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10 Characteristics Of A Highly Effective Learning Environment

10 Characteristics Of A Highly Effective Learning Environment
10 Characteristics Of A Highly Effective Learning Environment by Terry Heick For in-person professional development from TeachThought on how to create an effective learning environment in your classroom or school, contact us today. Wherever we are, we’d all like to think our classrooms are “intellectually active” places. Progressive learning (like our 21st Century Model, for example) environments. Highly effective and conducive to student-centered learning. The reality is, there is no single answer because teaching and learning are awkward to consider as single events or individual “things.” So we put together one take on the characteristics of a highly effective classroom. 1. This is not a feel-good implication, but really crucial for the whole learning process to work. Many teachers force students (proverbial gun to head) to ask questions at the outset of units or lessons, often to no avail. 2. Questions are more important than answers. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. Monkey see, monkey do. 10. Related:  jcgonzalez81

Introduccion a las Habilidades del Siglo XXI El mundo es hoy muy distinto al que conocieron muchas de las generaciones que conviven en el planeta. La ciencia y la tecnología, el progreso social y la aparición de nuevos valores sociales configuran lo que hoy pensamos y esperamos. Ésta es una realidad que afecta directamente a los modos de vida y al mundo del trabajo. No podemos predecir cuáles serán los puestos laborales del futuro, pero es posible aproximarse a las habilidades que necesitaremos basados en las transformaciones de las últimas décadas. La estrategia de los países desarrollados y emergentes (G20) frente a la OIT recoge entre los principales impulsores el aumento de la escolaridad, la interconexión de los mercados, la equidad y el crecimiento equitativo y la transición hacia una economía verde. Y no se trata de metas lejanas. Bajo esta perspectiva, no basta con los contenidos que se enseñan en clases.

30 Habits Of Highly Effective Teachers Editor’s Note: We often look at the qualities and characteristics of good teaching and learning, including the recent following pieces: How A Good Teacher Becomes Great What You Owe Your Students Ten Secrets To Surviving As A Teacher The Characteristics Of A Highly Effective Learning Environment How To Be A Mediocre Teacher So it made sense to take a look at the characteristics of a successful educator, which Julie DuNeen does below. 25 Things Successful Teachers Do Differently by Julie DuNeen If you ask a student what makes him or her successful in school, you probably won’t hear about some fantastic new book or video lecture series. What students take away from a successful education usually centers on a personal connection with a teacher who instilled passion and inspiration for their subject. Are teachers reaching their students? 1. How do you know if you are driving the right way when you are traveling somewhere new? 2. We can’t all be blessed with “epic” workdays all the time. 3. 4. 5.

15 Conflict Resolution Tips For Educators 10 Ways To Become A Better Online Learner 9.15K Views 0 Likes There are some quick and easy ways to become a better online learner. Whether you're taking a class or just researching, here are the DOs and DON'Ts. 32 Characteristics Of High-Performing Classrooms 32 Characteristics Of High-Performing Classrooms: Spotting The Holes In Your Teaching by Terry Heick Instructional design is the strategic creation of learning experiences through intentional planning, sequencing, and data-based revision of learning. This process includes both the ways content is accessed, and the learning needs and objectives (and how they are determined) themselves. This puts instructional strategies, literacy strategies, curriculum mapping, standards unpacking, assessment design, digital literacy, and a dozen other facets of education beneath its umbrella. With that in mind, we’ve created the following 32 characteristics of higher-level instructional planning to help you spot the holes in your teaching. Technology Integration Cognitive Demand Lesson Planning Assessments Curriculum Mapping Learner Choice Classroom Management Student Support Image attribution flickr user flickeringbrad; 32 Characteristics Of A High-Performing Classroom

5 Best Prezi Alternatives - Business Presentation software by PowToon! In the last couple of years many people have been searching for innovative ways to create executive, unique, and memorable presentations. PowerPoint was exciting in the early days of its launch, but too many boring presentations led to the creation of new softwares like Prezi. Prezi presentations helped to prevent us from falling asleep during presentations, but the zooming in and out effects of their software, and limited manipulation capabilities, called for more options and new players in the presentation market. 1. Of course our very own PowToon made the top of our Prezi presentation alternatives list! To show you what we’re all about, take a look at a PowToon created by one of our users. PowToon is perfect for educators, students, small business owners, and entrepreneurs. 2. PowToon has taken design and slideshow presentation software to the next level with our new product, PowToon #Slides. 3. Calling all iPad users! 4. RawShorts is a winner in the video presentation category. 5.

