Julia Carter represents a new generation of young global activists. She eschewed the traditional high school-to-college path, choosing to devote two and a half years towards international travel and community service before college.
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When students get tired of school, they find all means to take the shortcut. This is why numerours students end up copying their homework and plagiarizing their essays. This is why websites such as Bestessays.com thrive. They offer services that will ease the difficulties of student, making it tempting for them to sign up and buy customized papers. Technology has definitely made cheating a lot easier.
It’s not just in the output that students slack off in school. It’s in their mentality that clearly shows their disinterest to learn and attend classes. When they start to not care about their grades, it must be a cause of concern for teachers.
Instead of lecturing these lost souls, it’s up to educators and mentors to find ways on how to lure them back into learning. It can be through constant motivation and pep talk. Sometimes, it can be a great story that will push them to work harder.
For now, maybe these inspirational quotes on learning and hard work can do the trick.
Why put off until tomorrow what you can do today? Students have a million answers: the big game is on, there is a trending hashtag to follow, there are so many people available to chat, there is a new series on Netflix, there is no way I can do that assignment, and so forth. But don’t worry, there are just as many ways to overcome procrastination as there are reasons to procrastinate in the first place — these tips will get you moving so you have more time to do what you want to do.
The Australian Funds call as autism students numbers triple The Australian The Australian Education Union claimed yesterday that 100,000 students were missing out on funded support, especially in poor neighbourhoods.
"Here's what most of us know about creativity: We know that you aren't born with it, and that it can be learned; we know that people can be at their most in group setting; we know that the expression of creativity isn't exclusive to the arts; and we know that you shouldn't wait around for inspiration to strike.
But do we know that rewarding creative behaviour can stunt motivation? Do we know the creative brain depends on content just as much as it depends on imagination? Or that expecting one right answer all the time will actually prevent us from finding the right answer?"
"We live in a high tech world—with high tech classrooms. We embrace the benefits of using iPads during class, integrating tweets during presentations, and teaching students while using smart TVs. We know the many benefits of incorporating technology while teaching, such as adding diversity to lessons, increasing student interaction, and to bringing new perspectives and knowledge to the class.
But there can be a negative side resulting from inappropriate or overuse of technology, and that negative side can have serious and long-term consequences."
On Twitter, I recently shared an excellent article by Justin Tarte called 5 Questions Every Teacher Should Ask Him/Herself. The first reflection question Justin recommends is:
Who is doing a majority of the talking in your classroom? It’s the person who is doing the majority of the talking that tends to do the most learning, so what is the teacher/student talking ratio in your classroom? If you find yourself always talking more than your students, try and figure out some ways to empower your students so they are more involved in the learning.
It’s no secret that state and national assessments continue to indicate that boys lag behind girls in the area of reading.
The gap tends to grow larger as students enter adolescence. It’s also no secret that many teenage boys dislike reading — in class or at home. Just ask a high school teacher…or a teenage boy. While it’s not true that all teenage boys dislike reading, there is a growing trend of many becoming unmotivated readers. Obviously, students who are resistant to reading are unlikely to get better at it. Here are four ideas for motivating adolescent male readers.
Today as I was wading through my bookmarks I came across this resource which I have saved awhile ago. This is a chart featuring what its author called 21 things every 21st century teacher should do this year. This chart is created by Sean Junkins based on a blog post by Carl Hooker. I went through the ideas suggested here and thought of providing you with some good web tools to apply to some of these ideas. The tools I am sharing are based on posts I have published in this blog.
We believe that one of the most important challenges educators face today is to prepare kids for the world that awaits them after they leave the classroom -- those "21st century skills" you keep hearing about. We've created the free resources below to support and inspire you and your students in facing that challenge.
Also, be sure to visit the Collaborize Classroom Topic Library, where you'll find thousands of topics that have been created and successfully used by educators in their own Collaborize Classroom® sites.
When you listen to music, multiple areas of your brain become engaged and active. But when you actually play an instrument, that activity becomes more like a full-body brain workout. What’s going on? Anita Collins explains the fireworks that go off in musicians’ brains when they play, and examines some of the long-term positive effects of this mental workout.
When it comes to high quality education blog posts. Dr Jackie Gerstein is one of my favourite authors. I always find her articles very insightful and full of new ideas and thoughts to learn from. I have shared several of her works in the past and most notably her popular visual on The Educators with a Growth Mindset. However, today I am sharing with you another of her recent works entitled "Growth Mindset: Personal Accountability and Reflection". This is basically a series of questions Jackie developed based on her teaching experience in order to help students "develop and enhance their growth mindsets through personal accountability and reflection". You might want to have a look and share it with your own students .
Parents who prize household routine and regularity in family are likely to feel frustrated by the onset of their child's adolescence. At this time (around ages 9 – 13) expressions of personal disorganization in their daughter or ...
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