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Teachers, Students, Digital Games: What’s the Right Mix? | MindShift

Teachers, Students, Digital Games: What’s the Right Mix?  | MindShift | Preschool | Scoop.it
By Holly Korbey When St. Louis fifth-grade teacher Jenny Kavanaugh teaches history, she uses her laptop to look at a map, or to give kids a virtual tour of t
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New Study Explores What It Means to Be an IB Teacher

New Study Explores What It Means to Be an IB Teacher | Preschool | Scoop.it
Researchers at the International Baccalaureate (IB) set out to learn what ingredients go into making an IB teacher an IB teacher -- to better understand the perspectives and attributes of this effective, dedicated corps of educators and to improve...
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Secret Teacher: We're all getting bogged down in directives, jargon and reforms

Secret Teacher: We're all getting bogged down in directives, jargon and reforms | Preschool | Scoop.it
Imagine if we could all stop stressing about how to filter down nonsensical jargon from above and get back to enjoying great teaching...
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China outcry over school abuse

China outcry over school abuse | Preschool | Scoop.it
Chinese police detain several teachers following a public outcry over pictures circulated online showing teachers being violent to pupils.
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Blended Learning Is Our Key to the Future

Blended Learning Is Our Key to the Future | Preschool | Scoop.it
How can we comfortably demand even more of our teaching corps if we refuse to systematically provide them with the tools necessary to succeed?
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Teacher who let kids have iPods is struck off | Herald Scotland

A TEACHER who let her pupils listen to their iPods during lessons has been banned from the classroom.

 

Suzanne Harwood was found guilty of a series of charges that amounted to serious professional incompetence, including conducting many classes that left pupils "confused".

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10 Inspiring Youtube Videos for Teachers | Teaching News

10 Inspiring Youtube Videos for Teachers | Teaching News | Preschool | Scoop.it
There are lots of great videos online that can be used as the inspiration for learning in different areas of the curriculum.
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Game-Based Learning Units for the Everyday Teacher | Edutopia

A game-based unit includes structures, themes, and mechanisms for trial and error.
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Five characteristics of an effective 21st-century educator | eSchool News

Five characteristics of an effective 21st-century educator | eSchool News | Preschool | Scoop.it

...key skills include foresight, lifelong learning, and the ability to evaluate new technologies

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What if students learn faster without teachers?

What if students learn faster without teachers? | Preschool | Scoop.it
What if everything you thought you knew about education was wrong? That's part of the thinking that won Sugata Mitra the TED Prize.
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Art of Teaching: Heather Fountain, Ed.M.’97 | Harvard Graduate School of Education

Art of Teaching: Heather Fountain, Ed.M.’97 | Harvard Graduate School of Education | Preschool | Scoop.it
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For the Love of Play: Active Listening Does Not Require Sitting "Criss-Cross Applesauce"

Today, I came across a poster that a preschool teacher had posted that had a child sitting with his legs crossed and the words "Good Listening" written across the top of the poster. There were then labels pointing to various parts of the child with what the teacher had determined to be traits necessary for "good listening".

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Why I became a teacher: to help kids ask critical questions about the world

Why I became a teacher: to help kids ask critical questions about the world | Preschool | Scoop.it
Exploring issues of social justice has always been a powerful driver for Billy Crombie and her experiences overseas made her determined to help students to become global citizens...
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Blended-Learning Model Definitions

Blended-Learning Model Definitions | Preschool | Scoop.it

Rotation model – a program in which within a given course or subject (e.g., math), students rotate on a fixed schedule or at the teacher’s discretion between learning modalities...

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Can Computers Replace Teachers?

Can Computers Replace Teachers? | Preschool | Scoop.it
Until we figure out how to best use technology in the classroom, the bells and whistles are often a distraction...
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I Want to Teach Forever: Mind Mapping for Teachers, Part 1

I Want to Teach Forever: Mind Mapping for Teachers, Part 1 | Preschool | Scoop.it

How teachers can use mind mapping to make their work easier and clearer, and how students can use mind mapping to help them organize thoughts and information.

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Do Early Childhood Educators Need a Bachelor’s Degree? | NewAmerica.net

Do Early Childhood Educators Need a Bachelor’s Degree? | NewAmerica.net | Preschool | Scoop.it

A new paper by Sara Mead and Kevin Carey, “Beyond Bachelor’s: The Case for Charter Colleges of Early Childhood Education,” has ignited a lively debate. Mead and Carey propose that states should create new organizations to meet the unique educational needs of professionals working with children from birth through pre-k: charter colleges of early childhood education, which would award teaching credentials based on demonstrated skills instead of on coursework leading to a bachelor’s degree.

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What’s A Flipped Classroom? - Edudemic

What’s A Flipped Classroom? - Edudemic | Preschool | Scoop.it

When you think of a classroom, what comes to mind? Students, teachers, lectures? There’s a new classroom style that’s growing in popularity where that lecture portion may be a bit less of the classroom experience. It’s called a Flipped Classroom.

 


Via Leonardo Ornellas
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