Amazing X-ray GIFs Show Joints In Motion The human body has four types of movable joints. Most people don’t really think about them unless they start to become painful. In fact, their motion is really quite beautiful, but that beauty can be hard to appreciate because we usually can’t see how the bones are sliding around relative to one another. X-rays provide a window inside the body, but they are most often static images that don’t depict movement. Rethinking Whole Class Discussion Whole class discussions are, after lecture, the second most frequently used teaching strategy, one mandated by the Common Core State Standards because of its many rewards: increased perspective-taking, understanding, empathy, and higher-order thinking, among others. These benefits, however, do not manifest without a skillful and knowledgeable facilitator. Unfortunately, a preponderance of evidence demonstrates that many teachers mistakenly conflate discussion with recitation. "Typical teacher-student discourse resembles a quiz show, with teachers asking a question, the student replying, and the teacher evaluating the student's response.
What is an outstanding PE lesson? Throughout my career as a PE teacher, SSCo, a PE subject leader and most recently, as an Assistant Vice Principal with responsibly for a Performance faculty, I often have discussions with school leaders and teachers about teaching and learning within this area, and the question I am asked most is “What is an outstanding PE lesson?” My answer used to involve a list of teacher jargon or buzzwords which would often include quoting the most recent research I had read or the keynote speaker I had listened to at the last PE and Sports college or Sports Partnership conference. My answer now involves just 3 simple statements: There is no formula for “outstanding”.Consistently good teaching becomes outstanding learning.Good teaching is more about you and when you do something, than what you do. I am convinced when people hear this response they look at me and think “Cop out! He can’t tell me how to deliver “outstanding lessons”, so what does he know?”
Lucy West: Insights Into Effective Practice Lucy West: Insights Into Effective Practice On This Page: What Really Matters? Download QuickTimeDownload Windows Media Lucy West shares techniques that improve achievement and enable students who are struggling to contribute confidently to classroom dialogue. Types of Talk Assessment for Learning in STEM Teaching - University of Leeds Assessment for Learning is a term that’s widely used in education, but applied in ways that are variable in their effectiveness. This free online course - designed for STEM teachers in primary and secondary schools, and sixth form and further education (FE) colleges - will help you understand and use it more effectively. Understand Assessment for Learning in theory and practice Through this course, you’ll understand:
Here's Why McDonald's Burgers Don’t Rot Earlier this week, Buzzfeed posted a video that showed burgers from seven different fast food restaurants that had been stored in glass jars for 30 days. At the end, some of them were covered in mold, but some (McDonald burgers in particular) did not look much different from Day 1. This isn’t a new visual aid.
Time Management: Planning for the Adventure Image credit: iStockphoto As we leave summer and approach back to school in a frenzy, the "To Do" list can become overwhelming. As teachers, we find ourselves pulled in different directions -- setting up our classrooms, learning student profiles, meeting with parents, lesson planning, collaborating with administrators -- the list seems eternal! There is one important element that we sometimes forget: focus. In the words of Dave Burgess from Teach Like a Pirate , my favorite summer read, "Time is our most precious commodity, and it is definitely a finite resource." Teachers need to be reminded that, as much as we want to, we simply can't do it all.
10 Ways You Can Use A Large Screen Display in PE On a number of occasions I’ve blogged about the incredible possibilities that a large screen display brings to a PE practical classroom. With this in mind, I thought I would create a video exploring 10 ways can use a large screen display in your PE Classes. I also go behind the setup at my School and the various ways I’ve used it to enhance my teaching and my students learning. You can watch the video below The Boort DS Solution
About Paideia What is Paideia? Paideia is active learning—engaging students through thought-provoking seminar discussion, growth of intellectual skills, and mastery of information. Benefits of Paideia for students and educators Educators who use Paideia’s active learning approach find that: Don Burton, an elementary school teacher in Milwaukee, WI, said of the Paideia method, “This is what children need. It’s good for educators.