Edutopia blogger Mark Phillips suggests that a critical piece of student learning is the physical environment of the classroom itself. He offers examples of and resources for turning impersonal spaces into student-friendly havens of learning.
One of the challenges of back to school time is that you’re filled with a classroom (or classrooms) of students you don’t know. The students you just spent the last year with know your style, understand your expectations and classroom rules.
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John Hattie has once again provided the education field an important way of thinking about building a profession grounded in evidence. And I was happy to see that he identified the power of school leaders as a key lever of school improvement.
The exam season is here. The dates of GCSEs and A-levels are carved into the kitchen calendar. Social media is filled with stressed, last-minute panics and blubbering, emotional well-wishing. And that's just the parents.
"The following excerpt was taken from a recent article on Edudemic, by Adam Webster (@cagelessthink).
"If you give a child a device they will sit and play with it until you ask them to stop and perhaps even after that they’ll still keep playing. If you give one to a teacher, they’ll do what they can when they can, but it might well sit in a drawer for a long while before they get the opportunity to really test drive it. Beyond the constraints of time, it is also worth remembering that there are plenty of teachers who learnt their trade in schools where technology simply didn’t exist and many who don’t see it’s value."
I completely agree with this. Kids will learn by themselves if you give them the time. Teachers are so busy with prep work that they don't have time to play and discover the same amount that a child would. Even for myself, this summer, I haven't put too much thought into learning new developments for education in the iPad realm. When school comes again in about a month, this will undoubtedly change."
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