Openness can increase productivity. But it can also undermine it. Here’s how to get the balance right.
As a worker in a very "open" environment, I concur with everything stated in this article. We collect data on a daily, weekly and monthly basis and sometimes it can be misconstrued as evaluative instead of used to improve our work practices. A very informative article if your organization is moving towards more transparent work environment.
In 1969, a concern with the deep inequity of students’ experiences and opportunities in traditional school systems first drove social studies teacher Rick DuFour to begin advocating for the kind of re...
Great background information on the history of professional learning communities for those who want to understand how the concept came to be.
A critical part of our revitalized PD plan has been the use of professional learning communities (PLCs), which are essentially groups of educators that work collaboratively and share ideas, often in an online format.
Unfortunately, some students are not motivated by grades. Yes, this includes your brightest kids. Some kids could get an A on any test you give them, so they do not see the need for homework. Why do an hour of work every night when they know they are going to get an A on the test? Now you have a student who gets Fs on all his homework and As on all his tests. It turns into a C average, and he doesn’t care. How do you motivate him to do more or do better? The old-fashioned way – you give him a badge.
Infographics are the hot! They catch your attention because they look great and have strong visual hooks. I like them because they remind me a little of I Spy where you get to explore a busy graphic and search for interesting nuggets of information. Of course, not everyone’s a big fan of infographics. There are [...]
The answer: in more ways than you could imagine. While Skype was not designed as an educational tool, it’s quickly becoming one as teachers discover the many ways it enriches their lessons and the lives of their students. Even something as simple as hosting a guest speaker through a video call can add excitement to a lesson.
As with any tech tool, it can seem daunting to introduce this into your classroom at first. If you don’t know where to start, try one of these five creative ideas.
I recently came across this infographic on learning theory on the most excellent blog, TeachThought. As you can see, with the digital age, a new theory of learning has emerged called Connectivism. it is a theory advanced by George Siemens that is based ...
Michele Eaton, virtual education specialist and Professional Development Chair for the ISTE Online Learning Network, offers administrators and teachers seven suggestions to creating PLCs that teachers will want to use.
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