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“If I was going to design the perfect environment for a person not to learn, I would design a classroom,” explained Dr.
After seeing Khan at TED , Thrun dusted off a PowerPoint presentation he’d put together in 2007. Back then he had begun envisioning a YouTube for education, a for-profit startup that would allow students to discover and take courses from top professors.
While increasing participation is an obvious goal in courses that include frequent discussions and small-group work, it is also important in a lecture course. In short, if only a few students participate by volunteering answers, asking questions, or contributing to discussions, class sessions become to some extent a lost opportunity to assess and promote learning. You can improve student participation in your course by devoting time and thought to shaping the environment and planning each class session.
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Alexandria, VA (3/1/12)— ASCD , a global leader in providing programs, products, and services that empower educators to support the success of each learner, is pleased to announce it has made a variety of free professional development content available on the new iTunes U. “ASCD is delighted to offer our wealth of multimedia content to educators through the new iTunes U,” said ASCD Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer Dr. Gene R.
Welcome to week three of Edutopia's New Teacher Academy blog series! I'm excited to be here with you sharing my passion to support and mentor new teachers. I hope that you will stay with us as we continue to look at five key topics designed to provide resources for new teachers in five key areas.
The Exit Slip strategy is used to help students process new concepts, reflect on information learned, and express their thoughts about new information. This strategy requires students to respond to a prompt given by the teacher, and is an easy way to incorporate writing into many different content areas. Furthermore, the Exit Slip strategy is an informal assessment that will allow educators to adapt and differentiate their planning and instruction.
Published Online: February 28, 2012 Published in Print: February 29, 2012, as Going Beyond Gutenberg and Skinner
Post submitted by Whole Child Blogger Matt Swift At ASCD's Fall Conference in October, educator Mary McDonough used a variety of techniques while explaining the importance of formative assessment in standard-based grading. During her session, "Formative Assessment: Linchpin for Standards-Based Grading," McDonough had attendees share their own experiences and discuss the topic amongst themselves and presented a slide show with everything from detailed instructions to cartoons that related to her presentation.
Published Online: December 20, 2011 By Wendi Pillars Premium article access courtesy of Education Week Teacher .
Judy Willis: Hi, I'm Judy Willis and I am a neurologist. I've been a neurologist for 15 years and after the 15 years my patient practice really changed.
New research on educational neuroscience tells us how kids learn -- and how you should teach. Credit: iStockphoto
After hearing about all the hoopla surrounding Pinterest (1) , I decided to check it out and see if it had any value to me as an educator. Up until this point I really didn't have a clue as to what it was all about except that it was a social media tool that functioned like an electronic bulletin board.
Just as there is an art to effective classroom instruction, there is a related but specialized art to building a good staff development program. Stenhouse books and videos are most effective when used as part of a sustained PD course of study. Whether you are an experienced staff developer, an administrator, or a beginning literacy coach, you’ll find a number of useful resources in this section of our website.