4 Ways to Promote Growth Mindset in PBL | Blog Originally posted on GettingSmart.com. “I can’t do this! I hate geometry! I’m too dumb for this!” In our classroom, the word "can’t" was the worst four-letter word a student could use; after all, even the last three letters of "geometry" insist that you T-R-Y….TRY! The student’s outburst is a classic example of fixed mindset. So, how does PBL promote growth mindset? Think of a student who shuts down at the first sight of adversity. Here are 4 Ways to Promote Growth Mindset in PBL: 1. Help students learn from failures. 2. Build in checkpoints for students to have opportunities to revise and improve their work. The Gallery Walk and the Tuning Protocol are two protocols that we can model and practice with students to structure feedback on three levels: from teacher to student from peer to peer from expert to student 3. In Setting the Standard for Project Based Learning, PBL experts from BIE suggest that teachers can offer opportunities for students to reflect both outward and inward. 4.
20 Influential Figures in Education: The Legacy of Education It is an indisputable fact that education lies at the foundation of all human achievements. From the planting of the first crop to the pyramids in Egypt, from the invention of the steam engine to the prolific rise of information technology, it is education, and innovation that education fosters, that has enabled us toward progress and a better life. Below is a list of influential figures that have shaped the evolution of education and have had a lasting impact in the field. 1. Protagoras – Protagoras (485-414 BC) was an influential Greek teacher and a prominent Sophist. Sophists believed in developing the communication and persuasive skills of their students in order to prepare them for public office and other important posts. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. These 20 men and women may well be some of the most influential people in history.
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. Just as The Web We Want was developed by young people for young people, the lessons in the Web We Want handbook for educators have been designed by teachers for teachers across Europe and beyond. All the lesson plans align with the European e-Competence Framework, which helps identify and describe ICT-related competences according to the European Qualification Framework approach and outlines the methodological choices behind it. About Insafe
It’s Time to Rethink How We Are Educating Our Children In Brief On the whole, the way we educate students hasn't gotten a major upgrade in more than a century. Technology has both revolutionized what we need to teach to children, but also the capabilities that we have at our disposal to teach. Educating for the Future Elon Musk seems to be making headlines every day with his spaceships and solar panels and gigafactories and colonies on mars and secret tunnels and AI labs and self-driving cars. The school’s name is Ad Astra, meaning ‘to the stars’, and seems to be based around Musk’s belief that schools should “teach to the problem, not to the tools.” Musk’s decision highlights a bigger issue, how we educate people needs to change. Parents should be the most concerned. However for parents today things have gotten even more complicated. It starts by rethinking what a school is. The role of school should no longer be to fill heads with information, rather it should be a place that inspires students to be curious about the world they live in.
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. Collaborative Learning Collaborative learning is the act of giving the responsibility of the learning to the students. Collaborative Activities Think-pair-share Phillips 66 Role play Debates Group projects Classroom problems Grouping and pairing activities Case-based learning Jigsaw activity Think-pair-share This activity helps to relieve the anxiety and mental block of being called on to answer a question in class. Getting Everyone Involved Every group has its own mix of quiet students and outspoken students. o Bring several colored pieces of paper into class and tape them under random desks or randomly pass them out during class. top
Start the School Year by "Awakening Your Dreamers" When your students return to the classroom this fall, how many will bring along the interests, talents, and dreams that inspired or delighted them over the summer months? Will they see any connection between school assignments and their own passions? Bernajean Porter (@bernajeanporter), a longtime advocate of digital storytelling and engaged learning, has a suggestion to get the year off to a good start: "What if your first project was about getting to know the hopes and dreams and talents of your kids?" By investing time to build a positive classroom culture, while also introducing project-based learning practices, you'll set the stage for more meaningful inquiry experiences all year long. Imagination Plus Research Porter has developed and field-tested a classroom resource called, I-imagine: Taking MY Place in the World that guides students on a multimedia journey into their own future. "We ask students to tell the story of how they will shine their light for good. Best Future Forward
Objectives Builder - TeachOnline Skip to Content Teach Online9 Learning Objectives Builder Use the ASU Online Objectives Builder tool below to write measurable course outcomes and learning objectives. About Learning Objectives Learning Objectives are statements that describe the specific knowledge, skills, or abilities student will be able to demonstrate in the real world as a result of completing a lesson. Examples of Learning Objectives Describe individual, behavioral, and social factors positively influencing health in the Blue Zones.Calculate the median of a set of values using Excel.Create a needs analysis using Gilbert’s Performance Matrix.Revise a company operations manual to reduce energy consumption.Diagram the main constructs of social cognitive theory.Summarize the scope and source of food waste in the United States. Objectives Builder Tool Use the below objectives builder tool to begin designing objectives. Join the conversation 15 replies Leave a comment Your email address will not be published. IBD podcast Twitter42
Jacob Kounin by Jacqueline Helton on Prezi Cooperative Learning SOS: 5 Questions to Ask When Cooperative Learning Isn’t Working | The TpT Blog 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! 5 Questions to Ask When Cooperative Learning Isn’t Working Think back to your last cooperative learning lesson, and ask yourself the five questions below. 1. When students don’t treat each other with respect, it could be a sign that they don’t feel personally connected to their classmates. If you didn’t start the year this way, don’t worry. 2. Believe it or not, it’s possible for students to like each other yet lack the social skills needed for successful teamwork. Create a T-chart like the “Working Together Skills” chart shown here. 3. 4. 5. Cooperative Learning SOS Wrap Up The payoff?
Collaboration on Wheels: 21st Century Classroom Furniture at Work This a follow-up to Collaboration Ottomans? Chairs on Wheels? Which 21st Century Furniture Works for You? Students using the new furniture After just one day with our new furniture, I experienced one of those "ah-ha" moments that I'm sure resulted in a light bulb exploding over my head. But we all know that relying on something trendy and cool, like futuristic furniture, won't bring any kind of long-term change to education. No, if our investment in 21st century learning spaces is going to result in meaningful changes for students, we need to pay attention to how new furniture and its arrangement can shake up our expectations of how students should work and what collaboration looks like. The ah-ha moment came after I had given my students directions for an essay outline they were going to work on that day. Students working together in rolling chairs But it wasn't long before some students started rolling again. But how much of our adult-world collaboration looks like that?