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When curiosity is sparked... deep cycles of learning can occur. Moving forward I will be using Friday's to write a simple reflection on five things that worked well in the "classroom" each week (distance learning or face-to-face) This post is meant to be simple, to the point, and may contain obvious realizations about teaching and learning. I apologize ahead for any redundancy in previous posts, and feel the need to reflect on the week in a concise way is meaningful for me, and hopefully other teachers, looking for empathy, insight, or ideas. 1. Having music playing while students enter Zoom set a relaxing tone. Many students sent messages in the private Zoom chat requesting a playlist of songs I have playing. Phoebe Bridgers was the artist of choice this week!

UDL: Downloads Each of these representations has a particular goal and traces our learning not only as an organization but as a field more broadly. Version 2.2 (2018) we see this version as yet another representation to more fully explore and articulate the promise of UDL. How to Write a Blog Post: A Step-by-Step Guide [+ Free Blog Post Templates] You probably already know how integral the process of blogging is to the success of your marketing efforts. Which is why it goes without saying it's exceptionally important to learn how to effectively start and manage a blog in a way that supports your business. Without a blog, you'll find yourself experiencing a number of problems such as poor search engine optimization (SEO), lack of promotional content for social, little clout with your leads and customers, and fewer pages to share your lead-generating calls-to-action (CTAs) on. So why, oh why, do so many marketers I talk to still have a laundry list of excuses for why they can't maintain a blog? → Download Now: 6 Free Blog Post Templates [Free Prompts]

Education Nov 18 Child Care System for Families in Need on Verge of Collapse, Warn Providers Nov 16 University of California Agrees to $73M Sex Abuse Settlement Nov 13 Cal State International Students Face Stark Decisions Due to COVID-19, Immigration Uncertainty Open University Innovation Reports This series of help sheets is designed for people who are trying out distance and online education for the first time, and for teachers who have already taught at a distance and want to try something new. Each help sheet outlines one approach to learning at a distance and provides guidance on how to put this into practice. All the help sheets are based on approaches covered in past Innovating Pedagogy reports and take into account that students may have only limited access to technology and the Internet. The latest report in our annual series explores new forms of teaching, learning and assessment for an interactive world, to guide teachers and policy makers in productive innovation.

The Ultimate Guide to Advertising in 2020 When you hear the word advertising, what comes to mind? Do you think of banner ads on your favorite website? Those hilarious Super Bowl commercials? The billboards along the highway or posters in the subway stations? 7 Unique Flipped Classroom Examples: Which Approach Is Best for You? Share lectures with video before class, and dedicate class time to activity and discussion. At first, the flipped classroom sounds fairly straightforward. Looking closer, however, it soon becomes clear that from this basic premise springs many unique and interesting forms. has highlighted 16 examples of flipped classrooms in action, teaching students ranging from elementary scholars to doctoral candidates. Most surprising in all those examples?

Unit 1: Teach Narrative Writing With The New York Times Welcome to our first writing unit of the school year. Below you’ll find a detailed description of each element, as well as ways to put them together to make your own custom writing unit. To learn more about other writing units, visit our writing curriculum overview. Stories can thrill, wound, delight, uplift and teach. Telling a story vividly and powerfully is a vital skill that is deeply valued across all cultures, past and present — and narrative writing is, of course, a key genre for literacy instruction at every level.

IDDblog: Instructional Design Tips, Advice, & Trends for Online & Distance Learning When we try to replicate classroom experiences in an online environment, it’s easy to think of video conferencing as our go-to tool for all sorts of learning objectives—and for good reason. Most of us have participated in a video conference at work or had a video chat with friends or family at some point. We like the idea of being able to see and hear our students while interacting with them in real time just like we do when teaching face to face. But there are two key factors that make this approach problematic. 1. Bandwidth What Is a Flipped Classroom? And What Are Its Learning Benefits? Over the last few years, the flipped classroom has rapidly gained popularity among teachers and school administrators. According to recent studies, 1 in 5 teachers are considering flipping their classrooms, with 1 in 4 school administrators are interested in implementing this trend. And according to the THE Journal, the number of active members on the Flipped Learning Network’s Ning site has grown from just 2,500 to more than 15,000 since January 2012. But what is a flipped classroom, exactly?

Sites everyone should know about - Educating Holmes *Everybody* knows about great sites like Times Table Rockstars, Spelling Shed and Read Theory. We *all* know about White Rose & the NCETM, the Literacy Shed and Testbase. And if you haven’t checked out No More Marking yet, then I recommend you bookmark this post, go check it out and come back to read this post later. In this blog post, I’m going to share links to a few other sites which I’ve found useful. I hope you find them helpful! Maths Bot is a great site which has virtual manipulatives (base 10, numicon, Cuisenaire rods, etc.) and question, worksheet & test generators available for your use in class.

English and Children's Literature Illustrators, when trying to convey their own message in a picturebook, will be calling upon all the skills of their known craft. At the other end, we readers are there as receivers of this information but we too bring all our skills and knowledge to that reading process and these will, doubtlessly, be different from what the illustrator brings. This meaning making then is, in part, a multifaceted process and just as the writer can use certain words or grammar to affect the way we feel about someone or something, so too can illustrators use a visual grammar to do the same. Knowing how this grammar works can be a powerful tool in developing richer readings of pictures in picturebooks and this is what this blog is about. ** You might want a break at this point and I might suggest a break after each 'code' has been explored so that you have the time and space to reflect on what each one is doing** Here we see it again with Max in Where the Wild Things Are.

Why We Need Global Learning More Than Ever - Global Learning When the Global Learning blog started seven and a half years ago, no one had heard of Malala, the former Kim Jong was in power, and the Syrian crisis was just getting started. Today, the Syrian crisis rages on unabated, even as Iran comes into sharp focus. And the sitting president is the first to step into North Korea. So, while we are sad to announce that this is the final post of the Global Learning blog, we don't believe for a minute that our students need to be any less knowledgeable about current world events. Every challenge we, as a country, currently face—immigration, climate change, potential wars—has global ramifications. Even the threat to our democracy itself comes from outside our borders.

Why a third of every lesson is retrieval practice I still see and hear people talking about revision being at the end of course. Following lock-down learning I’ve seen people say that they need to have to time to revise with year 11 before the 2021 exams. I won’t. I will be teaching them up until their exam.