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SAGE Journals: Your gateway to world-class journal research. Teenagers can become disruptive if teachers use psychological pressure - UKEdChat.com. 8 Myths That Undermine Educational Effectiveness. Certain widely-shared myths and lies about education are destructive for all of us as educators, and destructive for our educational institutions.

8 Myths That Undermine Educational Effectiveness

This is the subject of 50 Myths & Lies That Threaten America’s Public Schools: The Real Crisis in Education, a new book by David Berliner and Gene Glass, two of the country’s most highly respected educational researchers. Although the book deserves to be read in its entirety, I want to focus on eight of the myths that I think are relevant to most teachers, administrators, and parents. Myth #1: Teachers Are the Most Important Influence on a Child’s Education Of course teachers are extremely important. Good teachers make a significant difference in achievement. 12 Principles Of Modern Learning. 12 Principles Of Modern Learning by TeachThought Staff What are the principles of modern learning?

12 Principles Of Modern Learning

Well, that depends on how you define ‘learning’ and what you’d consider ‘modern.’ Richard Olsen put together this useful visual way, way back in 2013–a chart that lays out three categories of a modern approach to learning–Modern, Self-Directed, and Social. These broad categories are then broken up into four principles per category. Overall, though, defining ‘modern learning’ through inquiry, self-direction, and connectivity is at the core of what we preach here at TeachThought. 12 Principles Of Modern Learning: The 4 principles in of Modern Inquiry Learning, according to the graphic, are Compile, Contribute, Combine, and Change, with their respective Realities and Opportunities shown below. Compile Reality: The ability to save and retrieve information in a variety of formats Opportunity: Give modern learners virtually unlimited capacity to retrieve and store information. The Tyranny of Being On Task.

I remember when I was first teaching and was getting ready for my first official observation and evaluation.

The Tyranny of Being On Task

I was very nervous. My principal had told me she would be looking for a classroom where students were on task. Heaven forbid that any students were off task. I thought that if my classroom even hinted that some students were off task, I would never be a successful teacher, and perhaps told to leave the teaching profession. I now know that it is unreasonable to ensure complete on task behavior from every student at all times, but back then I wanted a good evaluation, and I wanted my students to be on task so that they would learn and I could support them. Building Language and Literacy Skills - Taking Center Stage-Act II (TCSII) (CA Dept of Education)

In this Professional Learning Activity, Dr.

Building Language and Literacy Skills - Taking Center Stage-Act II (TCSII) (CA Dept of Education)

Kinsella explores steps in effectively setting up discussion tasks for students. Take Stock: pre-video reflection exercise Take Time: watch the video Take Action: initial activities designed to help educators implement the practices suggested Take it Away: answer questions designed to help educators identify support and resources needed to implement the suggested practices This professional learning activity is one of several in the TCSII Get into the Act! Professional Learning Series. Dr. Back to Top. Teaching English. Educational Leadership:Teaching for the 21st Century:Six Steps to Better Vocabulary Instruction. Teaching Vocabulary in the Middle Grades - Taking Center Stage-Act II (TCSII) (CA Dept of Education)

In this Professional Learning Activity, Dr.

Teaching Vocabulary in the Middle Grades - Taking Center Stage-Act II (TCSII) (CA Dept of Education)

Kinsella presents an instructional approach that bolsters students’ expressive vocabulary knowledge, outlines key steps for teaching a word, and explains the pivotal role of vocabulary in literacy and learning. Take Stock: pre-video reflection exercise Take Time: watch the video Take Action: initial activities designed to help educators implement the practices suggested Take it Away: answer questions designed to help educators identify support and resources needed to implement the suggested practices This professional learning activity is one of several in the TCSII Get into the Act!

Professional Learning Series. Dr. Back to Top. Edutopia. Education Research Highlights From 2016. In 2016, we learned more about how teachers feel about their profession, from the reasons why they started teaching in the first place (#1) to why they leave (#6). We learned that science students do better when teachers share stories about the struggles scientists face instead of portraying them as geniuses (#3). We’re also learning more about why U.S. students are falling behind students in other countries (#12). Here are 15 studies published this year that every educator should know about. 1.

It Turns Out Teaching Really Is a Noble Profession Altruism drives many people to become teachers, according to this survey of over 3,000 public school teachers. Rentner, D.S., Kober, N., & Frizzell, M. (2016). 2. Are kindergartners spending too much time on academics? Bassok, D., Latham, S., & Rorem, A. (2016). 3. It turns out that the idea of genius might intimidate young learners.

Lin-Siegler, X., Ahn, J. 4. Cherng, H. 5. Stanford History Education Group. (2016). Greenberg, M. 7. Do2Learn: Educational Resources for Special Needs. The TL Toolkit for Student Success Home. Think you don’t?

The TL Toolkit for Student Success Home

Yes you do! Teacher-librarians can and do make a difference. There is a considerable body of documented evidence that proves that schools having a good school library and program have a positive impact on student achievement. Although the data is mounting globally it is also clear that school administrators need to have evidence at the local school level when planning for school improvement and making tough financial decisions.