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5 Learning Strategies That Make Students Curious - TeachThought

5 Learning Strategies That Make Students Curious - TeachThought | Teacher Maker | Scoop.it

"Understanding where curiosity comes from is the holy grail of education.

 

Education, of course, is different than learning...." 


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Enagage your learners this year!

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Instructional Coaching

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“Instructional Coaching provides intensive, differentiated support to teachers so that they are able to implement proven practices. Learn the value that teachers can get out of instructional coaching. (Wouldn't it be cool if we all had a coach?”


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This source is a great tool for PD and for learning about new concepts.

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Andrea Cruz's curator insight, September 29, 2013 9:54 PM

This is my favorite topic today. Coaching is a powerful tool. We can impact instruction on a much larger level when we coach our teachers to success.

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Tips for Coaching New Teachers

Tips for Coaching New Teachers | Teacher Maker | Scoop.it
I've received a number of emails asking for advice when coaching new teachers--especially during these often challenging fall months. Let's start with considering what new teachers need...

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Become a great teacher coach. Our new teachers and our student will benefit.

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You Only Get One "First Day of School"

You Only Get One "First Day of School" | Teacher Maker | Scoop.it
It's that time of year again! You wake up in a sweat, shaken from the dream where your clock doesn't go off and you are late. You know what I'm referring to -- "The First Day of School!" Whether vete
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Best of luck to all our students and teachers this year! This article says dressing up is optional. I don't think it is. Always dress professional and like your profession matters. It may also be the only "dressing up" the population of students you are teaching sees. Have a blessed year!
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Don't Forget to Play!

Don't Forget to Play! | Teacher Maker | Scoop.it
Play has earned some inaccurate baggage of connotations over the years. When we talk about playing in education or play time, many would push back that it is not appropriate to play in classroom, or
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We have to take time to play! It IS learning!!
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Rita Pierson: Every kid needs a champion | Video on TED.com

Rita Pierson, a teacher for 40 years, once heard a colleague say, "They don't pay me to like the kids." Her response: "Kids don't learn from people they don’t like.’” A rousing call to educators to believe in their students and actually connect...


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Be a champion to someone!

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Mary Perfitt-Nelson's curator insight, May 4, 2013 7:30 PM

We rarely discuss the VALUE and importance of RELATIONSHIPS.  NO Significant learning can happen without a relationship!

 

If you say it LONG enough, people start to believe it!  

Andrea Cruz's curator insight, May 5, 2013 11:25 PM

Be a champion to someone!

Dr. Laura Sheneman's curator insight, August 25, 2013 9:28 AM

Be the students' champion by making your school library a safe zone!

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Engagement and Compliance in the Classroom. They Aren't the Same!

Engagement and Compliance in the Classroom. They Aren't the Same! | Teacher Maker | Scoop.it
I've come to understand that the term "engagement" needs to be unpacked before addressing issues of management in the classroom. If you ask an educator, "What does engagement look like?" responses will surely vary.

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I agree that engagement is key to classroom management. I also recommend Daniel Pink's book titled Drive. It is an excellent read!

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Mary Perfitt-Nelson's curator insight, April 9, 2013 11:35 PM

just watch the problems wade away.........

David Hain's curator insight, April 10, 2013 1:18 AM

Not just in the classroom!

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, April 10, 2013 7:29 PM

No they are not the same. One is busy work and the other is real, often deep learning.

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27 Ways To Be A 21st Century Teacher - Edudemic

27 Ways To Be A 21st Century Teacher - Edudemic | Teacher Maker | Scoop.it
So what does it take to become a 21st century teacher? This handy chart details more than two dozen ways to get started. A must-read and share. (27 Ways to Be a 21st Century Educator.
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Be a 21st Century Educator and Learner!

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New Teacher Boot Camp with Lisa M. Dabbs M.Ed. | Edutopia

New Teacher Boot Camp with Lisa M. Dabbs M.Ed. | Edutopia | Teacher Maker | Scoop.it
Edutopia is offering a New Teacher Boot Camp this summer. Lisa Dabbs M.Ed. presents tutorials and interactive workshops for five different Web 2.0 tools for use in the classroom.

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What new teacher couldn't use a boot camp?

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How Coaching Can Impact Teachers, Principals, and Students

How Coaching Can Impact Teachers, Principals, and Students | Teacher Maker | Scoop.it

 

Finally, the Annenberg report determined that coaching supports collective leadership across a school system. An essential feature of coaching is that it uses the relationships between coaches, principals, and teachers to create the conversation that leads to behavioral, pedagogical, and content knowledge change.

 

Effective coaching distributes leadership and keeps the focus on teaching and learning. This focus promotes the development of leadership skills, professional learning, and support for teachers that target ways to improve student outcomes...

