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Learn Your 24 Character Strengths: VIA Character Survey Each one of us possess all 24 of the VIA character strengths in varying degrees making up our own unique profiles. The VIA Classification of Character Strengths is comprised of 24 character strengths that fall under six broad virtue categories: wisdom, courage, humanity, justice, temperance and transcendence . They are morally and universally valued, encompass our capacities for helping ourselves and others and produce positive effects when we express them. Resource-Based Learning Lisa Campbell, Paula Flageolle, Shann Griffith, Catherine Wojcik Department of Educational Psychology and Instructional Technology, University of Georgia Review of Resource-Based Learning Introduction

KQED Public Media for Northern CA Teenage Years How Teens’ Penchant For Risk-Taking May Help Them Learn Faster The impulsivity and risk-taking that are common among teenagers may be a side effect of having a brain tuned to learn a lot of new stuff fast, researchers say. So it could be good in the long run. By Erin Ross Sponsored by

Blended Learning Definitions The definition of blended learning is a formal education program in which a student learns: at least in part through online learning, with some element of student control over time, place, path, and/or pace;at least in part in a supervised brick-and-mortar location away from home;and the modalities along each student’s learning path within a course or subject are connected to provide an integrated learning experience. The majority of blended-learning programs resemble one of four models: Rotation, Flex, A La Carte, and Enriched Virtual. The Rotation model includes four sub-models: Station Rotation, Lab Rotation, Flipped Classroom, and Individual Rotation. 1.

Teach Students to Ask Their Own Questions This process explicitly validates all students’ intellectual abilities.– High School History Teacher, New York The reasons behind their questions often bowl me over with their sincerity, the fact that [they] really want to know the answers because it’s important to them, or they feel it would be important for others to know.– 4th Grade Teacher, Chicago The ability to produce questions, improve questions and prioritize questions may be one of the most important—yet too often overlooked—skills that a student can acquire in their formal education. Strong critical thinking is often grounded in the questions we ask. By deliberately teaching questioning skills, we will be facilitating a process that will help students develop a mental muscle necessary for deeper learning, creativity and innovation, analysis, and problem solving. Join the Movement: Make Question Formulation a part of Every Child’s EducationGet Involved »

Free Teacher PD Welcome to a new episode of Free Teacher PD: Part 1 of Using QR Codes to Engage Students, with Carol Nelson. Quick Response codes, or QR codes, have sometimes been referred to barcodes on steroids. These small digitized squares are used for storing encoded information into a small, two-dimensional space that can be read by Smartphones and other handheld devices, such as iPads, web cameras, or QR readers. Originally they were used in the automotive industry, but QR codes are not just for car parts anymore.

learning, education and community Featured What is education? A definition and discussion. Dumbing Us Down - The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling 1. Confusion: I teach too much, and everything that I teach is out of context. The orbiting of planets, the law of large numbers, slavery, adjectives, architectural drawing, dance, assemblies, etc. Editors note: I have met countless college graduates whose heads are filled with volumes of academic jumble, but who cannot focus, live under constant stress, can't make a decent income, and can't maintain a stable relationship with a member of the opposite sex. 2.Class Position: I teach students that they must remain in the class into which they were born, the class where they belong.

Podcasts for teachers TWT #82 Les Burns (author of Teach on Purpose) TWT #81 Jodi Rice (AP Language Advisor) TWT #80 Anita Jordan (retired teacher, mother to a novelist) TWT #79 Dan Tricarico (The Zen Teacher) TWT #78 Sarah Donovan (Ethical ELA) TWT #77 Erika Nielsen Andrew (Teaching Channel) Reading to Learn in Science Welcome, Science Teachers! This website is all about improving your students’ learning of science content by improving their ability to interpret science texts. This resource focuses on two main questions:

Code Hunt Share: Website: codehunt.comDescription: A superb game where children must use their knowledge of coding to progress through the levels. There are two programming languages to choose from and tutorials at every step of the way.Category: Digital & Web Tools > Computer Game Builders & Programming

Pushing The Edge Podcast It’s a question that asked every week on my favourite sports show – The Outer Sanctum – How is your relationship with footy right now? For me, it’s an especially tricky life question, laced with bullying and bigotry on multiple fronts. But big change is on the way.

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