Thinking on Learning: TeachMeet Failure? Of course it is a truth universally acknowledged that an Assistant Head who has had a 'good idea' is usually to be avoided at all costs, or at least pointed in a direction where the pursuit of said idea doesn't cause too much disruption to everybody else in school who is trying to get on with their job.
With this in mind, I'm slightly dismayed to announce that I think I've had one. Or at least stolen one. I've been reading a couple of books on how professionals and organisations learn and improve, notably Adapt by 'Undercover Economist' Tim Harford and Practice Perfect by Doug Lemov. Harford argues that the most effective model of prompting positive change in organisations lies in a sort of replication of natural selection. The Grand Unified Theory of Mastery. Is this all you need to know about motivation, learning and professional development?
No, probably not. But, it is a beguilingly complete way of tying together many of the theories which have baffled and bedevilled me over the past few years. Here they all are, neatly and beautifully packaged for your convenience. Recite. Teacher Reflection. Lower the bar and raise the game Teacher reflection is a hot topic at the moment and we at IRIS Connect talk about it all the time. The 21st century pedagogy teachers should be aware of. Interpersonal learning , personalized learning, second life learning , 3d learning, collaborative learning and virtual learning , these are just some of the few buzz words you would be be reading so often in today’s educational literature.
Things have changed , old methods and pedagogies are no longer relevant. The teacher-controlled learning where pre-constructed information is presented in a formal and standardized classroom settings becomes very obsolete.
What if classrooms had no doors? by @HeatherLeatt, School Improvement Adviser. The 21st Century Skills Teachers Should Have. Technology advancements have touched every facet of life including education.
This latter has been radically transformed and teachers who do not use social media and educational technology in their teaching no longer fit in the new system.That’s why every educator and teacher should reconsider certain values and principles . Today I am sharing with you two short videos that will hopefully change what some think about teaching. The following videos are among the top educative videos online . Watch this first one minute 40 seconds video to see the negative side of some teachers. Negative version of when i become a teacher So if you want to fit in the system and develop professionally then this is how to do it . watch this short video to learn more. positive version of when i become a teacher The 21st century teachers are characterized by certain holistic and student centered features , some of them are summarized below . The risk taker : The Collaborator : The model :
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Teachers use Twitter as their preferred CPD tool. Professional Pathway In a More Teacher-Driven Profession... The Universal Panacea? Afternoon CPD. TOPIC: “The Universal Panacea?
The number one shift in UK education I wish to see in my lifetime.” My panacea is a very simple idea to cure all teachers from that number one problem that stops them from doing their jobs better… What I’d like to give back to you and all teachers and schools across the land, is ‘time’! Context: Your views on the reforms for better childcare. A great WordPress.com site. How To Become A Better Presenter By Using Voki Avatars. In the foreign language classroom, it is important to bring in the four modalities (reading, writing, speaking and listening) every day. In speaking, I almost always assess students’ interpersonal skills by listening to them have conversations with others.
For the most part, my students are very comfortable with these activities and are willing to try out their language skills. Presentational speaking, however, always strikes a chord with them. We do it on occasion, but, like most disciplines it can be difficult to find the time with larger classes to do it as often as one would like. Voki.com is the perfect solution to that problem. There are several advantages to this program. Getting the scale right: attitudes before systems. After millennia of battle the surviving G’Gugvuntt and Vl’hurg realised what had actually happened, and joined forces to attack the Milky Way in retaliation.
They crossed vast reaches of space in a journey lasting thousands of years before reaching their target where they attacked the first planet they encountered, Earth. Due to a terrible miscalculation of scale the entire battle fleet was swallowed by a small dog. Douglas Adam’s Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy I love this Hitch-hiker’s Guide story. How often do we misjudge the relative impact of different actions or the level of effort involved compared to the outcomes? 1. Short-term accountability pressures force us to be diverted from thinking about the heart of our business: the quality of teacher-student relationships and interactions.