Many key questions about learning in the classroom can be boiled down to, “What should I do next?” From a teacher’s viewpoint, this question can mean, “Which topic should I teach next?” or “Do students need more review or are they ready to move on?” For a student, “what should I do next?” can mean,…
One of the most powerful ways that administrators can encourage their faculty to adopt new technologies in their classroom and curriculum is by modeling effective application of new digital tools. With Google Apps for Education, there are many tools that are helpful for administrative tasks, providing a number of ways to effectively model technology usage …
In this post, I'll share 13 actionable leadership tips to help you motivate, connect with, and inspire your team. "Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other." - John F. Kennedy Compassion first A high performer, who typically delivers excellent work, misses a deadline. It’s completely out of character for them. As a leader, use [...]
The human ingenuity within any organisation are it's greatest competitive advantage. Yet according to the latest statistics, over half of todays workers are disengaged . When leaders are committed and actively working to engage, inspire and embolden – they unleash untapped potential and raise the bar not just on productivity, but on the value their organization contributes to all stakeholders.
Marshall says that there are seven different, important roles and responsibilities of collaborative leaders when leading teams, and those leaders should select the appropriate style to meet the team's needs.
The underrepresentation of minorities is not confined to teaching, but it has far-reaching consequences for society as well as for schools.
Nancy J. Herr's insight:
Educators are always looking for ways to attract minority teachers, especially in schools with a large minority population. Maybe we need to start at a different place and make sure our faculty is a welcoming place for any teacher.
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. The teacher that every other child in the school would love to have. The teacher that kids remember for the rest of their lives. Are you that teacher? Read on and learn 11 effective habits of an effective teacher.
"In any given classroom, there are invariably learners who simply don’t connect with what’s being taught. Lectures can be easy to tune out. A textbook can feel dense and boring to finish. Even a video can pose limitations for learners with sight or hearing difficulties. When these are the only options available, some learners are bound to fall behind without requesting special support, while others will surge ahead. Differentiation is one way to bridge this gap, and another is adapting the curriculum to suit all learners, instead of adjusting it to support the needs of each one."
Can we define an outstanding lesson? No. I get asked this regularly, and I’ve really tried. But I don’t think it’s possible. I can describe a specific example of a lesson which was judged as outstanding, but that really isn’t helpful for three reasons. 1) Stand alone lessons don’t provide evidence of much except the
Do you want to become an inspired leader in 2015—one who makes a big difference in your team, your organization, and your community? If the answer is yes, a good place to start is to review the qualities and practices of outstanding leaders, which have remained constant since civilization began, as [...]