After 100 Years of the Same Teaching Model It’s Time to Throw Out the Playbook – Education Rickshaw. In looking back at my parents’ education in the 1950s and 60s, and my own education in the 1990s and 2000s, I worry sometimes that despite the huge advances that we’ve seen in technology, not much has changed when it comes to how we view learning and how we design learning environments.
The transmission model of education is still the name of the game, although in some circles there are signs of its erosion. I would like to take you on a journey in this post, starting from the 1950s banking model (Freire, 1968) of instructional design, before comparing it to my own schooling experiences as a digital native at the turn of the century. Then, finally, I would like to share my vision for C21 learning, and propose some ways that we can move forward so that we are meeting the needs of today. When my parents went to school…. Engage, Expand and Encompass Through Technology. The New Art and Science of Teaching Webinar. The new art and science of teaching. How to Disagree Politely in English - Speak Confident English.
How to Do Classroom Observation—Tips from Teachers to Administrators. As an English teacher, I love thinking about the meaning of words.
The other day after being observed by an administrator for the second time this year, I got to thinking: Observation is the action or process of observing something carefully in order to gain information. The power of observation is the ability to notice things, especially significant details. As I thought about that, I realized the classroom observation that had just occurred actually fit that definition.
Here are a few of the things admins could do before, during, and after an observation that would make a huge difference to teachers. 1. My administrator approached me in person to schedule a time to visit my class, rather than sending that request via email. 2. My administrator had a pre-observation meeting that actually took place before the teacher observation. 3. Moving Between Depth and Complexity Prompts. Depth of Knowledge in the Content Areas. 12 Excellent Professional Learning Podcasts for Teachers and Educators.
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Edutopia. Hattie’s analysis of inquiry-based teaching. In his influential book Visible Learning, John Hattie presents his synthesis of over 800 meta-analysis papers of impacts upon student achievement.
On a number of occasions teachers and teacher-librarians have told me that when they have advocated for inquiry learning approaches at their school, their senior administrators have not been supportive, citing Hattie’s research as showing that inquiry learning is ineffective. As someone who sees inquiry learning as powerful, higher order, authentic learning, I was dismayed at this news. I decided to examine Hattie’s research. The Science of Character: Developing Positive Learning Traits. What are your top five strengths?
In the last ten years psychologists have done a lot of research into the character qualities and strengths that help people feel happy and satisfied with their lives. There’s been a similar emphasis on the personality traits that help students succeed in school by remaining engaged and motivated to learn over an extended period of time. Traits like optimism, curiosity, social intelligence, and enthusiasm are just a few of the character traits that have shown to lead to satisfied lives. This eight minute film by Tiffany Shlain and The Moxie Institute Films explores how people can strengthen good character traits by appreciating the positive qualities of others and oneself. It discusses the neuroscience behind a strong character, emphasizing that character is not a fixed quality, but rather something that can grow, change and ultimately improve happiness and satisfaction.
Katrina Schwartz Katrina Schwartz is a journalist based in San Francisco. Resources for Teaching Growth Mindset. Education Research Highlights From 2015. 2015 was a great year for education research. fMRI technology gave us new insight into how exercise can improve math ability by changing the structure of children's brains (#13 below).
We saw how Sesame Street's 40-year history has made an impact on preparing young children for school (#7). Several studies reinforced the importance of social and emotional learning for students (#2, 5, and 9). Two must-read publications were released to help educators understand how students learn (#4 and 11). Here are 15 studies published this year that every educator should know about. 1. A classroom's physical learning space makes a difference in how well students learn. Barrett, P. 2. Kindness matters. Jones, D. 3. Educational Hash Tags.
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Technology: Tools. Synergy. ALISON: Free Online Courses. 9 Excellent Under 3 Minutes TED Talks for Teachers. February, 2014 We all love TED talks but because of our time constraints it sometimes become hard to afford 20 minutes of your time to sit and watch one and this is where short TED talks like the ones featured below come in handy.
This is basically a playlist that the folks in TED have recently compiled featuring some wonderful under 3 minutes talks. Content Curation Guide by Robin Good. Robin Good: “In the coming months and years, I expect content curation tools are going to play a very important role in many different fields.
