By Dr. Mary Ellen Beaty O’Ferrall, Sara Henschell, Margaret Roth
Personalized learning is an instructional philosophy intended to address the distinct learning needs, interests, aspirations, and cultural backgrounds of individual students to create an environment and experience that best facilitates their learning (Glossary of Ed Reform, 2014). Personalized learning can be implemented with many techniques, through a combination of different methods, and successfully achieved through a var
Wow, what can we say! This past summer we decided to start a learning space design challenge on ClassroomCribs.com to highlight all of the amazing “cribs” that you have designed for students. Instead of just “aesthetics” we focused this challenge on brain-friendly learning spaces that promoted deep learning and engagement through design. And we were …
I've never been very good at making New Year's resolutions. I either choose goals that aren't actually attainable or realistic, or I simply don't take my resolutions seriously enough and give up on them a few weeks into the year. But in 2015, I want to set some really good goals for myself, and actually…
Even the most seasoned teachers encounter a class they just can’t reign in. Here are five simple methods for taking back control of your classroom, while still maintaining your sanity and professionalism. #1 Take advantage of the support systems in place.
The rapid adoption of devices in the classroom has fundamentally changed the way we can create video. Every part of the creation process -- writing, recording, editing, and distributing -- is possible on the devices that can fit in our pocket. Vision is the most dominant of the five senses. Research shows that concepts are better remembered if they are taught visually. This is called the pictorial superiority effect, and it’s why video is such a powerful learning tool. A video is created three t
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Nice collection of strategies to consider when creating your videos.
In an era when students and even young teachers question whether they should pursue being a teacher or continue in the field Ms. Ebnar captures the many reasons for being in education. As a career educator, I agree that teachers hold the key to student and societal success. Do you know any professional that is successful today without the help of a teacher?
Google is making its interest in education known with an app that allows students to turn in homework through their smart phones. But what are the implications of this tech behemoth standing in the back of the classroom?