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9 Elephants in the (Class)Room That Should “Unsettle” Us. 19 1Share.

9 Elephants in the (Class)Room That Should “Unsettle” Us

Blog. Almost six years ago, I wrote a piece for Huffington Post titled "My Kids Are Illiterate.


Most Likely, Yours Are Too. " (Nothing too provocative there, right?) My point was not that my kids couldn't read or write or do basic math. School had done a decent job of making that happen. Instead, my point was that "literacy" is now much more than reading, writing, and being able to do basic math. Teach Above the Test2.pdf. Encouraging the Einstein and Edison in Everyone. The 21st century will require solutions that are fashioned differently from how the problems were made.

Encouraging the Einstein and Edison in Everyone

The solutions of this century will come from creative people who are willing to look at doing things differently. As such, the future will need more Albert Einsteins and Thomas Edisons -- and by the way, there is a bit of them in all of us. Here are some ways to nurture both in all of your students. Harvesting a Bumper Crop of Ideas When in comes to creativity, there are two schools of thought to consider. Sweet Porridge. I Flip, You Flip, We All Flip. The Flipped Classroom. Innovative Educators Aotearoa – Communauté – Google+

Dysgraphia And Visual Literacy - ABCdraw. Modern Learning Environments – the underlying philosophy to success. Modern Learning Environments (MLE) are all the talk in educational circles right now.

Modern Learning Environments – the underlying philosophy to success

Schools, around the world, are knocking out walls and creating bright stimulating classrooms with multi purpose furniture and giving students access to technology. Finland schools: Subjects are out and ‘topics’ are in as country reforms its education system - Europe. For years, Finland has been the by-word for a successful education system, perched at the top of international league tables for literacy and numeracy.

Finland schools: Subjects are out and ‘topics’ are in as country reforms its education system - Europe

Only far eastern countries such as Singapore and China outperform the Nordic nation in the influential Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) rankings. Politicians and education experts from around the world – including the UK – have made pilgrimages to Helsinki in the hope of identifying and replicating the secret of its success. Dyslexia. Dyslexia is defined in the Webster’s Concise Dictionary as “an impairment or loss of the ability to read”.


It comes from the Greek “dys” meaning bad, difficult or defective and , “lexis” meaning speech, or lexicos pertaining to words. Most simply put dyslexia is a significant, persistent difficulty with reading, spelling and writing skills in a child, adolescent or adult of normal intelligence. LD OnLine: The world's leading website on learning disabilities and ADHD. QuestionTemplates.pdf. Resources and Downloads for SEL Classroom Management. Links to useful matrices and tools.


Genius Hour. Future Orientated & 21st Century learning and school examples. Assessment For Learning. Elementary Teach Differentiated Instruction. Bloom's 'Digital' Taxonomy - Printable Reference Table. Rich Media - Part 3: Rich Media in Practice. SOLO taxonomy explained using Lego. KB...Konnected.

TED Radio Hour. The Five Habits of Creative Teachers - Education Week Teacher. Published Online: August 19, 2014.

The Five Habits of Creative Teachers - Education Week Teacher

Five Habits of Highly Creative Teachers. Life beyond the dairy. What is dyslexia? - Kelli Sandman-Hurley. Nigel Latta, Series 1, Episode 2. The Periodic Table Of How Kids Play. The Science Behind Graduating A Class With Majority Women Engineers. Celebrating confusion. How can we encourage our students (and ourselves) to embrace confusion?

Celebrating confusion

Kineret Yardena Confusion is the first stage of growing new awareness. It is a sign that we’re learning something new, stretching our minds and changing our neural patterns in some vital way. Play as pedagogy - Early Learning. " Education is what the child does in order to is not about pouring information into an empty vessel.

Play as pedagogy - Early Learning

" David Attenborough, Enough Rope, ABC TV June 16th, 2008 Learning through play. How the Maker Movement Is Moving into Classrooms. The Maker movement is a unique combination of artistry, circuitry, and old-fashioned craftsmanship.

