What do rap shows, barbershop banter and Sunday services have in common? As Christopher Emdin says, they all hold the secret magic to enthrall and teach at the same time — and it's a skill we often don't teach to educators. A longtime teacher himself, now a science advocate and cofounder of Science Genius B.A.T.T.L.E.S. with the GZA of the Wu-Tang Clan, Emdin offers a vision to make the classroom come alive.
The Van Buren School District has embarked on a new engineering based science program in its elementary schools. Kindergarten through fifth grade students are participating in Project Lead The Way which provides transformative learning experiences for both students and teachers, according to Julia Cottrell, PLTW coordinator for the school district. “Project Lead The Way creates an engaging, hands-on classroom environment and empower students to develop in-demand knowledge and skills they
14 Messages Every Student Needs To Hear From You by Terry Heick Okay–quick post on the kinds of messages that can disarm the teacher-student (or school-student) relations and help build relationships with [...]
Teacher wellbeing is critical for enhancing individual student outcomes, but with figures suggesting that anywhere between 25 and 40 per cent of new teachers quit globally within one to five years of beginning to teach, something is well amiss.
Primarily, my job entails working with teachers to develop content for their learners’ blended learning, which is now delivered in an hour-long, timetabled session for all learners in full-time courses. Over the course of one day, I can go between exploring innovative augmented reality technology to teaching somebody how to use Facebook. Interestingly, the latter is by far the most challenging.
Being a child is tough. As adults, it’s easy to look back on childhood with a powerful longing: The lack of responsibility, the freedom, the naps. It’s all very alluring through rose-tinted glasses. But children face a world of worry and fear that we’ve long forgotten — and sometimes completely overlook. Young and unsure, children experience
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