Collaborative Learning Collaborative Learning Building a Classroom Community Collaborative Learning Collaborative Activities Getting Everyone Involved Building a Classroom Community You will find that each of your classes carries its own dynamic and its own personality. Sometimes this will be good, sometimes it will be very frustrating. Your responsibility as an instructor is to do what you can to create an environment in which the students can learn together. What Is an Object? Object (English Grammar) An object is a noun (or pronoun) that is governed by a verb or a preposition. There are three kinds of object: Direct Object (e.g., I know him.)Indirect Object (e.g., Give her the prize.)Object of a Preposition (e.g., Sit with them.) Examples of Direct Objects The direct object of a verb is the thing being acted upon. You can find the direct object by finding the verb and asking "what?"
Make a fresh start to your teaching with Pearson English Spring Days Just as spring is a new beginning, we hope to bring fresh ideas to help teachers keep learning and keep teaching. We invite you to join us for our Pearson English Spring Days online learning event. Taking place from 4th – 15th May, 2020, you’ll be able to learn from over 40 webinar sessions from more than 20 leading experts in ELT, including plenaries from Jeremy Harmer and Dr. Ken Beatty. 12 Great Formative Assessment Tools for Teachers 'FlipQuiz is a web tool that allows teachers to easily create gameshow-style boards for test reviews in the classroom. All the boards you create can be saved for later use. You can also share your boards up on-screen and have students work on them collaboratively...To set up your new quiz board, you will need to register. Once logged in, click on “ Create a new board”.
Web we want About the Web We Want For many young people in the early 21st century, their online personality, social interactions and activities are as important as their life in the physical world. Teachers, therefore, need to recognize this and help young people make the most of the opportunities online technologies and social media offer to develop key competences – and, crucially, become reflective and responsible citizens. The Web We Want, launched on Safer Internet Day February 2013 by the Insafe network*, aimed to do this. Created by young people for young people, the book aims to explore rights and responsibilities and encourage reflection on their and peers' behaviour.
Dictionaries, corpora and using notebooks Here’s a selection of links I compiled for our teachers following up on a workshop I ran on Friday 27th March. I showed them around a few online dictionaries and corpora, and we briefly talked about how students could make use of their notebooks to record language. I know there are many other useful resources, but this is what we managed in 60 minutes. Feel free to add them to the comments! Dictionaries – Oxford. 8 Science-Based Strategies For Critical Thinking - 8 Science-Based Strategies For Critical Thinking contributed by Lee Carroll, PhD and Terry Heick Scientific argumentation and critical thought are difficult to argue against. However, as qualities and mindsets, they are often the hardest to teach to students. Einstein himself said, “Education is not the learning of facts, but the training of the mind to think.” But how?
10 Great Web Tools for Creating Digital Quizzes June 20, 2016 Over the last couple of years, we have reviewed a wide variety of educational web tools to use to create digitally based quizzes. Below is a collection of some of the most popular quizzing tools we have covered so far. Be it a flipped, blended, virtual or even traditional classroom, the tools below will enable you to easily create interactive quizzes, questionnaires and polls to share with students in class.
Cooperative Learning SOS: 5 Questions to Ask When Cooperative Learning Isn’t Working Cooperative learning can be a powerful tool for energizing a classroom, motivating students, and raising achievement. However, it’s not always easy to get kids to work together effectively. After a particularly chaotic lesson, you might even get so frustrated that you’re tempted to give up completely and assign seat work for the rest of the year! If you feel this way, don’t give up just yet! I’m grateful for the extensive cooperative learning training I received from Kagan, but I’ll be the first to admit that it wasn’t easy at first. Over 1,000 Writing Prompts for Students Sign up for our free Learning Network newsletter. Receive new writing prompts in your inbox every week. Of all the resources we publish on The Learning Network, perhaps it’s our vast collection of writing prompts that is our most widely used resource for teaching and learning with The Times. We’ve published iterations of this post in the past — 200, 401 and even 650 prompts — but never before have we gathered all our prompts, for both personal and argument writing, into one categorized list. Admittedly, the list is huge. In fact, there are 1,225 questions below on everything from video games and fashion to smartphones and parenting, and each prompt links to a Times article as well as to additional subquestions that can encourage deeper thinking.
Bloom’s Taxonomy – Teaching, Learning, & Everything In Between The most recent blog post, Writing Effective Learning Objectives, introduced the concept of starting with the end in mind. Identifying the desired level of learning is one way to start at the end. Selecting a verb to indicate the desired level(s) of learning is an important part of writing learning objectives. Bloom’s taxonomy can be a useful tool in the quest to write effective learning objectives. Benjamin Bloom, an educational psychologist, identified a system to classify the various levels of learning, originally known as the Taxonomy of Educational Objectives, and made significant contributions to the theory and practice of mastery-learning. “Mastery learning was developed as a way for teachers to provide higher quality and more appropriate instruction for their students” (Guskey, 2001, p. 3).
Search for WebQuests Latest news: June 17, 2015: This year marks the 20th anniversary of the WebQuest model. Watch this space for announcements of some new resources coming later this summer! October 22, 2008:WebQuests and Web 2.0? This webinar conducted by the Discovery Education Network features a discussion about how blogs and wikis fit into the WebQuest model. Crafting Questions That Drive Projects Which comes first, the driving question or the learning goals? I think it depends. The most successful projects feed off of students’ passions. Don’t be afraid to tap into them. Take what they are interested in and find a way to connect that interest to learning standards. In my first year of teaching, my fifth graders were obsessed with SpongeBob Squarepants.
Film Club: ‘Fear, Humor, Defiance: How the World Is Reacting to Coronavirus’ Find all our Film Club films here. Teachers: Please note that this week’s film includes powerful and disturbing images — including death and grieving. Be sure to review the film before screening with your class. “Fear, Humor, Defiance: How the World Is Reacting to Coronavirus” is a four-minute film that looks at the impact of the pandemic across the globe. The coronavirus has touched a diverse collection of countries and cultures, but a number of shared experiences have emerged — from grieving the dead to writing songs.