How the Maker Movement Is Moving into Classrooms

Certainly, learning by doing or "making" has been happening since our ancestors refined the wheel. 4 Characteristics Of Learning Leaders. 4 Characteristics Of A Learning Leader by Stewart Hase, Heutagogy of Community Practice Writing is always a learning experience for me. It forces greater clarity. In addition, the tranquility of the unique Australian bush setting in which I am currently sitting, miles from anywhere, provides a perfect environment for learning. Isaac Asimov on the Thrill of Lifelong Learning, Science vs. Religion, and the Role of Science Fiction in Advancing Society. By Maria Popova “It’s insulting to imply that only a system of rewards and punishments can keep you a decent human being.”

Isaac Asimov was an extraordinary mind and spirit — the author of more than 400 science and science fiction books and a tireless advocate of space exploration, he also took great joy in the humanities (and once annotated Lord Byron’s epic poem “Don Juan”), championed humanism over religion, and celebrated the human spirit itself (he even wrote young Carl Sagan fan mail). Like many of the best science fiction writers, he was as exceptional at predicting the future as he was at illuminating some of the most timeless predicaments of the human condition. In a 1988 interview with Bill Moyers, found in Bill Moyers: A World of Ideas (public library) — the same remarkable tome that gave us philosopher Martha Nussbaum on how to live with our human fragility — Asimov explores several subjects that still stir enormous cultural concern and friction.

Mantle of the Guide Notes: This section has been designed to organise the growing number of Mantle of the Expert frames into a consistent format which can be easily explored. The planning it contains has been invented and used in class by practicing teachers and categorised according to the key stages in the National Curriculum. As a point of note, if you are thinking of using a frame it is a good idea to look at corresponding KS’s since many frames are suitable for more than one age range.Contributions: As a community we welcome contributions from all teachers exploring MoE, however inexperienced.

If you have designed a frame you would like to share with other teachers then please fill in our planning form, return it by email and we will happily add it to the site. Copy of Campfires, Caves and Waterholes by Charlotte McCullough on Prezi. Oct04_invited. Editor’s Note: The second invited paper for 2004 comes from David Thornburg, a futurist and philosopher whose insights have guided corporations and governments for over a quarter of a century. Dr. Thornburg draws attention to the importance of storytelling to communicate concepts and culture, not only to our contemporaries, but to the next generation, His use of analogy and metaphors to clarify the role of various communication processes and environments brings us to realize that, like Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz, the answers we seek were always visible, but not necessarily understood – at least not until explained to us!

David D. Effective pedagogy / The New Zealand Curriculum. Teacher actions promoting student learning While there is no formula that will guarantee learning for every student in every context, there is extensive, well-documented evidence about the kinds of teaching approaches that consistently have a positive impact on student learning. This evidence tells us that students learn best when teachers: create a supportive learning environment encourage reflective thought and action enhance the relevance of new learning facilitate shared learning make connections to prior learning and experience provide sufficient opportunities to learn inquire into the teaching–learning relationship.

Creating a supportive learning environment. Teacher Appreciation Week: Ideas. Are you searching for new ways to show your teachers how much you appreciate their efforts? Education World's "Principal Files" principals share some things they have done to show their appreciation. EDtalks. What's the best way to assess the impact of fli. Check out the article Report: Interest in Flipped Classrooms Surpasses Other Digital Learning Trends -- THE Journal. I found the results of this report to be surprising-- Search results. How a Radical New Teaching Method Could Unleash a Generation of Geniuses.

The Classroom Experiment (Ep.1) Where Learning Happens. What is PISA and what do the results say about New Zealand schools? What Students Remember Most About Teachers. Dear Young Teacher Down the Hall, A unique teacher imparts real life lessons. Quest is fun, be nosey: Tristan Pang at TEDxYouth@Auckland. Think, Pair, Share. What is Think, Pair, Share?

Think-Pair-Share is a strategy designed to provide students with "food for thought" on a given topics enabling them to formulate individual ideas and share these ideas with another student. It is a learning strategy developed by Lyman and associates to encourage student classroom participation. Rather than using a basic recitation method in which a teacher poses a question and one student offers a response, Think-Pair-Share encourages a high degree of pupil response and can help keep students on task. Teaching and Learning Research Initiative (TLRI)

Social Change Is The Same In Every Language. By Jess Weiner, Author, Self-Esteem Expert, Consultant, and Media Personality. Khan Academy. Salman Khan: Let's use video to reinvent education. Why Call on Just One When We Can Call on Everyone? Dr.