10 Tips for New Teachers #Podcast – George Couros. As a new school year is upon us in North America, I wanted to revisit this post on “10 Tips for New Teachers” from August 2018.
Hopefully, the ideas I share are applicable to someone new into the profession, or at any stage. You can watch the podcast on YouTube, or listen on Soundcloud, Spotify, or Apple Podcasts. I fell upon this article by Jennifer Gonzalez (known all over the world for her excellent site, “The Cult of Pedagogy”) advising new teachers. It was a great read and reminded me a lot of my ups and downs as a beginning teacher. Here is the thing about teaching: If you are passionate about what you do, it never really becomes “easy.” But starting, there are some things I figured out, and there are things I wished I knew back then, that might be helpful for others entering the profession, or maybe even switching schools.
Here are some of those suggestions. 1. One other tip…Don’t judge people or staff that you don’t connect with right away. 2. Don’t hesitate. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. How Can We Make the Most of Synchronous and Asynchronous Time in Distance Learning? As we look forward to the fall in which many schools will continue in a distance learning model to begin the year, we know that the Herculean effort that has been referred to as emergency remote learning taught us a lot about how we might better design learning experiences in the fall both in person and in a remote or distance learning model.
One of the most important perspectives that should inform next steps is that of the students. YouthTruth surveyed over 40,000 students and the first finding of the report is: Only half of students said their teachers give them assignments that really help them learn and 39 percent said they learn a lot every day.YouthTruth Student Survey The report highlights student perspectives on what worked and what was challenging: To better understand the variance in student experiences I want to shared three examples of the approaches I saw to help us think about how we can intentionally design more authentic and empowering learning models in the fall.
15 Fixes for Broken Grades. In other words, it takes Amy and Colleen a day or two to completely master a concept, and each of their 3 assessments reflect this.
Steven, however, struggles on his first two assessments, but by the third, has clearly mastered the concept. According to Fix 14, their level of achievement is the same. Here is our penultimate video installment: Steven's commentary: Colleen and I have offered reassessments the past couple of years to students. Students and parents have sometimes had issues when we said that their new "score" would replace the old one.
PBIS. Educational Spanish Speaking Resources. Communications Courses. The Real Cost of Vaping. Join a Game. Attendance. STEM. Copy of School Resources & Links. All our free courses. AP European History Timeline. Kids Stuff. The Best Online Learning Simulation Games & Interactives — Help Me Find More. As I mentioned earlier this week, I’m doing some research and writing on the idea of “transfer of learning.”
As part of that research, I’ve been exploring online simulations that could “transfer” learning to different situations students might realistically encounter in classes or outside of school. I’ve posted about quite a few of them over the year, and you can find them on various “The Best” lists, but I don’t have one dedicated list to them. I thought it was time to create one. I did a quick and dirty search of my Best lists (particularly The Best Places To Read & Write “Choose Your Own Adventure” Stories) to identify a number of them, and have them listed below.
It’s by no means exhaustive (I know there are a lot of science-oriented ones out there, as well as others that connect math to concrete “real-world” situations), though, and I’m hoping readers will contribute more. Here goes: Move or Die Ambition 1Ambition 2Ambition 3Ambition 4Ambition 5Ambition 6Ambition 7Ambition 8Ambition 10. SPENT.
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