Worth reading and remembering this strange trics that our brain play on us, and we never thing enough about them. I liked this one in the article among the others:
Bonus and extra credit assignments are some of the most basic examples of positive reinforcement. More nuanced techniques might include positive verbal feedback, class celebrations (but not reward competitions), or opportunities to contribute individually to the curriculum.
In traditional learning, teachers map out academic standards, and plan units and lessons based around those standards. In Genius Hour, students are in control, choosing what they study, how they study it, and what they do, produce, or create as a result. As a learning model, it promotes inquiry, research, creativity, and self-directed learning.
As students first monitor themselves and their own thinking processes, learning can become self-directed, shifting the role of the teacher from content giver to learning facilitator. These ideas include “Who am I,” and “What is my ideal self?
This somehow happens more or less intuitively in everyday life but at school, well, we have to plan it and encourage it.
The traditional model of teach we’re familiar with is that of the teacher in front of the class, lecturing and assigning homework for students to do once they leave the classroom. The teacher has full control over their learning process. Or do they? Teachers who seem to have full control over their student’s learning often …
An interesting way how to approach new ways of learning and teaching and to loosen up a tension and worries.
The sideways classroom utilizes online interactive teacher resources like a flipped classroom, but melds group tutoring and typical classroom discussion with after-school learning. Since it is a less radical departure from what students and parents expect, there’s less stress and uncertainty.
It’s one of the most talked-about trends in education right now. Right behind the iPad and Common Core. Flipping your classroom is a trend that doesn’t seem to be going away any time soon. That’s great, because it offers a lot of advantages for your classroom regardless of your students’ age or what subject matter …
The main philosophy around and with flipped classroom is:
"Start small. Flip one lesson to start. Learn from what you’ve done, and go from there if you want to (or need to) keep trying. Once you’ve got the basics, there are so many resources you can draw from to refine the flipped classroom experience and add and modulate the nuances of this type of learning experience."
For starters, long and focused study sessions may seem productive, but chances are you are spending most of your brainpower on trying to maintain your concentration for a long period of time. That doesn’t leave a lot of brain energy for learning.
“It’s hard to sit there and push yourself for hours,” Mr. Carey says. “You’re spending a lot of effort just staying there, when there are other ways to make the learning more efficient, fun and interesting.”
The first step toward better learning is to simply change your study environment from time to time. Rather than sitting at your desk or the kitchen table studying for hours, finding some new scenery will create new associations in your brain and make it easier to recall information later.
“The brain wants variation,” Mr. Carey says. “It wants to move, it wants to take periodic breaks.”
This is one of the important highlights in the article. Worth reading and doing some changes on yourself and when teaching others :)
Google’s advance in the education field has brought to schools around the globe affordable devices and effortless access to educational content. Google’s latest solution for learning is called Google Classroom. Although Google Classroom will be available at the beginning of the school year to all schools that have adopted Google Apps for Education, the Mountain …
Twitter can be an incredible tool for both teachers and students when used correctly. As a teacher, your role in the process is to be professional, understanding, and as creative as possible. In regards to Twitter, the possibilities are as endless as you make them. At the Teachers Guide to Twitter you will find: How as a teacher can you effectively utilize Twitter, a creative writing lesson plan using Twitter, 15 creative ways to use Twitter in the classroom, and 17 videos on how as a teacher can you use Twitter in classroom!
As a teacher, you can create a professional Twitter account entirely separate from any personal accounts you may have. And if you haven’t already signed up for Twitter, here is a brief introduction to get started using this amazing communication device to engage student learning and effectively communicate with students and parents.
So go through this guide to see if it is worth trying out in your classroom.....
I find this statement in the intreview most important, "I want to bring rich, well-mentored, well-designed learning systems to school. These systems would connect digital tools, other technologies, interactions, talk, and text (each being used for what they are best for) to marry experience and language in the name of problem-solving and design thinking."
I think it is partially a problem of definition; there aren't many people who can define what English flipping looks like. So here's his definition:
Flipping English is about two things: 1) helping students take responsibility for their own learning by understanding them and their unique skills, abilities, and needs, and 2) leveraging technology to build a student-centred learning environment that meaningfully engages the cultural context in which our students live.
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