Homework can be particularly frustrating because it takes place outside of your presence. Once you send your students off for the day, they’re on their own—with only the faintest echo of your voice imploring them to get it done. Furthermore, they may have soccer practice, music lessons, family responsibilities, and other obstacles standing between them and a time and place to concentrate. They may have a chaotic home life, a barking dog next door, or their favorite video game blaring from the living room television. They may even be left to their own devices, with no suitable place to sit down or anyone to see to their basic needs.
“These aren’t the droids you’re looking for.” -Obi-Wan Kenobi There exists a quiet cadre of teachers who can take over any classroom—out-of-control, disrespectful, or otherwise—and get the students under control, quiet, and working within minutes. They have a certain presence about them, a certain unmistakable quality or vibe that reverberates from one student to the next, signaling that business is no longer usual. How To Have Jedi-Like Classroom Management Powers
#StuVoice Finland Shares the ‘Characteristics of an Effective Teacher’ Fair, Dedicated, and Inspiring. Nice to meet you! I am Maria Puolakkainen, an outgoing high school student from Helsinki, Finland. I am a dedicated student and my principle academic interests center around politics, economics, and philosophy. I am also passionate about languages; with English and Finnish as my first languages, I am fluent in French and am a beginner in Swedish and Italian.
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Student Peter Boyce(By Charles Tsai) “It’s crazy that in a system that is meant to teach and help the youth there is no voice from the youth at all.” That’s the opening line in a video called “If students designed their own schools,” about The Independent Project, a high school semester designed and implemented entirely by students. What did it look like? If students designed their own school… it would look like this
If you're really committed to eliminating the sage on the stage, give up the stage. Stick some student desks right up front against the whiteboard, see what happens. I did, it is quite interesting. This past September I viewed the following video. Physical Space Influences Teaching and Learning - Miles' Tomes
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Goal 8: Rethink Student Behavior & Classroom Management #30Goals Posted by Shelly Terrell on Wednesday, February 9th 2011 Goal 8 of The 30 Goals Challenge 2011 Goal
Goal #3: Ask a Learner #30goals Posted by Shelly Terrell on Monday, January 30th 2012 Goal 3 of The 30 Goals Challenge 2012! Click the link to find out more about the new changes to this year’s 30 Goals Challenge for Educators! “Great teachers empathize with kids, respect them, and believe that each one has something special that can be built upon.”
Posted by Shelly Terrell on Tuesday, August 7th 2012 1st post in a new series: PLN Tips 4 Teachers and Goal 14: Carry a Conversation of The 30 Goals Challenge for Educators “Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.”~ Plato Carrying Conversations: 10 Lessons Learned from Learners
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Posted by Shelly Terrell on Friday, November 19th 2010 Part of the Cool Sites series Every Friday I am presenting free webinars thanks to American TESOL! We have an incredible time. Recently, we discussed the benefits of cooperative learning. Cooperative Learning: Effective Team Work! 20+ Resources
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Easter & Passover Get ready for fun classroom crafts: Easter and Passover are both approaching! Passover begins Friday, April 14 and Easter is Sunday, April 20. Poptropica Teaching GuidesPoptropica is one of the Internet's most popular sites for kids—and now it's available as an app for the iPad! It's not just a place to play games; each of the islands featured on the site provides a learning opportunity.
and IdeaPaint: Creating an Interactive Classroom [Video] We’re big fans of IdeaPaint, a special kind of paint that can turn anything into a dry-erase writing surface (you can read more about it here). When you combine IdeaPaint’s ability turn any wall or surface into a canvas and Evernote’s ability to capture, archive and make that surface searchable, the possibilities for turning any room into an interactive environment are endless. These two products come together in a particularly exciting way in a classroom environment, which can become a more creative and engaging place to learn. When geography teacher Mike Curta reached out to us about his plans to transform his Eisenhower High School classroom using IdeaPaint and Evernote, we knew we wanted to learn more. Throughout the school year, Mike kept us updated with his progress by sending photos and email updates about the learning environment he created and the positive results he was observing.
8 Great Websites for Smart Quotations and Sayings Quotes are a great way of adding 'a taste' to your writings. They also back ones ideas in such a way that the reader feels the professional touch all over the text. Academically speaking, students rarely use this technique in their essay writing. I am not sure whose fault it is whether it is the teachers who do not teach students how to properly use quotes or students are reluctant when it comes to memorizing and using them.