15 Habits For Learning In The 21st Century Defining 21 st century skills is an editorial matter. There are dozens of examples floating range with a range of authority behind them—some inspired, grassroots efforts, other core brands of multimillion dollar organizations making a national push. There is even debate as to whether they are truly necessary, the idea being that learning habits and priorities are timeless, and do not change because the world itself changes. But the scale and rate of change are unrelenting. Culture oozes forward. Trends and movements emerge and overwhelm old habits. Technology does its dizzying dance. And learning has to change with it. Click here to check out the Edudemic Magazine iPad app. No iPad? What’s a “Currency”? Anything of value can be considered currency. The currencies listed below are inspired by a variety of thinkers, in form most of all by Art Costa and Bena Kallick’s excellent Habits of Mind . Edudemic Learning Currencies 2.0
g_tebay: I work with staff to know... Teromakoteron blogi More Positive, Not Punitive, Classroom Management Tips This article is adapted from Larry's new book, Self-Driven Learning: Teaching Strategies for Student Motivation. In the previous excerpt from this book, I shared some specific strategies for positive classroom management. Here are a few more. Reminder of Moral Values Behavioral economist Dan Ariely found in one experiment that if people are reminded of their moral values, they are far less likely to cheat. A variation of this study can be applied if a teacher knows that a substitute will be coming the next day. In my experience, I have always found a clear difference in student behavior between when I do this kind of reminder and when I do not. Light Touches Studies have shown that a supportive touch on the shoulder can result in a student being twice as likely to volunteer in class than if he or she did not receive that touch. Further studies have shown that a light touch on the upper arm can increase compliance substantially, and two light touches can increase it even more.
Students Who Challenge Us:Eight Things Skilled Teachers Think, Say, and Do Among the many challenges teachers face, often the most difficult is how to engage students who seem unreachable, who resist learning activities, or who disrupt them for others. This is also one of the challenges that skilled teachers have some control over. In my nine years of teaching high school, I've found that one of the best approaches to engaging challenging students is to develop their intrinsic motivation. The root of intrinsic is the Latin intrinsecus, a combination of two words meaning within and alongside. It's likely that our students are intrinsically motivated—just motivated to follow their own interests, not to do what we want them to do. Teachers' challenge is to work alongside our students, to know their interests and goals, and to develop trusting relationships that help students connect their learning to their goals in a way that motivates from within. How can teachers do this? What Skilled Teachers Can Think 1. 2. Which mind-set we hold makes a tremendous difference.
Teaching Skills: What 21st Century Educators Need To Learn To Survive What are the traits that would make for the ideal 21st teacher? What does an educational professional need to be or do to tune in and synchronize with the new realities silently emerging inside schools and educational environments? Photo credit: Lisa F. Young The profound, deep shifts we are starting to witness across all of the established educational institutions, pivot around four key components: 1) Learners driving. These new "teachers" think, act and perform their multiple roles of guides, facilitators and learning advisers with a spirit and attitude that is radically different from the one that is typical of the traditional, classic educator. Andrew Churches challenges the status quo and paints a detailed profile of what this new breed of professors is going to look like. Eight Habits of Highly Effective 21st Century Teachers By Andrew Churches What are the characteristics we would expect to see in a successful 21st century educator? 1. 2. 3. Educators too, must be collaborators: 4. 5.
Blooms Taxonomy Posters to Use in your Classroom Blooms Taxonomy has been the subject of one of my first articles in Educational Technology and Mobile Learning. It turned out to be the second most popular post in this blog after The 21st Century Skills Teachers should Have. The principles of Blooms taxonomy have been into play in the field of education since the 50s of last century. The classfication of learning objectives within education proposed in 1956 by a committee of educators chaired by Benjamin Bloom , though received little attention when first published, Blooms taxonomy has since been translated into 22 languages and is one of the most widely applied and most often citered reference. There is even a 21st century version of this taxonomy that you can read about here. Anyway today's post is not about the theory underlying Bloom's Taxonomy but rather about two awesome posters that teachers can share with their students or pin on their classroom walls.All thanks and gratitude go to Learning Today for providing these posters.
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The 6 Ways Teachers Want To Change Schools The results of the recently released MetLife Survey of the American Teacher weren’t surprising to many teachers, as it chronicled a steep decline in teacher job satisfaction. In fact, teachers’ job satisfaction is at its lowest level since 1987. Of the 1,000 teachers polled, only 39 percent claimed they were “very satisfied” with their profession. It is clear from the survey that American teachers are concerned with the state of their profession but more troubling to us, they are not being given a voice in school reform or educational initiatives–decisions usually made by people far removed from local school districts. So, what do teachers want? We set out to conduct our own poll of educators and we asked only a single simple question: How would you improve the educational experience of your students? Smaller Class Sizes A desire for smaller class sizes dominated the responses we received. Unfortunately, we know that in many school districts class sizes continue to get larger. More Books
Teaching the Next Generation The other day I was issued a challenge….by a nine year old child. This child, one who has proven to be wise beyond their years, issued their challenge by voicing just one simple word….why? Why…..? It has power, you can’t deny it. But, before we get too far into the question, I think I need to back up a bit. See I spent the weekend hanging out with family, father’s day and all that, and while I was there my sister roped me into helping her oldest with their homework. “You’ve got to do it.” “It’s boring!” “I know kid…but that’s the only way you can learn.” “Why?!?!” And there it was. Why? I’m amazed at how much this simple conversation has opened my eyes, not only to the fact that the times tables are boring, but to the fact that we have gotten ourselves into an educational rut. Tradition? Even worse, we are now in the education business ourselves. I think…no, I know that we can do better. So here is my challenge. We have no excuse. With E-Learning the sky is the limit and maybe not even that.
20 Must-See Facts About The 21st Century Classroom The Current State Of Technology In K-12 7.62K Views 0 Likes What is the next device most students will soon purchase? How many schools have a digital strategy? Find out in the current state of technology in K-12. How Do We Help Kids Make Better Choices? Let Them Practice In her Wall Street Journal editorial, What's Wrong With the Teenage Mind?, University of California at Berkeley psychology professor Alison Gopnik highlights two key areas of the brain that dictate adolescent and human development: (1) emotion and motivation and (2) control. She cites Berkeley pediatrician and developmental psychologist Ronald Dahl who uses the perfect metaphor to describe adolescence: "Today's adolescents develop an accelerator a long time before they can steer and brake." It's not unlike the concept of "failing forward" that Peter Sims describes in Little Bets: How Breakthrough Ideas Emerge from Small Discoveries. Teenagers, according to Gopnik, "overestimate rewards [...] and find rewards more rewarding than adults do." How do we work with students to build in the "control system" that balances the "emotion" system? According to Gopnik, we help to create and enable experiences.