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A List of 8 Useful Teacher Productivity Tips via GDC

A List of 8 Useful Teacher Productivity Tips via GDC | Teachers: An Investment for our future | Scoop.it
Enjoy this list of 8 great teacher productivity tips for helping any educator make the most of their professional and personal time.

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Personalize Learning: Making the Shift to "Our" Classroom

Personalize Learning: Making the Shift to "Our" Classroom | Teachers: An Investment for our future | Scoop.it
Brian Anton, high school social studies teacher, shares how he had to change so his learners could drive their learning.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, May 14, 10:15 AM
Sharing the classroom is important for student and teacher voice to emerge. Taking it one step further, what if teacher voice were encouraged in schools?
Gust MEES's curator insight, May 14, 9:16 PM

One of the most difficult parts of our jobs as educators is to create a learning environment where our learners are engaged and meet content and curriculum goals. From my experience, the single most important challenge that needs to be addressed to earn engagement in our classrooms is to develop a culture of learner autonomy--allowing and encouraging learners to take control of their own learning. There are many barriers that we, as educators, must work to clear in order to create a strong culture that allows our learners to feel comfortable with working toward a common goal in the way that works best for them.


- See more at: http://www.personalizelearning.com/2016/02/making-shift-to-our-classroom.html#sthash.Fe2mNysX.dpuf

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/12/27/what-are-the-best-ways-of-teaching-and-learning-ideas-and-reflections/

 

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Kathleen McClaskey's insight: Brian shares how he transformed his classroom to a learner-centered environment and what happened in the process with his learners. Here is a glimpse of his journey: "As teachers, it is difficult to let go of control and to let our learners find the best ways for them to achieve content and curriculum goals. To be clear, our role in the classroom needs to change, and I think the trend in education is moving the correct direction--achieving and creating a learner-driven, personalized atmosphere is the key. Providing learners with the tools to succeed should be the goal, and we should focus on allowing them to use those tools in the way that works best individually. Instead of providing the blueprint for learners to achieve a goal, educators should be allowing and guiding them in designing, developing, and implementing their plan for accomplishing it. When this happens, drastic changes take place regarding engagement in our classrooms and ownership of learning appears, leading to a higher level of achievement."
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What's the best way to take notes on your laptop or tablet?

What's the best way to take notes on your laptop or tablet? | Teachers: An Investment for our future | Scoop.it
Understanding attention span and working memory capacity is important to learn how to take electronic notes more effectively.
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Great article on taking notes on the laptop with links to research and other articles on effective note taking. 

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Learn math without fear, Stanford expert says

Learn math without fear, Stanford expert says | Teachers: An Investment for our future | Scoop.it
Professor Jo Boaler says students most effectively learn "math facts" working on problems they enjoy, rather than through exercises and drills they fear. Timed testing and blind memorization damage children's experience of math, she says.

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I love this article and the ideas it promotes. Everyone, not just students learn more when the subject is fun, interesting, and relevant.

 

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Isabelle Mayor's curator insight, February 8, 2015 6:07 AM

Enfin une étude considere que les enfants ont du plaisir a apprendre certaine matière et que ce n'est pas de mesurer le temps

qui procure du plaisir. Tous ne sont pas motivé par le temps. Exactement comme les adultes.

Debbie Diaz-Arnold's curator insight, February 18, 2015 5:52 AM

Fears are perpetuated through current teaching practices...

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How to be a Rock Star Teacher in 2015

How to be a Rock Star Teacher in 2015 | Teachers: An Investment for our future | Scoop.it

“Make 2015 the Year you Make it Happen! Have you let cynical peers and worn-down administrators get you down or hold you back? There's no doubt it's challenging”


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Some great tips for consideration and implementation during 2015...

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SMARTERTEACHER's curator insight, January 10, 2015 6:53 PM
I am ready to ROCK!!!
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English 8 parts of speech with examples

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Learn the 8 parts of speech with examples. Nouns, adjectives, pronouns, interjections, conjunctions, prepositions, adverbs, verbs

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Informative, concise, and clear resource.

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Top 10 Ways to Defeat Distractions and Get Your Work Done

Top 10 Ways to Defeat Distractions and Get Your Work Done | Teachers: An Investment for our future | Scoop.it
No matter how zen you are, it can be hard to focus on the work in front of you--especially when it's something you don't want to do. Unfortunately, even a quick distraction can derail your productivity, so here are 10 tips to help you get down to business when it matters most.

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Some good procrastination avoidance tips here

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Best website for learning English free

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One of the best websites for learning English for free. Over 800 lessons and exercise for you to choose from

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Learning Basic English vocabulary and grammar's curator insight, April 11, 2014 10:35 PM

One of the best websites for learning English for free. Over 800 lessons and exercise for you to choose from

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50 Inspiring TED Talks For Teachers: An Updated List For 2014

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50 Inspiring TED Talks For Teachers: An Updated List For 2014
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Will have to work my way through these great sounding talks

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Beau Lotto + Amy O'Toole: Science is for everyone, kids included | Talk Video | TED

Beau Lotto + Amy O'Toole: Science is for everyone, kids included | Talk Video | TED | Teachers: An Investment for our future | Scoop.it
What do science and play have in common? Neuroscientist Beau Lotto thinks all people (kids included) should participate in science and, through the process of discovery, change perceptions. He's seconded by 12-year-old Amy O'Toole, who, along with 25 of her classmates, published the first peer-reviewed article by schoolchildren, about the Blackawton bees project. It starts: "Once upon a time ... "
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Not Just a Teacher — binge thinking on technology and education

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About.com Education

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About.com Education provides useful information for students, teachers, and parents. We offer homework help for elementary, secondary, and college students as well as information on college and graduate school admissions.
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100 NQT Tips

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Great tips for new teachers, will be good to put these into practice soon.

