Teaching and Professional Development
3.6K views | +0 today
 
Scooped by Teach n' Kids Learn
onto Teaching and Professional Development
Scoop.it!

Common-Core Momentum Is Still in Jeopardy

Common-Core Momentum Is Still in Jeopardy | Teaching and Professional Development | Scoop.it

The re-election of President Barack Obama has many proponents of standards-based education reform feeling a strong sense of relief. The president has been a long-term advocate for the national adoption of the Common Core State Standards, which bring continuity to what's taught in every classroom and expected of students nationwide. Developed by a diverse group of stakeholders in order to level the academic playing field, the standards are particularly important to students from low-income families who will now be expected to meet the same academic goals as their more affluent peers. But those of us who support the idea of standards shouldn't rest now. It is my belief that the vision of national learning standards is in jeopardy.

more...
No comment yet.
Teaching and Professional Development
Many of today’s classrooms are designed and practiced as teaching classrooms, where the actions and learning are focused on and driven by the teacher. Teaching classrooms however, do not match the needs and expectations for 21st Century learning. To be successful in the 21st Century students need to be engaged in learning classrooms, where the actions and learning are focused on student outcomes and classroom practices that strengthen and deepen not only students’ content knowledge but their overall ability to think deeply, communicate, analyze, problem solve, and take responsibility for their learning. - <a href="http://www.TeachnKidsLearn.com" rel="nofollow">www.TeachnKidsLearn.com</a>
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Teach n' Kids Learn
Scoop.it!

Empowering Schools and Teachers to Be Their Best - Teach n' Kids Learn

Empowering Schools and Teachers to Be Their Best - Teach n' Kids Learn | Teaching and Professional Development | Scoop.it
Ashland University and Teach n’ Kids Learn (TKL) have scheduled an educational leadership summit to discuss how we can effectively meet the needs of educators leveraging an online learning environment.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Teach n' Kids Learn
Scoop.it!

A Mindset Shift to Continue Supporting the Most Frustrating Kids

A Mindset Shift to Continue Supporting the Most Frustrating Kids | Teaching and Professional Development | Scoop.it
Some students can feel so difficult to work with that the challenge begins to strain a teacher's empathy. Alex Shevrin offers some tips for how she shifts her
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Teach n' Kids Learn
Scoop.it!

Charter schools’ ‘thorny’ problem: Few students go on to earn college degrees

Charter schools’ ‘thorny’ problem: Few students go on to earn college degrees | Teaching and Professional Development | Scoop.it
Its name notwithstanding, more than three-fourths of Alliance College-Ready Public Schools alumni don’t earn a four-year college degree in the six years after they finish high school.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Teach n' Kids Learn
Scoop.it!

26 Research-Based Tips You Can Use in the Classroom Tomorrow

26 Research-Based Tips You Can Use in the Classroom Tomorrow | Teaching and Professional Development | Scoop.it
Whether you want to increase student engagement or minimize your own stress, you’ll find ideas here.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Teach n' Kids Learn
Scoop.it!

Classroom Management - Becoming A Better Leader For Learning

Classroom Management - Becoming A Better Leader For Learning | Teaching and Professional Development | Scoop.it
Research shows that teacher’s actions, including classroom management, have a high impact on student achievement. Numerous studies conducted over the past few decades have outlined the importance of having
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Teach n' Kids Learn
Scoop.it!

3 Easy Ways for Creating Community in the Classroom

3 Easy Ways for Creating Community in the Classroom | Teaching and Professional Development | Scoop.it
Below are three easy ways you can create community in your classroom, ensuring your students feel at ease and are excited to participate in th
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Teach n' Kids Learn
Scoop.it!

Can Micro-credentials Create More Meaningful Professional Development For Teachers?

Can Micro-credentials Create More Meaningful Professional Development For Teachers? | Teaching and Professional Development | Scoop.it
Districts around the country are experimenting with micro-credentials as a way to allow teachers to personalize their professional learning so they can focus on
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Teach n' Kids Learn
Scoop.it!

5 Common Uses Of Technology In The Classroom & How We Screw Them Up

5 Common Uses Of Technology In The Classroom & How We Screw Them Up | Teaching and Professional Development | Scoop.it

Using technology to enhance learning is an incredibly exciting idea, and as an area of education is growing fast. Blended learning, mobile learning, connectivism, and other increasingly popular ideas all owe their existence to technology. But the reality in the majority of public schools in the United States is less than cutting edge. While there is little data available to pinpoint exactly what is being done where, five of the more common applications of technology in the classroom appear below.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Teach n' Kids Learn
Scoop.it!

Why Teachers Need A Career Development Plan - Teach n' Kids Learn (TKL)

Why Teachers Need A Career Development Plan - Teach n' Kids Learn (TKL) | Teaching and Professional Development | Scoop.it
As teachers, we prepare for our careers through a four-year college or university program of study that includes periods of active classroom participation as student teachers. After graduation and certification, we are employed as classroom teachers.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Teach n' Kids Learn
Scoop.it!

Can Personalized Learning Flourish Within A Traditional System?

Can Personalized Learning Flourish Within A Traditional System? | Teaching and Professional Development | Scoop.it
The rigidity of the current standards-based system could present a problem as personalized learning tries to grow – although some hope advocates on both sides
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Teach n' Kids Learn
Scoop.it!

