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11 Habits of an Effective Teacher

11 Habits of an Effective Teacher
Carrie Lam , Academic Director, Teacher & Workshop Leader, Canada Posted 07/05/2014 10:12AM | Last Commented 08/12/2016 7:57AM I really appreciate teachers who are truly passionate about teaching. The teacher who wants to be an inspiration to others. The teacher who is happy with his/her job at all times. Teaching is meant to be a very enjoyable and rewarding career field (although demanding and exhausting at times!). There is a saying, "With great power, comes great responsibility". Bring positive energy into the classroom every single day. This is the fun part and absolutely important for being an effective teacher! Whether you are delivering a lesson, writing report cards or offering support to a colleague - give 100%. Never fall behind on the marking or filing of students' work. As a teacher, there are going to be times where you will be observed formally or informally (that's also why you should give 100% at all times). Create standards for your students and for yourself. Related:  Docencia

Complete List of Movies About Schools and Teachers WeAreTeachers is pulling together a running list of movies with schools as the plot and/or setting, and we'd love your help! We know there must be some good ones missing but we stopped at 101. The Ground Rules: 1) Only K–12. Here is our first pass. And at some point, we might rank them. 10 Things I Hate About You (1999) Teen Comedy 21 Jump Street (2012) and 22 Jump Street (2014) Comedy Akeelah and the Bee (2006) Drama, Laurence Fishburne Bad Teacher (2011) Comedy, Cameron Diaz Beyond the Blackboard (2010) TV Drama, Emily VanCamp Blackboard Jungle (1955) Drama, Glenn Ford The Breakfast Club (1985) Teen Comedy-Drama Bring It On (2000) Teen Comedy The Browning Version (1951 and 1994) Drama, Michael Redgrave and Albert Finney Carrie (1976) Drama Chalk (2006) Comedy, Troy Schremmer Cheaters (2000) TV Drama, Joel S.

12 Must Watch TED Talks for Teachers January 11, 2015 TED is another wonderful source of educational and inspirational videos to use in your class and for your professional development. A few days ago TED released its annual list of the most popular talks of the year featuring a number of interesting presentations covering different topics (e.g ). However, the list we have curated for you below goes beyond’s TED official collection to embed some wonderful talks directly relevant for us in education. We invite you to check it out below and as always share with us your feedback. Enjoy 2- How to Escape Education's Death Valley by Sir Ken Robinson 3- The Key to Success ?

13 bilder som visar varför jag är feminist | Hej hej vardag Ibland är det en röra i huvudet och ibland blir saker så tydliga. Jag har försökt teckna ner några av de där tydliga ögonblicken. En liten påminnelse om att feminism behövs. Varför jag tycker att den behövs. Och såklart kan man fylla på med fler bilder. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 50 Free Animation Tools And Resources For Digital Learners 50 Animation Tools & Resources For Digital Learners by Lisa Chesser, A purple monster with wild curls spiraling out of control explains the economics of oil production in the Sudan to students in Los Angeles, Sydney, Berlin, Jerusalem, and Riyadh. That is education and animation working together to teach students everywhere, everything they ever wanted to know. Some of the animation links catalogued here will give educators very basic tools and histories of animation while others have the animation already created and set in motion, it’s just a matter of sharing it with students. Educators need to decide which tool is best for them. One of the easiest ways to animate, however, isn’t with your own camera and modeling clay, it’s with your links to sites that hand you everything within their own forums. Use the first part of this list for creating original animation or using animation tools to create lessons. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18.

The 10 Skills Modern Teachers Must Have There’s been a lot of talk recently about what it means to be a learner in the 21st Century. Earlier this year, we put together a guide with skills important for students today. So, why not a list for educators, too? The list goes beyond technology and social media. Check out what skill we think makes a modern teacher, and let us know your thoughts on the matter in the comments below. Image via flickr and Chicago 2016 Engage in Professional Communities: Teachers can sometimes lead a very solitary existence at school—spending all of their time tutoring before and after school and scarfing down lunch in front of the copier or spending their free period, if they’re lucky enough to have one, at their desks while grading papers. However the Essential skills for today’s teachers go far beyond “knowing how to use an iPad” and into the realm of connectedness. Editor’s note: This is a revised version of an article written by Jeff Dunn that originally appeared on March 12th, 2013.

10 Essential Survival Tips For New Teachers – Bored Teachers It's almost time to go Back to School! Anyone who teaches knows that it is one of the most overworked, underpaid, under appreciated jobs in the world. The ironic part is that teaching is the only profession that teaches all other professions, yet it's one of the lowest paying ones! With administration headaches, classrooms full of misbehaving kids, complaining parents, stacks of paperwork to complete, and families to take care of on few hours of sleep, it's hard to keep your sanity. We know. That's why we came up with this humorous list of ways to not lose your mind as a teacher. 1. via gifrific 2. via giphy 3. 4. via giphy 5. via imgur 6. via giphy 7. via giphy 8. via giphy 9. via disney 10. via tumblr

Wolfram|Alpha: Computational Knowledge Engine When someone says teachers don't deserve a raise, show them this letter This heartfelt eye-opening letter first appeared on Amy Murray’s Blog, miss night’s marbles and really shows you what teachers go through for our children every single day. Dear Parent: I know. You’re worried that THAT child is detracting from your child’s learning experience. Your child, this year, in this classroom, at this age, is not THAT child. I know, and I am worried, too. You see, I worry all the time. But I know, you want to talk about THAT child. I want to talk about THAT child, too, but there are so many things I can’t tell you. I can’t tell you that she was adopted from an orphanage at 18 months. I can’t tell you that he is on an elimination diet for possible food allergies, and that he is therefore hungry ALL. I can’t tell you that her parents are in the middle of a horrendous divorce, and she has been staying with her grandma. I can’t tell you that I’m starting to worry that grandma drinks… I can’t tell you that his asthma medication makes him agitated. That’s okay, you say.

3 Ways to Be Less Boring "Be less boring." That's a low bar for us as teachers. However, improvement is implicit in this command. Face it: some days, trying to be slightly less boring is all we have, while on other days, we feel like we could make the study of prairie grasses fascinating to fifth-grade kids. I've been on both ends of the spectrum. Here are three ideas that might help you be less boring. 1. We all know what wait time is -- ask a question and then give students time to think before calling on someone. If you're already good at wait time one, try wait time two. Closing my mouth makes class much more interesting for students and me. 2. Teachers have a Pavlovian response to hand raising. I implemented a policy that required students to signal when they don't want me to call on them. In an era of learning walks, instructional rounds, and unannounced observations, this method has another interesting advantage. 3. Your enjoyment of teaching is essential to being less boring.

Tips for Creating a Culture of Kindness in your School “Remember there’s no such thing as a small act of kindness. Every act creates a ripple with no logical end.” —Scott Adams October is National Bullying Prevention Month. Acknowledge each student with a greeting as they enter your room.