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Ken Robinson: Changing education paradigms

Ken Robinson: Changing education paradigms

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RLS MSP Science OBJECTIVES:(1) For teachers’ to utilize standard-based curriculum, instruction and assessment in all classrooms, (2) To increase teacher and student proficiency in mathematics and science. RATIONALE: Professional development opportunities provide knowledge, skills and understanding to build professional capabilities and can provide the support, guidance and training to help teachers build a solid pedagogical foundation. To improve student achievement in mathematics and science through increased teacher professional development.To build consistency in mathematics and science assessment and instruction.To help teachers further develop successful instructional strategies as well as enhancing teachers math and/or science content knowledge.

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Weight of the Soul Claim: A physician once placed dying patients upon a scale in order to measure the weight of the human soul. Example:[Evans, 1946] Those who believe that the body becomes lighter [at the moment of death] seem to think that the soul has weight, weight that must of necessity depart with it, and — with that brisk disregard of strict veracity which so frequenly marks discussions of this nature — have claimed that dying men, at the very moment of their decease, have been placed on delicate scales that have recorded their mortuary degravitation. Marking resources for e-asTTle writing / Teacher resources / Home - e-asTTle Teachers can find many resources to assist them with marking e-asTTle writing. Please click on the links below. Marking rubric The revised writing tool assesses writing across five purposes. These are: describe, explain, recount, narrate, and persuade. The Describe purpose is divided into two: describe a moment in time, and describe a process.

The power of simple words - Terin Izil Many people may be guilty of incomprehensible or overly-elaborate language on occasion—but who are the repeat offenders? In small groups, see if you can identify one or two public figures or groups who fit the bill and draw up the charges. Make a “Wanted” poster that includes two or three examples, for each, of especially obscure communication. Also, offer your own explanation(s) for why this individual or group is so hooked on the $10 words. 10 Techy Icebreakers for The 21st Century Teacher Here are some great icebreakers you can work on using technology : 1- Self PortraitHave your students draw themselves. After they have done this, collect the papers and hang them up for the whole class to see. Now have students try to guess who the artists was for each picture. Here are the web tools to do that :

Every Presentation Ever: Communication Fail In case you haven’t seen it: Funny video on the inner thoughts of every presenter and what the audience really thinks. I particularly like the snide remark about how Macs are better than PC’s. If you liked that. You will like this. Bloom's Digital Taxonomy This is the introduction to Bloom's Digital Taxonomy. The different taxonomical levels can be viewed individually via the navigation bar or below this introduction as embedded pages. This is an update to Bloom's Revised Taxonomy which attempts to account for the new behaviours and actions emerging as technology advances and becomes more ubiquitous. Bloom's Revised Taxonomy describes many traditional classroom practices, behaviours and actions, but does not account for the new processes and actions associated with Web 2.0 technologies, infowhelm (the exponential growth in information), increasing ubiquitous personal technologies or cloud computing.Bloom's Digital Taxonomy isn't about the tools or technologies rather it is about using these to facilitate learning.

Should Teachers Friend Their Students? On Facebook, how classroom rules do and do not apply. In real life, people don't just usually walk right up to you and ask you to be their friend. Little kids do, I guess, but adults generally see that sort of question as just plain weird. I think of this sometimes when my students friend me on Facebook—adding yet another layer of complexity to the question of how best to balance the teacher-student-friend relationship—a layer of complexity that just five years ago did not exist. Many schools have responded to this new reality by creating official Facebook policies. But mine is a private high school that trusts its teachers to behave responsibly until, I suppose, someone doesn't.

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