I’m going to take just a moment to highlight the 10 most viewed posts of 2013 on the blog. It was a great year for Moodle and I have an awesome time learning about all of the Moodle-related happenings and sharing them on the blog.
As an open-source learning platform, Moodle is a powerful learning tool for everyone. There is no pressure to listen to the instructors well, or there is no time restriction which often causes mistakes and stress.
With drawings, maps and photographs, the visual appeal of posters we can make presentations more interactive. Teachers can share these colorful posters with their students or pin on their classroom walls.
A recent blog by Grant Wiggins affirmed what I have long believed about creativity: it is a 21st-century skill we can teach and assess. Creativity fosters deeper learning, builds confidence and creates a student ready for college and career.
I read an article in Forbes today that discussed what we should expect from business leaders in 2014. This made me think about what we should expect from educational leaders in 2014. Many of the overarching ideas align with the Forbes article, and yet the reasoning behind their application to ed leaders differs a bit.
While it is important to emphasize communication skills and collaboration, it can be difficult to separate them from the other Cs— Critical thinking and creativity. If we want to prepare our students for the 21st century, we need to integrate them into our classrooms fully. (National Education Association)
One of the biggest advantages of using puzzles / crosswords in ESL classroom is they help students expand their thoughts and they also develop how to ask a question. They work in teams/groups and develop their own problem-solving skills.
When students feel that they have the ownership of their learning, and they are learning with their peers, with collaboration, their learning promotes and so does their personal growth. SDL follows a series of steps in which students decide what, where, when, and how to learn. (Baumgartner,2003)
The current climate of fear in public schools brought on by a misguided attempt to standardize learning and testing will not empower teachers or students. There is a growing groundswell of discontent at the grassroots.
Can-do optimists bring more to leadership then you think. Hire & promote them for a culture of service & innovation! From The People Skills Coach™. (From @KateNasser: Leadership: Choose the Positive Pollyanna!
I think OPTIMISM is an important part of achievement. Optimistic people see more opportunities than those who are pessimistic and optimistic people can focus on the possibilities of achieving their career goals. The right kind of Optimism equips employees with a perspective that fosters personal accountability, innovative thinking and appropriate risk-taking. (Dana Lightman, 2004)
Learn how cognitive systems will provide decision support for teachers and enable personalized education. (RT @MalalaFund: .@IBM predicts that in 5 years 'the #classroom will learn you'. What do you think?
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