This is consistent with my observations when I was at university. As a teacher, I am also now exploring other ways for students to learn, including self-paced teaching, problem based learning and peer-based interaction.
In 1915, famed educator John Dewey wrote a book entitled Schools of Tomorrow in which he complained that the conventional public school “is arranged to make things easy for the teacher who wishes quick and tangible results.”[i] Rather than fostering personal growth, he argued that “the ordinary school impressed the little one into a narrow area, into a melancholy silence, into a forced attitude of mind and body.”[ii]
How's that New Year's resolution going? You know, the one where you promised to make better use of your free time and learn new things? If you're off track, fear not. It's only April. It's not too late to make good on your promise.
"Over the last few months, we have found that List.ly is one of the best ways to find educational apps curated by other educators passionate about integrating iPads in the classroom. Here are 3 lists we love and why:"
This site is a great place to search and read reviews for Apps on Apple and Android devices for a range of areas, including education. There are lots of sub-categories and 'best of' lists to browse through.
Are you interested in using inquiry based learning in your classroom but are not sure of how to implement a new program? This post discusses the importance of planning and takes you through a step-by-step look at techniques you will use to effectively implement inquiry learning. Many additional resources are provided.
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