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It's Guest Post time once again! If you or someone you know is interested in writing a guest post, drop me a note. Forrest Curran is the founder of Purple Buddha Project. From Tokyo, Japan; he is c...
What Induction Coaches Do
When used effectively, technology plays an important role in enhancing the learning process. Teachers can use digital devices to present supplemental material for lessons or to encourage students to take a more hands-on role in their education.
This post is in partnership with Inc., which offers useful advice, resources, and insights to entrepreneurs and business owners. The article below was originally published at Inc.com.
The layout and design of any space can impact the mood and productivity for the individuals intended to use the area. Prior to becoming a teacher, I studie
Web-based tools continue to proliferate, giving teachers more to add to their arsenal, but it can be hard to determine which resources are worth spending time exploring.
The two are separate! Indeed!
An interesting read about how good bediffered orbs not automatically lead to engagement
Flickr: Corey Leopold Inspired by Sandy Speicher's vision of the designed school day of the future, reader Shelly Blake-Plock shared his own predictions
Philippines in the 50's. Wow :)
As inquiry plays a pivotal role in any primary years program, I would like to provide some insight into how I strive to get students actively inquiring within my own PE lessons and the units I teac...
The best modern teachers – the ones who consistently show the most learning gains among their students – are the ones who go beyond their degree.
It doesn’t matter what you do or where you work – everyone is looking for ways to be more productive on the job. But excessive amounts of caffeine and list-making won’t get you any closer to reaching peak productivity levels today.
Tim Geers "There is widespread alarm in the United States about the state of our math education," wrote Sol Garfunkel and David Mumford in an op-ed in Th
Do you end your school day feeling emotionally and mentally drained? Do you find it is most challenging to have the willpower to stick to your diet late in
The best social media tools for your classroom are free, easy to use, and right here. We break down some of the newest and noteworthy for you.
The Primary Years Program of the IB bases it's pedagogy on structured inquiry. This leads to interesting debates amongst teachers which are relevant what ever programme you teach. In this Blog I...
Fierce with Age: Chasing God and Squirrels in Brooklyn is Dr. Carol Orsborn’s memoir chronicling the ups and downs of the tumultuous year she spent facing, confronting and ultimately triumphing over the stereotypes of aging.
If learners take responsibility for their learning, they will be more motivated to learn. If teachers are accountable for their learning, then there is no reason to be motivated other than for a grade.
Responsibility means a moral obligation and something taken upon one's self. Accountability is more of a social contract or social obligation. Accountability can be measurable. If teachers are accountable for their learners' learning, then why would learners feel responsible for their own learning?
When learners feel a sense of ownership, they want to engage in academic tasks and persist in learning. If teachers and learners are learners first, then responsibility comes with being a learner. Learners of all ages become responsible for their learning when they own and drive their learning. So what is it? Teachers and learners need to be accountable for their own learning by taking responsibility for their learning. What do you see as the difference between accountability and responsibility?
My goal is always to encourage students to take ownership of their learning. What you learn is yours-- it can't be taken away!
As education continues the march toward a student-driven, project-oriented approach that values intelligent solutions to open-ended problems, it won’t be sufficient to focus on the wonderful discoveries and authentic work that result from an...
"It is likely, in fact, that inquiry will be accompanied by dramatic shifts in our explanation of intelligence itself."
Due to the interest of my post The Other 21st Skills, I decided to individually discuss each of the skills or dispositions I proposed that are in addition to the seven survival skills as identified...