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A Few Thoughts on Teaching | Motus Dance Theatre's Blog

A Few Thoughts on Teaching | Motus Dance Theatre's Blog | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
Why are your best teaching days followed by your worst teaching days? Just when you think you are getting threw to them they come back at you with underwhelming results. I am confident in my teaching skills but, teaching ...
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Jessica Nguyen's curator insight, January 23, 2014 7:14 AM

As someone who has been teaching at a dance studio for 5 months now, I definitely empathize with the rollercoaster-like trend between good teaching days and bad teaching days. It doesn't make a big difference between mine at the studio, since right now I'm teaching youth classes (ages 6-11) and younger kids don't really get bothered by much. I was feeling kind of overwhelmed and nervous about teaching my company members a new original piece just because they are older and more professional; I was feeling scared that if I wasn't 100% ready, that they would judge me and resent my piece, or have an attitude about it. It makes me feel better/comforted that other people have their good teaching days and their bad teaching days, too. I'm not sure what causes either, but it feels good to know I'm not alone in that.

 

Since there is no real answer/solution to this, I suppose I can accept that everyone just has their good and bad days. Not even just in dancing--in general. All I can do is keep a positive outlook, and stay focused on why I do what I do. I want to continue teaching dance because I want to share this passion with my students and hopefully give them something that will change their lives--for the better--just as it has done for me.

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Technology in the math classroom - Innovation: Education

Technology in the math classroom - Innovation: Education | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
Mary Beth Limanek, middle-level algebra teacher at Christ the King School in Burlington, talks about her journey to using technology in the math classroom.
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i3D Creatives and John Bokla Want to Teach Kids 3D Printing Technology

i3D Creatives and John Bokla Want to Teach Kids 3D Printing Technology | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
John Bokla says it was during the time he was studying architectural engineering – and struggling with the design courses – that he came up with the idea fo
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The (5) best ways to use Spotlight Search on your iPad | iPad Insight

The (5) best ways to use Spotlight Search on your iPad | iPad Insight | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
Spotlight Search is probably one of the most under used tools on the iPad. I know I have taken it for granted for years. I know it's there. I know it can be
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How to record or present your iPad screen without wifi

How to record or present your iPad screen without wifi | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
It is now possible to display your iPad to a projector screen using the white charge & sync cable that came with your iPad. There are many ways to display (or record) your iPad to your class ov...
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Three iPad Apps for Creating Talking Pictures

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A couple of weeks ago at the Future Schools Expo in Sydney I facilitated a workshop about making media with mobile apps. The idea of creating talking pictures was one of the ideas that was a hit wi...
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Three ways to embed a digital culture in your school - Daily Genius

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Get Chillaxian on the App Store. See screenshots and ratings, and read customer reviews.
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5 Tools to Create Your Own Classroom AMA (Ask Me Anything)

5 Tools to Create Your Own Classroom AMA (Ask Me Anything) | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
More than just a fad on Reddit, there are a heap of ways you can run your own classroom AMA with interesting guests in person and using digital tools.
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Design The Learning Of YOUR Learners, Students | Ideas

Design The Learning Of YOUR Learners, Students | Ideas | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
. . Design The Learning Of YOUR Learners, Students AND YOURS A GOOD preparation made is already the half way done! SO... Making a design on the How-To learning will give benefits for the educators ...
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Most vulnerable operating systems and applications in 2014

Most vulnerable operating systems and applications in 2014 | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
An average of 19 vulnerabilities per day were reported in 2014, according to the data from the National Vulnerability Database (NVD). In this article, I look at some of the trends and key findings for 2014 based on the NVD’s database.
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How the Internet of Things is affecting urban design

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A look at how connected tech and the Internet of Things is affecting our cities.
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Steps for Applying Design Thinking to Build and Evolve Schools

Steps for Applying Design Thinking to Build and Evolve Schools | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
Asking users about their needs can open up the possibilities of what can be addressed by schools. As a result of design thinking, one school created a separate parents' center.
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Using Technology in the Classroom | MidAmerica Nazarene University

Using Technology in the Classroom | MidAmerica Nazarene University | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
MidAmerica Nazarene University’s MSN program is located in Olathe, KS and Liberty, MO. Learn more about our RN to MSN program today!
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15 Digital Storytelling Tools for Educators - Social Learning

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Engaging, multimedia-rich digital stories can capture the attention of students and increase their interest in exploring new ideas.
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10 Good iPad Apps for Doodling, Drawing and Sketching

10 Good iPad Apps for Doodling, Drawing and Sketching | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
"Do you like doodling? How about some iPad apps to help you create beautiful doodles? The collection below features some interesting applications you can use on your iOS devices to help you carry out a variety of things that include: doodling using different colours, text and fonts, drawing using simple and powerful tools, sketching out your ideas, and sharing your productions in real time."
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Running Record Calculator App

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Collecting data on student progress is an important part of making decisions about intervention and how to best support the children in our classrooms. Running Record Calculator is an app for iOS ...
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Download 422 Free Art Books from The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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You could pay $118 on Amazon for the Metropolitan Museum of Art's catalog The Art of Illumination: The Limbourg Brothers and the Belles Heures of Jean de France, Duc de Berry.
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Learn Coding, 21st Century Fluencies and The Mathematical Process With Robot School

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In this article I would like to explore a new coding app called Robot School from Next is Great (@nextisgreat). What hooked me immediately was how this app teachings kids to block code, but then sh...
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Cutting Edge-ucation: Profession Development Gluttony? Refine your Palate.

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Lisa Nielsen: The Innovative Educator: 7 Must-Haves for Teaching + Learning with #BYOD #BYOT

Lisa Nielsen: The Innovative Educator: 7 Must-Haves for Teaching + Learning with #BYOD #BYOT | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
Are you allowing students to bring their own devices to learn where you work? If so, you'll want to become familiar with these seven digital resources. Each resource is followed by a link to more information and advice for use in the classroom. What’s great about all of these tools is they can be used in environments even if students have a regular phone without browser or app capabilities.
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Project-Based Learning: The 8 Elements of a Magnificent Maker Project

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So what is involved in creating the perfect project for making in the classroom? Here are eight elements to achieving success in project-based learning.
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Elements of Learning Experience Design

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The process of designing any sort of human experience, regardless of purpose or platform, is centered around reaching a desired outcome, ideally with as little fuss and as much joy as possible. The...
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Goals Suck: Why Building Habits and Systems Makes Sense

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Even if New Year’s Resolutions aren’t your thing, a new year is always a good time to reflect and evaluate your progress in the past 12 months.
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Brilliant ideas: 5 of the smartest cities in Europe

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Here's a list of five smart European cities -- what they're doing, how they're doing it, and why we want more like them around the world.
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