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Schools That Work: Search Model Schools, Education Videos, and Teaching Resources

Schools That Work: Search Model Schools, Education Videos, and Teaching Resources
Skip to main content Sign InRegister Facebook Edutopia on Facebook Twitter Edutopia on Twitter Google+ Edutopia on Google+ Pinterest Edutopia on Pinterest WHAT WORKS IN EDUCATION The George Lucas Educational Foundation Edutopia's Schools That Work series highlights practices and case studies from K-12 schools and districts that are improving the way students learn. Share712 Share Blended Learning: Making it Work in Your Classroom At P. About Schools That Work Dive into case studies of successful schools, programs, and learning strategies with helpful how-to videos, downloads, and in-depth articles. Advertisement Features Travel Journals: Student-Created Textbooks What Makes Project-Based Learning a Success? Learning Expeditions: Rethinking Field Trips Nine Strategies for Reaching All Learners in English Language Arts Resources and Downloads for Differentiated Instruction 10 Takeaway Tips for a College-Bound School Culture Integrate the Arts, Deepen the Learning Preparing Students for Career Success prev next P.K. Related:  kefferson

10 Team-Building Games That Promote Collaborative Critical Thinking One of education’s primary goals is to groom the next generation of little humans to succeed in the “real world.” Yes, there are mounds of curricula they must master in a wide breadth of subjects, but education does not begin and end with a textbook or test. Other skills must be honed, too, not the least of which is how to get along with their peers and work well with others. This is not something that can be cultivated through rote memorization or with strategically placed posters. Students must be engaged and cooperation must be practiced, and often. 10 Team-Building Games That Promote Collaborative Critical Thinking 1. This team-building game is flexible. You can recycle this activity throughout the year by adapting the challenge or materials to specific content areas. Skills: Communication; problem-solving 2. This activity can get messy and may be suitable for older children who can follow safety guidelines when working with raw eggs. Skills: Problem-solving, creative collaboration 3.

TeacherTube How to Creatively Integrate Science and Math Why is the sky blue? I remember in my physical science class, our teacher showed us a possible reason why the sky is blue. He took a canister of liquid oxygen and poured it out on the table. I saw the blueness of the liquid as it flowed out and then disappeared. In science, geometric principles such as symmetry, reflection, shape, and structure reach down to the atomic levels. In math class one of the biggest needs is relevance. Being able to teach math better and being able to teach science better are powerful reasons for the math and science teacher collaborate with each other. Unfortunately, knowing that increased teacher collaboration in math and science will benefit students and teachers is not enough. What are ways you work with your companion subject teacher (math or science) to help students understand math and science better?

Divulgación y Cultura Científica Hace ya dos años que la Conferencia Iberoamericana de Educación aprobó el proyecto «Metas Educativas 2021: la educación que queremos para la generación de los Bicentenarios», que sería posteriormente refrendado por la Cumbre de Jefes de Estado y de Gobierno celebrada a comienzos de diciembre de 2010 en Mar del Plata (Argentina). Se ha reiterado muchas veces que se trata de un proyecto ambicioso, que aspira a mejorar la calidad y la equidad en la educación para hacer frente a la pobreza y a la desigualdad y así contribuir a lograr la inclusión social. Como se ha insistido en diversas ocasiones, su propósito consiste en superar los desafíos educativos que Iberoamérica tiene aún pendientes del siglo XX al tiempo que se afrontan los nuevos retos que plantea el siglo XXI. Más información [+] Este informe inicia el compromiso asumido de acompañar y comunicar el desarrollo del proyecto Metas Educativas 2021. Asunción, 25 de septiembre de 2011 {*style:<b>Colección Metas Educativas 2021 o

Keep Students Motivated with This Goal-Setting Activity - Ferndale, MI When I was a student, often the last week of school was spent watching videos and goofing around. My peers and I loved every minute of it, but looking back, it’s easy to see that this was not a productive use of our time. To keep students motivated and self-reflective, I like to have them complete goal-setting worksheets throughout the year—but you can certainly implement them at any point in the semester, even if you only have a few weeks left of school. This activity comes from Larry Ferlazzo, but over the years, I’ve made a few tweaks to the original lesson. Here’s what I do: Start by having students read an excerpt from Michael Jordan’s book, I Can’t Accept Not Trying. Next, students get together with another pair of students to compare their summaries and work together to develop the best one-sentence thesis/summary they possibly can. Following this, each student completes this goal-setting worksheet.

