Six key rules for student engagement include making it meaningful, fostering efficacy, autonomy support, collaborative learning, establishing positive teacher-student relationships, and mastery orientations.
Students and Smart Phones Go Together Like Reading and Writing. Let’s Put Them to Use in the Service of Learning! In the U.S., and increasingly abroad, students of high school and college age require a smart phone as a standard
I am going through 100 days of Rejection Therapy, aiming to make 100 crazy requests to get rejected. My goal is to desensitize myself from the pain of rejection and overcome my fear. Feel free to s...
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Each of these video blogs is worth taking the time to view. Especially the unexpected ones like number 3! Fear of rejection holds us back from doing things and we miss out on some awesome opportunities.
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Your Makerspace may not need much of a budget to operate, if you have a space you can use for free, tools to borrow, and materials found or donated. For some Makerspaces, the ones with lots of parental involvement, many of the projects are self-funded. But if your Makerspace takes place at a school without as much family support, or if you simply do not have this all in place, you may need to research community or family foundation grants to fill in the gap.
According to neuroscience and the Universal Design for Learning theory, there is no one right way to learn. Fortunately, the latest crop of tech tools offers a variety of ways for students of all learning styles and preferences to engage, receive information and express their learning.
As you can see, our Maker Mondays is loosely based on the concepts inspired by the Cincinnati Public Library’s MakerSpace. We had already purchased the Little Bits and Legos. The Ellison and Accucut dies were also something we had on hand (and taking them from the top floor to the basement for our Maker Mondays only took 3 trips). Inpsired by CPL, we did purchase a couple of American Button Machines, which I blogged about here. Our goal is to eventually add in a few additional items so that we can rotates some of the various features.
So here’s some of what we learned in researching and setting up our first Maker Monday:"
I believe that every person is unique and every child can learn, but I recognize that students learn best when engaged â€” where expectations are appropriately challenging within an environment that is both safe and that contributes to the dignity and self-worth of all. I also believe that engagement depends on quality interactions resulting from connections that happen inside and outside of the classroom. Here are some of the Engagement+Connection ideas I plan to use this year.
Researchers at the University of Michigan and Vanderbilt University found in a study of teachers in Miami that collaboration is a significant factor in improving teachers’ ability to impact student learning.
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