Kathleen Kampa and Charles Vilina, co-authors of the forthcoming Young Learners series, Oxford Discover, share some classroom management tips.
As teachers of young learners, we all know the benefits of a well-managed classroom. Our students are alert, focused, and excited to learn. All of our energies can go into teaching the lesson, rather than dealing with management issues. So how can we achieve this perfect classroom?
Although educators tend to feel like they are left all on their own to deal with students that are getting crazier by the day, there are plenty of technology resources that can make their teaching job more effective.
Twitter, and its role in teacher professional learning, is one of the hottest trends in teaching today.
As a connected educator I have written and presented many times about the amazing things that happen on Twitter for teachers who actively use it. The PLN has done more than give teachers access to an international cohort but has, myself included, helped rejuvenate teaching and challenged us to improve what we do.
Here is another awesome infographic I have recently stumbled upon on Learndash. The graphic outlines 5 ways to prepare students for future. It also features some interesting stats concerning the digital behaviour of today's learners. In a nutshell, to prepare learners for tomorrows job market, teachers need to draw on these strategies : Using videos, embracing video games, encouraging on the go study or mobile learning, teaching digital citizenship, and flipping the classroom. Have a look below to learn more about these strategies.
When technology boomed inside the territories of the global hemisphere, all aspects of human life were vastly affected. Especially, the educational sector brought in huge wonders. Students were shoved off the heavy burden of following the same boring conventional educational methods.
“Classroom flipping” was a hit, resulting in wide smiles on the murky faces of students and revival of new spirit of teaching in teachers.
To begin with, classroom flipping requires that you reach to every student effectively. Listen to their queries, do on-the-spot mentoring and get them to pursue the rest of the class activities with enthusiasm. This process is successful only when instructions are moved from group learning space to individual learning space. Now what the hurdle here could be:
Strong school leadership is viewed as especially important for the regeneration of failing schools. Below, Peter Earley draws upon recent research into school leadership in England to discuss some of the challenges faced now and in the future, and presents key messages about how school leaders should work to ensure improved school performance.
Similar to the lists I would publish here featuring the new releases in the field of web-based digital tools, I am also starting a new section here where I will be sharing a weekly post outlining the new educational apps recently released. The purpose is to enable those of you who do not have time to go online and search apps, provide them with a platform where they could easily access and be up to date with the latest releases in the field of educational mobile apps.