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What if young people designed their own learning?

What if young people designed their own learning? | Teachers: An Investment for our future | Scoop.it
Across Australia some of these ideas are being put into practice. Some schools have dropped the notion of year levels to enable them to meet children at their point of need and acknowledge that not all students learn at the same pace.

Computer programs are enabling instruction tailored to the student by assessing where they are at and providing a tailored curriculum.

Capabilities , such as personal and social capability and critical and creative thinking, are being embedded in the curriculum. Work is under way to develop assessment measures. Teachers across Australia are working on developing new models of practice to support this approach.

We need to accelerate the change. We are wasting too much of students’ learning time and are failing to amplify their talents. To continue along the current path is increasingly unscientific, unjustifiable and plain dull.

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Prometheus's curator insight, May 15, 4:24 PM
Hmmmmmm....interesting...what does it mean for teachers and schools. Is this the future of education in the western world?
Chris Carter's curator insight, May 15, 8:20 PM
Rainbows, lollipops and unicorns!
Helen Teague's curator insight, May 22, 11:43 AM
an innovative method
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Dipsticks: Efficient Ways to Check for Understanding

Dipsticks: Efficient Ways to Check for Understanding | Teachers: An Investment for our future | Scoop.it
Through alternative formative assessment, teachers can check for student understanding without falling back on the tedious or intimidating pop quiz.
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Improve student learning through formative assessment.

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10 Ways to Inspire a Love of Learning

10 Ways to Inspire a Love of Learning | Teachers: An Investment for our future | Scoop.it
By Carri Schneider - 10 recommendations for being intentional about inspiring lifelong learning based on experiences from our family.

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Learning can, and should be fun :)

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SMARTERTEACHER's curator insight, April 6, 2015 11:40 AM

Amazingly, if students love learning, grades seem to follow. Reversing the paradigm from grades equal learning to LEARNING equals grades.

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Dyslexia Can Deliver Benefits

Dyslexia Can Deliver Benefits | Teachers: An Investment for our future | Scoop.it
With reading difficulties can come other cognitive strengths
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Dyslexia is a different way of seeing things and I believe that it is only a disability in most cases because of our education systems.

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5 Tips for Teaching the Tough Kids

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Every teacher remembers his or her first "tough kid" experience. Maybe the student ignored your directions or laughed at your attempts to utilize the classroom discipline steps. We all have at leas...

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We all know this, but it does not hurt to be reminded occasionally.

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New Classroom Poster on How to Critically Judge Online Content ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

New Classroom Poster on How to Critically Judge Online Content ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Teachers: An Investment for our future | Scoop.it

"Below is a handy visual you can share with your students to help them learn about how to critically judge online ( and offline) content. The information included in this visual is based on Google Safety resources as well as on an article I shared here a couple of years ago."


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Lourense Das's curator insight, June 29, 2014 6:43 AM

Learn how to critically judge content (online and offline) via this graphic

 

Mayra.Loves.Books's curator insight, June 29, 2014 2:16 PM

I wish someone would create one of these graphics with the language of a fourth grade student. It would be so helpful.

Grisell Rodriguez's curator insight, July 4, 2014 2:29 PM

Nice and very engaging

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WatchKnowLearn - Free K-12 educational videos

WatchKnowLearn - Free K-12 educational videos | Teachers: An Investment for our future | Scoop.it
Free K-12 educational videos … organized. Tens of thousands of excellent, educational videos in a huge, intuitive directory. Organized, reviewed, rated, and described by teachers. Ideal as a supplement to a curriculum or for independent study. Designed for teachers, students, parents, homeschoolers, educators … and all life-long learners!
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Dr Tim Lewis: Myths, misunderstandings and milestones in implementing schoolwide positive behaviour support.

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The 8 Essential Elements of Project Based Learning

The 8 Essential Elements of Project Based Learning | Teachers: An Investment for our future | Scoop.it

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The Case for Constructivism in Mathematics Cassrooms

The Case for Constructivism in Mathematics Cassrooms | Teachers: An Investment for our future | Scoop.it
I recently had some feedback on my post criticising Minster for Education Christopher Pyne (Pyne a Pain for Education in Australia).The comment suggested that many schools had taken the constructiv...
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Tend to agree with the part about the teacher being a "facilitator of the learning process". There is so much information available to students today and I feel that the teachers role should be one of guidance. This guidance needs to provide students with the skills and ability to search for, think about, and critically analysie information (including its source), to be able to check its validity and usefulness. This can only be achieved when the students have a good understanding of basic skills that they can build on.

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50 Great Ways to Grow Your Personal Learning Network - OnlineCollege.org

50 Great Ways to Grow Your Personal Learning Network - OnlineCollege.org | Teachers: An Investment for our future | Scoop.it
Through social networks, email, video, and online chats, learners can connect with and learn from a wider range of people than ever before.
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Home - SecEd

SecEd's journalists and writers report on a range of issues affecting secondary education in the UK, including the latest policy and legislation, educational research and pedagogy, best practice information, the latest resources, and any other...
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UK Based, but just as relevant in Australia.

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