How to Control a Disruptive Class: The Quick & Easy Method that Saved My Sanity During my first year teaching middle school students, I found myself in a bit of a dilemma. When the bell rang, I knew that my class should be orderly and on task. But it simply wasn’t. In fact, it was often a bit of a disaster. I had an activity on the board for the students to complete, but no one did it. Harry Ransom Center Lesson Plans Guide to the Collections The web version (2010) of the Ransom Center's Guide to the Collections (2003) contains information relating to the collections in a considerably revised and updated version. The printed guide is no longer available for purchase. Please note that this Guide is a narrative summary of our collection strengths, not a catalog.
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John Hattie admits that half of the Statistics in Visible Learning are wrong At the researchED conference in September 2013, Professor Robert Coe, Professor of Education at Durham University, said that John Hattie’s book, ‘Visible Learning’, is “riddled with errors”. But what are some of those errors? The biggest mistake Hattie makes is with the CLE statistic that he uses throughout the book. In ‘Visible Learning, Hattie only uses two statistics, the ‘Effect Size’ and the CLE (neither of which Mathematicians use). The CLE is meant to be a probability, yet Hattie has it at values between -49% and 219%. Now a probability can’t be negative or more than 100% as any Year 7 will tell you.
Teaching With Documents: Lesson Plans Skip Navigation. Teachers Home > Teachers' Resources > Teaching With Documents Lessons by Era More Lesson Plan Resources Primary Source Research & Classroom Resources October 22, 2014 ICT Literacy - Web Wednesday April 16, 2014 21st Century Interdisciplinary Theme According to the Partnership for 21st Century Skills, schools must not only focus on mastery of core subjects, but also promote understanding of academic content at much higher levels by weaving 21st century interdisciplinary themes into those subjects. 12 Resources All Social Studies Te One of the things that some readers may not know about me is that I actually do have a day job and don't spend the whole day on the Internet. My day job is teaching high school social studies. For the last couple of years my teaching assignments have been US History and US Civics. In the past I've also taught World Studies courses. Over the last few years I've come realize that there are some websites and free resources with which every social studies teacher should be familiar. Here is my list.
Addressing Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs with Technology A major criticism I have of most educational institutions is that their primary focus is on students’ intellectual and cognitive development. Too often individual learner’s needs do not enter into the equation of their educations. Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs is a useful model for educators to use to help insure that they are addressing more of the whole child. The Best Sites For Learning About The Constitution Of The United States Federal legislation requires schools in the United States to offer lessons related to the U.S. Constitution on U.S. Constitution Day — September 17th of each year.
The Reflective Teacher: A Taxonomy of Reflection Part 3 reflective teacher Reflection can be a challenging endeavor. It's not something that's fostered in school - typically someone else tells you how you're doing! 12 Apps for Students of Any Age It’s that time of year again that every student dreads, no matter what age. So what could make returning back to school a little more fun? Some great iPhone and iPod apps that actually are helpful and fun to use. We have compiled a list of twelve super helpful iPhone and iPod apps for every student from elementary school all the way to college. Take a look at these great apps and download some of them to get your student excited about school this year and on the path to a successful educational career. Elementary/Primary School Safety-Training-That-Transfers?email=abednego@outlook Ellis Ritz is one of the cofounders of Meyvn Global, and is currently acting as the director of learning and development. During his nearly 40 years of mining and training experience, Ellis saw a need for training and consulting on a level that others could better identify with. Ellis is always looking for opportunities to get people more involved, and to make training more enjoyable and remembered. He still does classroom training for trainers, frontline leaders, and safety classes working, and is constantly working toward the day when all training gets a “hooray!” rather than an “oh no!”
Great School Leadership 4: People Schools are made of people. In any school leadership role, there is a good case for saying that success is ultimately all about the people. The ethos, vision and strategy don’t exist in isolation; they exist in reference to the dynamics of the people who make up the organisation. There are lots of dimensions to this all-important people factor: Individual competence and capacity for professional development Heutagogy and lifelong learning: A review of heutagogical practice and self-determined learning Lisa Marie Blaschke Oldenburg University and University of Maryland University College (UMUC) Abstract Heutagogy, a form of self-determined learning with practices and principles rooted in andragogy, has recently resurfaced as a learning approach after a decade of limited attention. In a heutagogical approach to teaching and learning, learners are highly autonomous and self-determined and emphasis is placed on development of learner capacity and capability with the goal of producing learners who are well-prepared for the complexities of today’s workplace. The approach has been proposed as a theory for applying to emerging technologies in distance education and for guiding distance education practice and the ways in which distance educators develop and deliver instruction using newer technologies such as social media.