From news journalism, to content development, to learning and education, ecommerce and tourism, there are plenty of areas that have a common need: to better organize the huge (and growing) amount information they have available, in a way that makes it more effective to be consumed, explored and comprehended by others. content-curation-tools-future-p2-400.jpg Photo credit: 3D colorful abstract by ShutterStock This common, vast growing need for organizing and skillfully presenting information sets, is being addressed by content curation tools that facilitate exactly the task of finding, organizing and presenting in effective ways, sets, streams or collections of content already available out there. In the coming months and years, I expect content curation tools are going to play a very important role in many different fields. Download MakeUseOf Guides.
Teaching Australian history - EdPod - ABC RN. Standards of professional excellence for teacher librarians. The Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) and the Australian School Library Association (ASLA) are pleased to endorse and promote this statement of standards of professional excellence for teacher librarians.
This statement describes the professional knowledge, skills and commitment demonstrated by teacher librarians working at a level of excellence. It represents the goals to which all Australian teacher librarians should aspire, and provides inspiration for quality teaching and ongoing professional practice. Background The document, Standards of professional excellence for teacher librarians, is built upon the professional librarians values and standards of the two professions to which teacher librarians owe their allegiance. Why a standards document? What is a teacher librarian? Who will use the standards? These standards describe experienced practitioners who hold the dual qualifications that defi ne the unique qualities of the specialist teacher librarian. University of Reddit. Australian Privacy Principles and National Privacy Principles – Comparison Guide.
Summary and analysis of key differences for organisations April 2013 PDF version1.12 MB Contents Introduction to the Guide The 13 Australian Privacy Principles (APPs) replace the National Privacy Principles (NPPs) for organisations from 12 March 2014. Part 1 of this Guide summarises the key differences between the two sets of principles, including the new obligations that apply to organisations.
New evidence for the power of reading. The Sullivan and Brown Reading Study: New evidence for the power of reading, the effect of reading on poverty, and evidence for late intervention. S. Krashen As part of a large ongoing longitudinal study, Sullivan and Brown (2013) studied the performance of several thousand children in the UK on a variety of tests given when they were 16, and analyzed the effect of a number of predictors on their test scores using multivariate techniques.
Top 10 Videos on 21st Century Learning. 1- Expanded Learning Opportunities 2- What is 21st Century Education 3- Educate The Heart 4- Learn to Change, Change to Learn. Five-Minute Film Festival: Best Kickoff Videos. Sometimes you just need a short, powerful video to start a meeting, an event, or a presentation -- something that really makes everyone sit up straight and start listening.
It's the beginning of a brand new year, in the dark and cold of winter, and it seems like the perfect time to offer up some meeting opener videos that will leave you feeling energized and excited. And since they say you only have a few moments to get your audience's attention, almost all of these videos are under five minutes. I'm reluctant to say these are "motivational" or "inspirational," since both words conjure up visions of teamwork seminars, self-help books, and cheesy piano music slideshows, but I dare you to watch a few of these clips and not feel just a little empowered to go out and change the world. Video Playlist: Ten Great Videos to Get People Jazzed About Education Keep watching the player below to see the rest of the playlist, or view it on YouTube.
A Simple Comprehensive Guide on The use of Personal Learning Networks in Education. Personal Learning Networks, or PLNs, have been around for a long time. Originally they were your family, relatives and friends, or probably other educators and fellow teachers you work with in the same institution, but now and thanks to the development of web technologies and wireless connections, the concept of PLNs has been expanded to engulf people you have never met before in real world. The official site for Teachmeets in Australia. PLN Starter Kit. Free Online Classes. The 13 MUST Know Professional Development Websites for Teachers. 1- Education World This is a great website that offers all the resources you need to grow professionally.
It has different sections with each one full of PDFs, books, articles an many more . 2- Discovery Education. Education Week Teacher Professional Development Sourcebook. Annual Reports Books. Melbourne Free University. The Staff Development and Adult Learning Site. Teach Elements Online Professional Development Courses. Teachers Network - Lesson Plans, Online Courses, Resources & Videos for Teachers, Educators & Instructors. The Teacher Tap: Professional Development Resources for Educators. The Teacher Tap is a free, professional development resource that helps educators and librarians address common questions about the use of technology in teaching and learning by providing easy access to practical, online resources and activities. Check out the Project Overview for more information.
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