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Alternatives To Homework: A Chart For Teachers

Alternatives To Homework: A Chart For Teachers
Alternatives To Homework: A Chart For Teachers Part of rethinking learning means rethinking the bits and pieces of the learning process–teaching strategies, writing pieces, etc. Which is what makes the following chart from Kathleen Cushman’s Fires in the Mind compelling. Rather than simply a list of alternatives to homework, it instead contextualizes the need for work at home (or, “homework”). It does this by taking typical classroom situations–the introduction of new material, demonstrating a procedure, etc.), and offering alternatives to traditional homework assignments. In fact, most of them are alternatives to homework altogether, including group brainstorming, modeling/think-alouds, or even the iconic pop-quiz. Alternatives To Homework: A Chart For Teachers

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Self-Evaluation Self-Evaluation In order to become lifelong learners, students need to learn the importance of self-evaluation. They can do this by filling out self-evaluation forms, journalizing, taking tests, writing revisions of work, asking questions, and through discussions. When students evaluate themselves, they are assessing what they know, do not know, and what they would like to know. They begin to recognize their own strengths and weaknesses. They become more familiar with their own beliefs, and possibly their misconceptions. Failing Forward: 21 Ideas To Use It In Your Classroom Failing Forward: 21 Ideas To Help Students Keep Their Momentum by Terry Heick “Failing Forward” is a relatively recent entry into our cultural lexicon–at least as far has headlines go anyway–that has utility for students and teachers. Popularized from the book of the same name, the idea behind failing forward is to see failing as a part of success rather than its opposite. Provided we keep moving and pushing and trying and reflecting, failure should, assuming we’re thinking clearly, lead to progress, So rather than failing and falling back, we fail forward. Tidy little metaphor.

8 Good YouTube Channels for Teachers March 11, 2015 Popular Culture has this wonderful list featuring a wide collection of some useful YouTube channels that you could probably recommend for your students. The channels suggested in this list cover various content areas and are arranged into two main categories: general and university collection. Below are some of the channels that stood out to us from the general category. These are channels that provide inspiring videos on different intellectual subjects. We invite you to check them out and as always, share with us what you think of them. Big Think Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: The 3 Best Alternatives to YouTub... March 29, 2014 YouTube is by all means one of the primary video hosting websites teachers flock to when looking for video materials to use with their students. However, searching through a condensed platform such as YouTube is time consuming given the abundance of irrelevant content on it and hence the importance of having handy websites that provide curated video content specifically designed for student audience. In this regard, I am sharing with you three of my favourite video resources that I have been recommending to teachers over the last couple of years.

The Gradual Release Of Responsibility Model In 6 Simple Words The Gradual Release Of Responsibility Model In 6 Simple Words by Terry Heick I’m afraid teaching is indeed a kind of rocket science. It really is. Självutvärdering Använda video Self-evaluation is a very important learning method and teachers should encourage students to use it as a lifelong learning tool. One way to provide students with an opportunity for self-evaluation is with the use of video. Teachers can videotape the students making presentations so can see how they communicate information. Communication skills are very important and this is a very easy way to help students make improvements. It is usually best if the student is allowed to view the tape in private or with the instructor.

12 Rules Of Great Teaching - 12 Rules Of Great Teaching by Terry Heick Recently, I’ve been thinking of the universal truths in teaching. Students should be first. Five-Minute Film Festival: Freedom to Fail Forward Failure is an inevitable part of life, but it's often accompanied by shame -- most people do everything in their power to avoid it. But to paraphrase educational philosopher John Dewey, a true thinker learns as much from failures as from successes. What if educators worked to take some of the sting (and the stigma) out of failing, and encouraged reflection and revision to build upon the lessons learned? Perhaps there's a goldmine of opportunities if we can re-frame failure as a valuable learning experience, an essential step along the path to discovery and innovation. Check out this list of videos to help start the conversation about embracing failure. Video Playlist: Freedom to Fail Forward

Get acquainted with the amazing augmented reality app Aurasma Pages Tuesday, 11 March 2014 Get acquainted with the amazing augmented reality app Aurasma Tomorrow (Wednesday) we have a really exciting guest post from Anthony Peters (from Parklands College) called 'Aurasma Awesomeness’ coming up on this blog. In it Anthony describes an innovative lesson he created and completed using Aurasma last week.

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