It’s a Mistake Not to Use Mistakes as Part of the Learning Process I recently heard a TED talk from Brian Goldman, a doctor who admits to having made mistakes. In very emotional language, he describes some costly emergency room mistakes, and then makes a strong case for changing the way that the medical profession addresses such things. He believes that medicine will improve if doctors are free to discuss their mistakes, without judgment, allowing them to learn from each other. But, he continued, because doctors are judged by mistakes, they are too afraid to discuss them.
Interactive Map of the Roman Empire and Celtic Lands Interactive Map of the Roman Empire and Celtic Lands - K.S. 2 Timeline of the Roman Empire and Lands of the Celtic People 475BC The people of Rome and their allies (the Latin League) overthrew their Etruscan rulers. The pro's guide to hand-drawn typography Illustrated typography has become a field in its own right, with illustrators, designers and self-made letterers working across media to present their unique spin on this growing trend. From traditional sign making in local communities to editorial illustration and publishing, to ground breaking advertising campaigns such as Kate Moross Cadbury’s billboards, hand drawn typography injects personality and playful fun into our daily lives. Creating your own lettering might be something you do for fun, a simple exercise in doodling to kick start your creativity - but with an abundance of opportunities for specialists in this field it might be time to focus your energies on developing your skills. Carving out a niche
The 2 Sisters Joan and Gail modeling The Daily 5™ Do you love teaching but feel exhausted from the energy you expend cajoling, disciplining and directing students on a daily basis? Are you questioning the value of busy work but afraid that ceasing from such activities will lead to chaos in the classroom?
Creating a Culture of Student Reflection: Self-Assessment Yields Positive Results The seventh and eighth graders in my math class at O'Farrell Community School in San Diego work in groups of five or six. One student in each group presents a stamp designed by group members for the country of Guinea. They had started the assignment by creating small versions of their designs, then rendered them as large posters -- learning math by calculating ratios as they increased their artwork in size. (Art was my college major, and I'm always looking for ways to link math and visuals.) The presenters in each group explain the decisions they made as they worked on the project, and ask their classmates for feedback on how they can revise and improve their work.
Educators - Teaching Children Philosophy Have you ever thought of using children's literature to teach philosophy to elementary school children? It may surprise you to know that children's books often raise deep philosophical issues and that children love to think about them. This website contains all the materials that you need to lead philosophy discussions with your students. We've chosen a set of books that we think are remarkable for their philosophical content, and we have assembled questions to use to initiate a philosophical discussion. All you need to do is to read one of the children's books suggested by our site aloud to a group of elementary school children and you are ready to go. The question sets will guide you in getting the children to discuss the philosophical issues raised by the book.
Circus Maximus, Rome The Circus Maximus was the largest stadium in ancient Rome. Popular chariot races were held here for almost a millennium. At one point the Circus could seat 250,000 people, one quarter of Rome's population. Circus Maximus Today Chariot races were one of the Roman's most popular forms of entertainment. Romulus, the first of Rome's seven kings, is said to have held chariot races. Pastels Plus Links to Tutorials - Hodgepodge Welcome to our Hodgepodge free listing of chalk pastels, acrylics and video art tutorials for all ages. This list of free tutorials is always being updated. Rather than 50, we now have 100+ free art tutorials! Please scroll down for a list of printable lessons. Click on each link to view and print individually… We love pastels. 4. Teaching as Inquiry - 2015 Master Appraisal Site Effective pedagogy requires that teachers inquire into the impact of their teaching on their students. At Pakuranga Heights School we are working towards embedding teaching as inquiry into our system wide practices in order to move towards teachers having many opportunities to inquire in order to view inquiry as a way of professional being. Teaching as inquiry has occurred the last two years when we come together as a team each term to evaluate student progress towards meeting our annual achievement targets, our performance goals for reading, writing and mathematics and in 2015 our teaching as inquiry professional learning circles that will occur twice per term. The model below shows the two ways how teaching as inquiry can be understood; as a cycle of learning and as a way of professional being. As a school we advocate open discussion on our practice that is supportive to promote individual teacher, team and organisational learning.
Evidence-based practices for teaching writing Amy Gillespie and Steve Graham reveal the techniques that have been proven to work when teaching students to write WRITING IS A MULTIFACETED TASK THAT involves the use and coordination of many cognitive processes. Due to its complexities, many students find writing challenging and many teachers struggle to find methods to effectively teach the skill. Gathering evidence for effectively teaching writing Advice from professional writers and the experiences of successful writing teachers offer some guidance in developing sound writing practices. However, these accounts are frequently based on testimonials involving the writing development of an individual or a single classroom.
8 Ways to Spot Emotional Manipulation.. and Free Ourselves From It By Paul Lenda Guest Writer for Wake Up World We as human beings have a very strong self-centered aspect (even if it may not be truly ‘real’) of our beings called the ego, and many problems arise when this aspect of the human experience goes uncontrolled. Manipulation has always been a favored tool of the ego in order to get what it wants. This manipulation can come in either a physical form or it can be seen to work on the emotional level in order to break the psyche into meeting the manipulator’s desires. Ancient Rome for Kids: The City of Pompeii History >> Ancient Rome The city of Pompeii was a major resort city during the times of Ancient Rome. However, in 79 AD, disaster struck the city when it was buried under 20 feet of ash and debris from the eruption of the nearby volcano, Mount Vesuvius. History Pompeii was originally settled around the 7th century BC by the Oscan peoples. The port city was in a prime location for trade as well as farming.
Q-Tip Fall Tree for Preschoolers Celebrate fall with this fun and easy Q-tip painted tree. Q-tip painting is great for letting young children creatively express themselves while also mixing colors and strengthening fine motor skills. Materials Needed for the Q-Tip Fall Tree Tree trunk printable Pioneer School Programme Pond Pioneer School Programme The rollout of Pond continues with the launch of the Pioneer School programme, an exclusive programme that allows schools to get their entire staff into Pond. The Pioneer School programme allows N4L to get a whole school perspective and understand what happens when an entire school’s teaching community uses Pond.