10 Strategies To Make Learning Feel More Like A Game - 10 Strategies To Make Learning Feel More Like A Game by TeachThought Staff We’ve talked about gamification quite a bit, which is different than game-based learning, if you’ll recall. (The definition of gamification is the application of game-like mechanics to non-game entities to encourage a specific behavior. You can read more if you’d like.)
Super Teacher Tools Speed Match Our Speed Match Review Game tool is the newest review game to be added to the site. Players must drag and drop answers onto the correct question to clear the board. Questions always appear in a different order. You can even download the Speed Match Flash Player file to use games that you have created offline without an Internet connection! My favourite end of term activities As for some of us this term might be coming to an end, I’d like to share some of my favourite end of term activities. There are 7 different activities described here, falling under 3 categories: Reflective, Competitive, and Rapport Celebration. Reflective
Cooperative Learning Definition Cooperative learning consists of instructional techniques that require positive interdependence between learners in order for learning to occur. Basic Elements Research shows that both competitive and cooperative interaction are a healthy part of a child’s repertoire of behavior. By second grade, however, urban children have effectively extinguished their cooperative behavior and persist in competition, even when it’s counterproductive. By developing deliberately cooperative techniques, educators aim to correct the unconscious societal and educational bias that favors competition.
Elementary Matters: Blog Swap and Hop Hello readers of Elementary Matters! Welcome to the Top Teachers' Blog Swap and Hop! Today I'll be guest blogging at Conversations in Literacy, while Michelle from No Monkey Business...Just Bunches of Learning blog is guest posting here! Principles of Effective Teaching Teachers are always being offered lists of principles, axioms, tenets, precepts – the magic beans of teaching. We’re desperate to make sense of it all – to make something very complicated, simple and easy to grasp. Whether it’s the #5minplan series from @TeacherToolkit or something like my own Lesson Observation Checklist, there’s a demand for handy ready-reckoners of one form or another. This diagram from Andy Tharby and Shaun Allison’s Every Lesson Counts, is a rare example of where this has been done well – not least because they’ve got a whole chapter in the book to support each of the ideas summed up neatly here: The work by Barak Rosenshine, compiling ten golden nuggets from research, is another good example. Helpfully, there’s a fair degree of overlap.
14 Teacher-Recommended Classroom Management Apps by edshelf: Reviews & recommendations of tools for education One of the top frustrations of classroom teachers is behavior management. Keeping your little learners engaged, focused, and respectful is a constant process. Easier said than done though, right? 20 Online and App Resources to Help You Boost and Improve Productivity You probably have a smartphone in your hand, or really close by, and somewhere near, your email client is open. You are constantly on the lookout for the newest email, tweet, like, invite or any other kind of notification that can give you the latest info on your current project. Being this busy comes with its own drawbacks, as it can be pretty tiresome which all can lead to a big decrease in productivity.
Articles by Dr. Spencer Kagan - Kagan Coaching™ Dr. Spencer Kagan The research is clear: Student achievement depends, to a large extent, on teacher skills. It is the skills of the teacher that determine success or failure for many students. Some teachers consistently obtain high levels of student achievement while other teachers’ students regularly fail to meet basic standards. Kagan Coaching™ is proving to be one of the most powerful tools available for enhancing teacher skills.