The feature-length documentary 'Most Likely To Succeed' examines the history of education in the United States, revealing the growing shortcomings of conventional education methods in todayʼs innovative world. The film explores compelling new approaches that aim to revolutionize teaching as we know it. After seeing this film, the way you think about “school” will never be the same.
Back when I had only had a list of 35 ways to use Google Classroom I submitted a poster session proposal to ISTE. Since then the list has grown and you can now purchase “50 Things You Can Do With Google Classroom” on Amazon. For my poster session I have come up with an additional 35 ways you can use Google Classroom. (I guess that brings me up to 85). Here is a YouTube playlist with a short description of those 35 additional ways to use Google Classroom.
Get plugged into the best teachersMaintain contact with the familyRead up on the best teaching techniquesInvestigate new discoveries with the classIncorporate music into the classroomChallenge your students just beyond their present reachIncorporate social mediaReward a great attemptExperiment in the classroomCreate a global perspectiveEncourage lots of questioningDon't band-aid or cover up student confusionGive your students all the tools to succeedGet lots of sleepMaintain healthy eatingDon't raise your voice. Maintain your controlDon't pull teeth. encourage students alongGrow along with your classAnchor your lesson in their worldMaintain your energy levelFind the key to each student's success and use itEncourage out of the box thinkingAllow students to express themselves using the artsLet the students erase yesterday and start with a clean slate each dayStop the lecture and let students speakChat with your studentsReach out to struggling students and successful students.
What I'm learning more and more the longer I teach is the more faith we put in the kids, the more they are likely to deserve it. It feels irresponsible to not teach students to use their personal devices for learning given the usefulness and power of what they carry around.
The other results show that the passages chosen are about two grade levels above the readability of the grade and age of the children by measures other than the Lexile level. The results of testing children on these passages will be quite predictable. Students will score lower on the tests than on previous tests. We have already seen this in New York where test scores plummeted when the new tests were given last year. English Language Learners (ELL) and students with disabilities will be particularly hard hit because these tests will prove extraordinarily difficult to them.
Via Mel Riddile
What is it about stories that make them so universally attractive?
Jennifer Cimini's insight:
Stories provide a simplified simulation world that helps us make sense of and learn to navigate our complex real world. The aspects of our real world that are usually most challenging, most crucial for us to understand, are social aspects. Knowing how to deal with evil as well as love, how to recognize others’ desires and needs, how to behave towards others so as to retain their friendship, and how to earn the respect of the larger society are among the most important skills we all must develop for a satisfying life. Stories that we like, and that our children like, are about all that. They are not explicitly about how to navigate the social world, in the way that a lecture might be. Rather, they are implicitly about it, so listeners or readers have to construct the lessons for themselves, each in his or her own way. Constructed lessons are far more powerful than those that are imparted explicitly.
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