Habilidades del Siglo XXI - Colaboracion Las transformaciones de las últimas décadas han cambiado el modo en que trabajamos y nos relacionamos. La globalización política y económica, la interdependencia, el desarrollo de las comunicaciones, la posibilidad de trabajar a distancia y otras complejidades conllevan tareas que deben resolverse de manera colaborativa, muchas veces en grupos interdisciplinarios e incluso interculturales. La capacidad colaborativa no sólo se reduce al ámbito personal. A distintos niveles, los proyectos requieren el compromiso de grupos heterogéneos que integren sus experticias de manera coherente y de la coordinación de múltiples instituciones o naciones por un resultado común y eficiente para todos. Pese a ello, la forma de trabajar y evaluar en los colegios sigue siendo mayormente individual. En primer lugar, para que un trabajo sea colaborativo, los grupos deben ser pequeños, entre dos integrantes y los que amerite cada situación, siempre que les permita coordinarse y participar a todos por igual.

26 Questions Every Student Should Be Able To Answer 26 Questions Every Student Should Be Able To Answer by Terry Heick These questions are more about the student than you, your classroom, or education. What every student should know starts with themselves and moves outwards to your content area: self knowledge–> content knowledge. As an educator, your job is lead students to understanding, but student self-awareness and self-knowledge should precede that. If it hasn’t already come, the first day of school is probably imminent for you, and these kinds of questions could come in handy there as well. Strategies for Implementation These kinds of questions seem a bit…challenging, but if students can’t even begin to answer them, well, we have a problem don’t we? Based on some feedback we’ve gotten from our facebook community, here are a few tips to use this resource: 1. 2. Have students choose to respond to the ones the want to respond to, and skip the ones they don’t 3. 4. Each question can act as a writing prompt. 5. 6. 7. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

Why Teachers Should Seek Feedback (Whether They Want To Or Not) I have evolved as a educator since my beginnings as a teacher back in 2001. I have evolved as a leader since my beginnings as an AP six years ago. I have evolved even more since becoming a principal 4 years ago. “We can’t become what we need to be by remaining what we are.” – Oprah Winfrey I have acknowledged publicly when I’ve done wrong the past four years. I have sought out feedback in order to improve professionally and personally during my time as a building leader. I have sought feedback to make what we do and how we do it better during the last four years. I will continue to seek this type of feedback from staff and other stakeholders as it has helped me improve and I believe our school has improved too. “Criticism is something we can avoid easily by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing.” – Aristotle I have found the biggest challenge is not taking the feedback personally. “If you think what you did yesterday was great, then you haven’t done much today.” – Lou Holtz

Top tips for teachers on engaging parents in learning | Teacher Network Schools take a variety of creative approaches to involve parents in their child’s learning, from parent-student cooking classes to sending tweets about lesson activities. We recently ran a live chat for teachers, heads, academics and parents to share their ideas on how to break down barriers, reach those who were reluctant to engage and ensure parents and carers feel that their voices are heard. Here’s a roundup of their suggestions: Make sure parents feel listened to Schools must take the lead and be as flexible as possible. Simon Feasey, headteacher at Bader primary school The simple things work best One nice thing the secondary teachers [at my son’s school] do is send a stamped postcard home when my son does a good piece of homework. Tes Macpherson is a tech entrepreneur who set up the parent communication platform PTAsocial Give feedback I’ve been in more than one school where staff have said how many helpful ideas parents had given them, while parents said that staff never listened.

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