Helping Students With Understanding Mathematics - Teach n' Kids Learn

Helping Students With Understanding Mathematics - Teach n' Kids Learn | Teaching and Professional Development | Scoop.it
The question asked every day by all teachers of mathematics, no matter the grade level or geographic location is, “How can I effectively teach mathematics concepts and skills so that students are able to successfully understand and remember it?” This is a difficult question to answer for many reasons.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Teach n' Kids Learn
Scoop.it!

Creative Ways To Manage Paperwork Load For Special Education Teachers

Creative Ways To Manage Paperwork Load For Special Education Teachers | Teaching and Professional Development | Scoop.it
Ask any special ed teacher and they will probably tell you that paperwork is the bane of their jobs. These three teachers at Renaissance Academy in Utah have
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Teach n' Kids Learn
Scoop.it!

How The Systemic Segregation Of Schools Is Maintained By ‘Individual Choices’

How The Systemic Segregation Of Schools Is Maintained By ‘Individual Choices’ | Teaching and Professional Development | Scoop.it
Journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones says school segregation will continue to exist in America "as long as individual parents continue to make choices that only
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Teach n' Kids Learn
Scoop.it!

Using Lists Effectively with Classroom Instruction - Teach n' Kids Learn

Using Lists Effectively with Classroom Instruction - Teach n' Kids Learn | Teaching and Professional Development | Scoop.it
On the surface, making and using lists with students may appear to be a simplistic process. However, upon further exploration, lists can be used for more than just gathering and collecting information.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Teach n' Kids Learn
Scoop.it!

Teaching Can Make You a Happier Person - Teach n' Kids Learn (TKL)

Teaching Can Make You a Happier Person - Teach n' Kids Learn (TKL) | Teaching and Professional Development | Scoop.it
Teachers are also a happy bunch. They are the most likely of all professions to say they “smiled or laughed a lot yesterday,”
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Teach n' Kids Learn
Scoop.it!

Prompts That Get Students to Analyze, Reflect, Relate, and Question

Prompts That Get Students to Analyze, Reflect, Relate, and Question | Teaching and Professional Development | Scoop.it
This simple yet powerful technique involves a four-question set that gets students actively responding to the material they are studying.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Teach n' Kids Learn
Scoop.it!

50 Little Things Teachers, Parents, and Others Can Do to Improve Education

50 Little Things Teachers, Parents, and Others Can Do to Improve Education | Teaching and Professional Development | Scoop.it
We share evidence and practitioner-based learning strategies that empower you to improve K-12 education.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Teach n' Kids Learn
Scoop.it!

Hidden dropouts: How schools game the system by dumping underachievers into alternative programs

Hidden dropouts: How schools game the system by dumping underachievers into alternative programs | Teaching and Professional Development | Scoop.it
School officials nationwide dodge accountability ratings by steering poor performers to alternative education programs. In Orlando, thousands of students who leave for-profit alternative schools without diplomas aren’t counted as dropouts.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Teach n' Kids Learn
Scoop.it!

Supporting Learner Differences in the Classroom - Teach n' Kids Learn

Supporting Learner Differences in the Classroom - Teach n' Kids Learn | Teaching and Professional Development | Scoop.it
Within any given classroom at any particular grade level, a teacher will understand that their students come from diverse backgrounds and will have unique, personal and individual differences.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Teach n' Kids Learn
Scoop.it!

Presence, Not Praise: How To Cultivate a Healthy Relationship with Achievement

Presence, Not Praise: How To Cultivate a Healthy Relationship with Achievement | Teaching and Professional Development | Scoop.it
Why instilling admiration for hard work rather than raw talent is the key to fostering a well-adjusted mind.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Teach n' Kids Learn
Scoop.it!

A History Teaching Toolbox

A History Teaching Toolbox | Teaching and Professional Development | Scoop.it

A History Teaching Toolbox is the perfect handbook for busy classroom teachers eager to try out some new strategies with their students. More than 60 tried and tested activities and approaches are organized into helpful categories and explained with step-by-step instructions and topic-specific examples to illustrate how they can be immediately employed. A History Teaching Toolbox is written for both new and experienced classroom practitioners keen to bring history alive for their students and is written by award-winning history teacher Russel Tarr.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Teach n' Kids Learn
Scoop.it!

The Benefits of Peer Learning

The Benefits of Peer Learning | Teaching and Professional Development | Scoop.it
One of the concerns about peer learning is when students are teaching each other, there's always the chance they'll share incorrect information.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Teach n' Kids Learn
Scoop.it!

The Growing Role of Technology in Personalized Learning

The Growing Role of Technology in Personalized Learning | Teaching and Professional Development | Scoop.it
Technology has made creating lessons that are custom-fit to each child easier, but that doesn't mean kids' learning needs are always met.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Teach n' Kids Learn
Scoop.it!

5 Questions to Help People Embrace Meaningful Change

5 Questions to Help People Embrace Meaningful Change | Teaching and Professional Development | Scoop.it
One of the biggest errors in leadership is when people aren’t moving forward and leaders look outward first, and not inward.  If you are wondering why people aren’t moving forward, ask how y…
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Teach n' Kids Learn
Scoop.it!

Stress Management For Teachers – Redefining Comfort Foods - Teach n' Kids Learn

Stress Management For Teachers – Redefining Comfort Foods - Teach n' Kids Learn | Teaching and Professional Development | Scoop.it
Stress management can be a powerful tool for wellness since too much stress is bad for you. There are many strategies, and one of them includes what you eat. As teachers, we often find ourselves busy and stressed.
more...
No comment yet.