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, March 26, 2013 2:36 AM

 

Finally, the Annenberg report determined that coaching supports collective leadership across a school system. An essential feature of coaching is that it uses the relationships between coaches, principals, and teachers to create the conversation that leads to behavioral, pedagogical, and content knowledge change.


Effective coaching distributes leadership and keeps the focus on teaching and learning. This focus promotes the development of leadership skills, professional learning, and support for teachers that target ways to improve student outcomes...


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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching?tag=Coaching


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/01/23/is-your-professional-development-up-to-date/



Stephen Basden's comment, September 12, 2013 8:30 PM
What I learned from this article is how a good coach on the field, can help a student's performance in the classroom. Strong and successful sports programs create atmospheres on campuses that help success in the classroom. Principles should take this into mind when hiring a coach. They can't just hire somebody with a good playbook but rather role models and well respected individuals that will create young men and women who challenge themselves outside of sports.

In this particular article, what I found most educational is when the author said "Coaching is an essential component of an effective professional development program. Coaching can build will, skill, knowledge, and capacity because it can go where no other professional development has gone before: into the intellect, behaviors, practices, beliefs, values, and feelings of an educator. " This is such a powerful statement. I have for years personally seen how coaching affects an individual. I had a football coach in high school that demanded the best from us not just on the field but in the classroom and as a person. This coach meant a lot to me, he was very knowledgeable, successful, and well respected that I treated his word like gospel. During the season I actually saw an increase in grades and personally happiness. Coaches can have a personal relationship with their players that no teacher, principle, or other faculty member can imitate. Sports is a powerful tool and when used correctly can change lives; not only of that individual but his peers too.

I selected because the title really grabbed my attention. Often times we hear how sports can really help a student or employee in their respective environments so I thought it was really interesting to see an article on how teachers can also benefit from sports. A good sports program directly translate into a good academic program at an institution.

This article gave me even more of an understanding on exactly how much sports affect all aspects of life. Sports go way beyond the playing field, they carry over into relationships and even occupations. Everything in life you do that isn't individual, needs teamwork. Whether that be wife and husband or employee and employer, sports have and continue to prove that teamwork gets things done the best. Sacrificing personal agendas to achieve greater goals is a must and sports have taught us this over the years.
Gust MEES's comment, September 12, 2013 8:36 PM
Hi, I agree with You. These parts from sports are influencing widely in life and education!
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Instructional Coaching

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“Instructional Coaching provides intensive, differentiated support to teachers so that they are able to implement proven practices. Learn the value that teachers can get out of instructional coaching. (Wouldn't it be cool if we all had a coach?”


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This is my favorite topic today. Coaching is a powerful tool. We can impact instruction on a much larger level when we coach our teachers to success.

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Andrea Cruz's curator insight, September 29, 2013 9:57 PM

This source is a great tool for PD and for learning about new concepts.

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5 Learning Strategies That Make Students Curious - TeachThought

5 Learning Strategies That Make Students Curious - TeachThought | Teacher Maker | Scoop.it

"Understanding where curiosity comes from is the holy grail of education.

 

Education, of course, is different than learning...." 


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Enagage your learners this year!

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13 Discipline Tricks from Teachers

13 Discipline Tricks from Teachers | Teacher Maker | Scoop.it
How teachers get their kids to behave (and how you can too!)
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100+ Google Tricks for Teachers

100+ Google Tricks for Teachers | Teacher Maker | Scoop.it
From super-effective search tricks to Google tools specifically for education to tricks and tips for using Gmail, Google Docs, and Google Calendar, these tricks will surely save you some precious time.

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How to Give an Awesome Presentation

How to Give an Awesome Presentation | Teacher Maker | Scoop.it

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Stories are powerful tools. Tell your story, other's, fictitious ones too to keep your students' attention. Stories excite learning and make information stick.

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Mary Perfitt-Nelson's curator insight, March 30, 2013 9:38 PM

Big ideas.  Stories.  Start creating OUTSIDE of ppt and use it (or prezi) when it supports!

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What Would Steve Do? 10 Lessons from the World's Most Captivating P...

Get more tips from the world's best presenters: http://bit.ly/Z8Spem
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Andrea Cruz's curator insight, April 3, 2013 3:20 PM

Teachers usually don't get trained in presentation skills but make an effort to improve your skills. Besides, you never know when you will find yourself presenting to peers, at conferences, or training others. 

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The 50 Best Books for New Teachers

The 50 Best Books for New Teachers | Teacher Maker | Scoop.it
Education and teaching website TopMastersInEducation.com has published a list of the 50 Best Books for New Teachers. The list is a compilation of the books most recommended for new teachers by experienced teachers and principals.

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New teachers should start a library they can add to and reference every year. I always went back to Harry K. Wong's book. 

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