Love the last one. It's almost the opposite of what teacher training advocates - you are allowed to be an independent thinker AND change your mind. You can't ask people to think critically and then complain when they exercise that skill.
If teachers ran the government, we wouldn’t have a national debt. Teachers are frugal. Very frugal. I’m not saying I reuse dental floss or anything, but the lengths I’ve gone to save money are amazing. This is because the money I’m saving is often…mine. Still, sometimes a teacher has to spend. I buy tons of …
Beyond increasing the amount of information that students can access, the new abundant economy of information has far greater implications. It represents both a shift in the way that future classrooms will operate as well as in the student behaviors that we will value and expect.
We believe that we should work to be happy, but could that be backwards? In this fast-moving and entertaining talk, psychologist Shawn Achor argues that actually happiness inspires productivity. (Filmed at TEDxBloomington.)
By Shelley Kinash and Jeffrey Brand. As new technologies grow in popularity, the associated cognitive and moral worries, concerns and questions intensify….Parents and teachers are concerned, asking…are people losing the ability to socialise offline?
It’s the middle of the school year, and let’s just say things are starting to get a little messy... literally. Slowly, the crisp clean notebooks, binders, and folders you started out with are turning into untidy heaps as...
Deborah Welsh's insight:
Some of us are not as organised as others. (Who knew?) There are some helpful hints here to keep you on top of paperwork and notes.
An essential part of online research is the ability to critically evaluate information. This includes the ability to read and evaluate its level of accuracy, reliability and bias.
Deborah Welsh's insight:
Information skills are not just about referencing. Many teachers believe students are more knowledgeable about searching than they actually are. In their desire to grab content, students often ignore credibility and accuracy.
Parenting these days is patrolled by the language police. Sometimes it seems like the worst thing you could ever say to a kid is “Good job!” or the dreaded, “Good girl!” Widely popularized psychological research warns about the “inverse power of praise” and the importance of “unconditional parenting.” What are these researchers really getting at? Are the particular words we use to talk to our kids so important? And how do we convey positive feelings without negative consequences?
As parent of two teenagers and as a teacher of pre-teens, I took away a lot of information from It’s Complicated. First and foremost is the idea that young people have less and less access to public spaces and time in which to socialize with friends and peers. The days of our moms and dads kicking us outdoors in the morning and saying, “Don’t come back until dinner time” are over.