Elementary School. Photo FOR years, there has been a steady stream of headlines about the soaring mental health needs of college students and their struggles with anxiety and lack of resilience.

Teaching Peace in Elementary School

Now, a growing number of educators are trying to bolster emotional competency not on college campuses, but where they believe it will have the greatest impact: in elementary schools. In many communities, elementary teachers, guidance counselors and administrators are embracing what is known as social and emotional learning, or S.E.L., a process through which people become more aware of their feelings and learn to relate more peacefully to others. Feeling left out? Rethinking Teacher Supervision and Evaluation. Global Issues Network Official Page. Cambodia Initiative. Monash SEED’s Cambodia Impact Trip is a grassroots project aimed at fostering financial literacy in Thnal Dach, a rural Cambodian village located 45 minutes from Siem Reap city.

Cambodia Initiative

We aim to bridge the gap between villagers with limited financial literacy, and the loan products & services provided by Cambodian microfinance institutions. We do this by providing primary and high school students with financial education, in order to encourage informed monetary decisions in the future. The program involves Monash students reviewing and developing financial education programs that are implemented in 4-6 week impact trips to Thnal Dach village in January and July each year. In order to develop relevant programs, we liaise with our local consultant Hak Hort, the director of our partner organisation Volunteer and Village Help in Cambodia. More information on our short-term, long-term goals and impact trip outcomes to come! A venture capitalist searches for the purpose of school. Here’s what he found.

(iStock) Ted Dintersmith is a highly successful venture capitalist and father of two who is devoting most of his time, energy and part of of his personal fortune to education-related initiatives that call for a radical remaking of what and how students learn.

A venture capitalist searches for the purpose of school. Here’s what he found.

He organized, funded and produced the documentary “Most Likely To Succeed,” which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2015. He, along with co-author Tony Wagner, recently released a book titled “Most Likely To Succeed: Preparing Our Kids for the Innovation Era.” Teens Show Off Engineering Mettle With Pasta Bridge Competition. Imagine having to build a bridge — a strong bridge — out of nothing but epoxy and spaghetti.

Teens Show Off Engineering Mettle With Pasta Bridge Competition

Yeah, hard. Just ask one of the 160 high schoolers who recently finished Engineering Innovation, a rigorous, monthlong summer camp run by Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore and a handful of other cities. They didn’t just have to imagine it; they had to do it. Students come from all over the world to get what is, for many, their first real taste of engineering in the classroom. The idea behind the program is simple: Give students a chance to explore complex ideas using remarkably simple tools. A Kindergarten Designed to Let Kids Be Kids. Architect Takaharu Tezuka observes that “children love running in circles.”

That’s why he designed this Tokyo kindergarten in the round, with a roof that is basically one big running track, but low enough so kids can easily be seen from the ground. Register at 12manage. Principal's Training Center for International School Leadership - Membership Benefits & Overview. Join our community of learnersPTC School Membership is open to any international school. Why Join? Member School Benefits. 10 Characteristics Of A Highly Effective Learning Environment. 10 Characteristics Of A Highly Effective Learning Environment by Terry Heick Wherever we are, we’d all like to think our classrooms are “intellectually active” places. Teacher Recommended: 50 Favorite Classroom Apps. Educators and students are quickly becoming more comfortable with classroom technology, allowing them to shift from thinking about the technical side of integrating a new tool to focusing on how it improves learning.

While the sheer number of education apps is still overwhelming, increasingly teachers have found what works for them and are sticking to them. “The conversations I had were radically different than they were a year ago,” said Michelle Luhtala, the librarian for New Canaan High School and host of an Emerging Tech webinar on edWeb. She tapped her professional learning network of educators, teaching all grades and located all over the country, to share their favorite tech tools.

Home. The Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) is an independent statutory authority that will improve the learning of all young Australians through world-class school curriculum, assessment and reporting. ACSA Australia. The Australian Curriculum Coalition (ACC) began in 2010, following on from the work of the Curriculum Standing Committee of National Education Professional Associations (CSCNEPA), which first met in February 2007. The ACC is formed by representatives of national education professional associations, including: Home - Interactive Now - Vol. 5: Lessons and Activities for the Elementary Music Classroom: Phyllis Thomas: 9781429126922: Books. Université Tsinghua - Pékin - Enseignement supérieur. Wish List: Piecing Together an Ideal School From the Ground Up. It started as an effort to shine a spotlight on creative schools and teaching practices all over the country and became the inspiration for a new school.

Three teachers, Michelle Healy, Brooke Peters and Todd Sutler, started out on a year-long journey they called The Odyssey Initiative to visit a list of schools they’d put together based on recommendations from education professors, journalists, and other teachers. Renaud Margry - Amazing Invention - Flow: Honey on Tap... Designing, Building and Iterating Alongside Engineering Professionals. The design and engineering process is an important part of the Next Generation Science Standards, but it can be difficult for teachers to work in challenges that feel authentic and relevant in the real world. Request for Proposals for School-Based Research on Character Development. Photographic education for all. Image copyright Jonathan Worth. How Games Lead Kids to the Good Stuff: Understanding Context. Best Childrens Books / Picture Books. This page lists fun, clever books on math for kids.

What Would Be a Radically Different Vision of School? Golden wattle seeds. Video-Enabled Professional Learning Platform For Teachers. Comment: A typical week of school lunch for kids in Paris vs. New York. Popular opinion would have it that French kids are superior to American ones in many ways. Canadian inventor tests new prototype of record-setting hoverboard. Scaffolding Critical Thinking For 4th Graders. Can students learn the Common Core through gaming? More schools are working to integrate the arts into classroom learning. Coaching parents on toddler talk to address word gap. How Transparency Can Transform School Culture. Watch App Uses Kids' Obsession With Phones to Teach Coding. Home.

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Can We Talk About Sustained Silent Reading? Turning a Web Design Class Into a Small Business. BoomWriter: For Students Who Think They Hate Writing. If Grades don't Advance Learning, Why Do We Give Them? 3 Classroom Tools to Measure Student Learning. Active Learning Classrooms: Everyone is engaged! Audience Response Solutions. 5 Games and Apps That Build Math and English Skills. Getting Excited About Engineering with Super-Awesome Sylvia. The Void is better than anyone imagined. ?enterprise_product=GOOGLE.

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Are Classroom Decorations Too Distracting For Young Students? Case Studies. Sony VPL-VW600ES Native 4K Projector Review. The Characteristics Of A Good School. 15 Wonderful Activities You Can Do With Your Kids That Will Make You The Coolest Parent Ever. Learn how to code by playing a game. Google Computer Science for High School.

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