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What do author Dan Pink and Professor of Education Mary Renck Jalongo have in common? A studied and compelling interest in motivation--and what both inspires and sustains it. Taken together, their core concepts and principles place motivation squarely in the center of learning and creativity. And while they approach motivation from very different contexts--Pink from the world of business and Jalongo from the world of children's education--they offer surprisingly complementary explanations of the nature of motivation--and, equally important, wonderfully complementary answers to the fundamental question: What motivates us to learn?
These Technologies Are Changing Education. Are You Familiar With Them? It’s been nearly two and half years since the publication of the first “ 10 internet technologies that educators should be informed about ” article on this site and given the fast paced evolution of technology it’s time for an update. The start of new school year is the perfect time to refresh this list! Below you will find updated information for 5 of the technologies from the original posting, and 5 new technologies that have earned their rightful place in the list (displacing 5 other types of tech, that while still worthy, are not quite as relevant today, IMHO) . This is not intended to be a definitive listing, but rather an informed resource that provides insights and raises awareness.
When Josh Stumpenhorst started teaching sixth-grade language arts and social studies eight years ago at Lincoln Junior High School in Naperville, he'd give out late slips and detentions when students didn't turn in their homework on time. He doesn't do that anymore. Stumpenhorst has become a convert to what he calls student-directed learning. "Kids aren't motivated by grades. They're motivated by learning," he said. "They're naturally curious.
Recently I took part in a 3-way Skype podcast recording for TeacherCast.ne t , which was hosted by Jeff Bradbury, who is based in Philadelphia, USA. My co-panellist was Mark Greentree , who was speaking from Sydney, Australia. One of the scheduled questions which we never got around to addressing was: What should a parent expect from a teacher in the 21st Century?
Online August 2011 | Volume 68 Best of Educational Leadership 2010–2011 Pages 10-15 The best homework tasks exhibit five characteristics. First, the task has a clear academic purpose, such as practice, checking for understanding, or applying knowledge or skills. Second, the task efficiently demonstrates student learning.
The Internet has problems. Technorati says there are 50 million weblogs, and as you can see, it's going up. This is overwhelming.
Flickr: Nina Hale By Amanda Stupi Competition. The word conjures images of people pushing and shoving, trash talking, the exulted winner standing above a field of downtrodden losers.
Welcome to our unique project-based learning site. Here you can a) do sustained inquiry on extended problems and projects b) get background knowledge on its theory and use in classrooms, and c) revisit generic teaching concepts.
"The depth of your observations from last night is still resonating with me. I'm trying to think of another interview I've given where the questioner understood the material so well that he/she so regularly (and fluidly) went into new intellectual territory. I can't think of any. Pretty amazing.