Why I Stay in Teaching | Babs Nichols
I never planned to be a teacher. I was headed for law school, for a real career. Teaching was something to "get out of my system." I would teach a couple of years and then go get a real job. After the first couple of years, I promised myself I would leave when I didn't love my job any more. Twenty-nine years later, that day still has not come. So, why do I stay? I stay because I laugh and learn every day. I stay because every single day is different. I stay because I love to see your child realize that he or she has learned something -- whether it's how to craft an argumentative thesis sentence or how to understand the effect of repetition in The Declaration of Independence. I stay because I have the unique and wonderful opportunity to write dozens of letters of recommendation to colleges each year. In 29 years, I've taught honors students, academic students, AP students, IB students, Paideia classes, and classes for students who have never passed an English class -- ever.
Making Thinking Visible – Headlines Routine
Project Zero, an educational research group at Harvard’s Graduate School of Education, has been working to enhance student learning, thinking and creativity since the 1960s. Founded by the philosopher Nelson Goodman it’s impacted global education and been guided by such education luminaries as Howard Gardner and David Perkins. Utilizing it’s core concepts and adding a dash of Socrative will bolster student reflection, critical thinking, and creativity while developing independent learners for the 21st century. Let’s Dig In! What are Visible Thinking Routines? At the core of Visible Thinking are practices that help make thinking visible:Thinking Routines loosely guide learners’ thought processes and encourage active processing. Visible Thinking Routine 1 – HEADLINES This routine draws on the idea of newspaper-type headlines as a vehicle for summing up and capturing the essence of an event, idea, concept, topic, etc. Activity Flow with Socrative
Visible Learning Archives
Welcome to the second day of the Visible Learning World Conference in London. We’ll keep you updated with live impressions from the conference. For real-time updates make sure to follow the #VLWorld2016 hashtag on Twitter. Conference organizers Osiris Educational Panel discussion with Andy… The Visible Learning World Conference 2016 took place in (surprisingly sunny) London. Here are some live impressions from the conference. Recently, John Hattie’s two books Visible Learning and Visible Learning for Teachers have been translated into Chinese. “Improving Schools through Visible Learning: Research, Practice and Impact”. Tagged with: Andy Hargreaves, Barry Hymer, Craig Parkinson, David Hopkins, Deb Masters, Guy Claxton, Helen Butler, James Nottingham, John Hattie, Mick Waters, Shirley Clarke, Tony MacKay, Visible Learning, Visible Learning into Action, Visible Learning World Conference Posted in Visible Learning
John Hattie's Eight Mind Frames For Teachers
“Hattie’s 8 Mind frames”. Video scribe project by Cheryl Reynolds. In Visible Learning for Teachers (p. 159 ff) John Hattie claims that “the major argument in this book underlying powerful impacts in our schools relates to how we think! During the summer holidays we stumbled upon a great video made by Cheryl Reynolds, a senior lecturer at the University of Huddersfield. My fundamental task is to evaluate the effect of my teaching on students’ learning and achievement.The success and failure of my students’ learning is about what I do or don’t do. Tagged with: 8 mind frames, Cheryl Reynolds, eight mind frames, John Hattie, mind frames, mind frames for teachers, mindframes, videoscribe, Visible Learning, Visible Learning for Teachers Posted in Infographic, Infographics, Videos, Visible Learning