Five-Minute Film Festival: Classroom Makeovers to Engage Learners Most educators have little choice about the (usually) over-crowded, (often) unappealing rooms they teach in -- but they intuitively know that the spaces children spend their time in can have an effect on how they learn. I've gathered a collection of videos to explore the questions: How important is environment to learning? And what small changes can you make in seating, organization, lighting, and decor to build your own space into a better place to teach and learn? Video Playlist: Innovative Learning Spaces Watch the player below to see the whole playlist, or view it on YouTube. Flexible Learning Environments (04:02) Students and teachers at Eanes Independent School District in Austin, Texas, talk about the district's experiment with creating classrooms of the future to foster 21st-century skills at all grade levels. More Resources on Learning Spaces Ready to roll up your sleeves and re-think your classroom space before the school year starts?

Teaching With Soul - Inspiring, Mentoring, Equipping Teachers World’s Best B-School Professors: Sheena Iyengar Columbia’s Sheena Iyengar is one of the world’s best business school professors Age: 41 Claim to Fame: Expert, the art of choosing Discipline: Management Education: Stanford University, PhD, Psychology University of Pennsylvania, BS, Economics University of Pennsylvania, BA, Psychology At Columbia Since: 1998 Before Columbia: Sloan School of Management at MIT Fun Fact: I like my coffee with four sugars If I wasn’t teaching, my dream job would be: No idea, this is my dream job Best part of the job: Getting to talk about and create new ideas Worst part of the job: Not enough hours in the day for everything With her research that explores the factors of good and bad decision making, Sheena Iyengar is considered one of the leading experts on choice. Iyengar dissects the beauty and ugly truths about decision making. Although these accomplishments are impressive, what’s more inspiring is how this 41-year-old professor was drawn to the art of choosing in the first place. Students Say:

30 Incredible Nature Documentaries for Kids My kids love animals and enjoy watching nature documentaries– especially when they feature animals! I started making a list of favorites, and gathering suggested titles of nature documentaries from my friends. Although these titles have all been recommended for kids, remember that with nature documentaries, it’s real life: children (or their parents) may be disturbed by some images of predators hunting, catching, and eating their prey, the occasional mating scene, or birth scene. Here are 29 nature documentaries for kids that are educational and inspiring, and will teach you about life on Earth with phenomenal cinematography and fascinating . This post contains affiliate links. 1. Planet Earth is our #1, absolute favorite of the nature documentaries perhaps because it came out in 2007 when my daughter was 2 and I was pregnant. 2. This is a Disneynature documentary that is narrated by Samuel L Jackson. 3. 4. 5. Another of the Disneynature documentaries, this time all about brown bears!

10 YouTube channels that will make you and your students smarter « EduTechGeek I only wish that these were available to me when I was in school. The Internet and the ease of creating video have unleashed these creative geniuses on the world, each willing to share what they know about all sorts of things. Here’s my list – what are your favorites? CGP Grey – Collin cover a huge array of topics in a way that will make you both laugh and learn. Numberphile – Math! SciShow – Another great channel that discusses science news, history and concepts. Minute Physics – As their channel states: “Cool physics and other sweet science." Veritasium – Veritasium is a science video blog featuring experiments, expert interviews, cool demos, and discussions with the public about everything science. It’s Okay To Be Smart – Yes it is! Smarter Every Day – Destin makes some of the best and most entertaining science videos you might find online. Crash Course – Hank and John Green provide brief explanations of some of the worlds most complex topics. What are your favorites?