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Qualities Of Good Teachers

Qualities Of Good Teachers | CEA Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

Good teachers are rare. Although some qualities of good teachers are subtle, many are identifiable. Here is a list of traits that excellent teachers share.


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If I had to rate these traits, I think I'd go with 3, 12 and 14. What about you?

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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, August 12, 2014 9:12 PM

I think the fifth one is the key one for good teaching and teachers.

 

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Teacher: 10 Things I Learned Sitting in a Classroom

Teacher: 10 Things I Learned Sitting in a Classroom | CEA Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

“ A week of summer PD has left Sarah Cooper inspired but also more thoughtful about how her students experience daily classroom life. Read her 10 takeaways.”


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Nothing makes you a better teacher than being a student. It can be painful. I always try to design my classes as if I were required to sit through them.


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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, July 29, 2014 7:10 PM

Sometimes spending time, reflecting on and living what happens in classrooms is necessary. It is not always obvious to us in the midst of teaching. Teaching and learning are relational thus messy, noisy, strange in good ways, etc.

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Excellent Google Drive Resources for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Excellent Google Drive Resources for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | CEA Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
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Say What? 5 Ways to Get Students to Listen

Say What? 5 Ways to Get Students to Listen | CEA Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
“ Edutopia blogger Rebecca Alber offers up 5 classroom strategies for helping students become better listeners.”
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Marisol Araya Fonseca's curator insight, August 7, 2014 11:42 AM

Great recommendations!

Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, August 7, 2014 6:58 PM

Asking questions is important. Students and teachers should challenge one another with great questions. We called it mining for question which is a term from Bill Isaacs work.

 

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Ten of the Best Virtual Field Trips

Ten of the Best Virtual Field Trips | CEA Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
“The benefits of virtual field trips are well known: They’re inexpensive—often free—and are less time-consuming than a real trip. But researching which virtual field trips are best can prove labor-i...”
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Lilou Lambert's curator insight, July 29, 2014 4:31 AM

Virtual field trips are the best...

Kim Lindskog's curator insight, July 30, 2014 4:50 PM

Great to share with teachers as we begin the new school year.

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50 Questions To Promote Metacognition In Students

50 Questions To Promote Metacognition In Students | CEA Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
“ 50 Questions To Help Students Think About What They Think”
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10 Practical Ideas For Better Project-Based Learning In Your Classroom

10 Practical Ideas For Better Project-Based Learning In Your Classroom | CEA Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
“ By Jennifer Rita Nichols, TeachThought Intern Teachers are incorporating more and more projects into their curriculum, allowing for much greater levels of collaboration and responsibility…”
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Teachers: Equip Your Classroom for FREE

Teachers: Equip Your Classroom for FREE | CEA Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
“ By Janet Pinto, Chief Academic Officer, Curriki Do corporations make their employees pay for their own office supplies? Nope. Yet the average teacher spends up to $1,000 of his/her own money every ...”
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Mrs. Wideen's Blog: Why I Abandoned Genius Hour

Mrs. Wideen's Blog: Why I Abandoned Genius Hour | CEA Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

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Chris Wejr's curator insight, July 5, 2014 11:30 AM
Some great reflections on inquiry in the elementary classroom.
Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, July 5, 2014 1:07 PM

Students always need teaching regardless of age. It will look different with different students in a classroom and as students move on, but it is still essential.

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What Will It Take for iPads to Upend Teaching and Learning?

What Will It Take for iPads to Upend Teaching and Learning? | CEA Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
One principal in an affluent Bay Area School is striving to do more than just "enhance" classroom learning with iPads.
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Life of an Educator: 5 ways to make your classroom more student-centered

Life of an Educator: 5 ways to make your classroom more student-centered | CEA Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
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Study: You Really Can 'Work Smarter, Not Harder'

Study: You Really Can 'Work Smarter, Not Harder' | CEA Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Research shows that reflecting after learning something new makes it stick in your brain.
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Practical Advice for Teachers About Emailing with Parents

Practical Advice for Teachers About Emailing with Parents | CEA Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

Email makes communicating with parents easier and more complicated all at the same time. Learn tips to avoid unintended consequences when sending emails.

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We are not the only teachers struggling with these issues. Isn't it comforting to know we are not alone?

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What is Authentic Assessment? (Authentic Assessment Toolbox)

A form of assessment in which students are asked to perform real-world tasks that demonstrate meaningful application of essential knowledge and skills -- Jon Mueller "...Engaging and worthy problems or questions of importance, in which students must use knowledge to fashion performances effectively and creatively. The tasks are either replicas of or analogous to the kinds of problems faced by adult citizens and consumers or professionals in the field." -- Grant Wiggins -- (Wiggins, 1993, p. 229). "Performance assessments call upon the examinee to demonstrate specific skills and competencies, that is, to apply the skills and knowledge they have mastered." -- Richard J. Stiggins -- (Stiggins, 1987, p. 34).
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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, August 14, 2014 6:28 PM

Authentic assessment is the opportunity for students to choose projects that enable them to demonstrate their learning. This means a broad rubric of choices might be available. It is about teachers helping students with parameters and guiding them along the process.

 

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Kelly Christopherson's curator insight, August 16, 2014 2:10 PM

"Authentic Assessment" - this phrase continues to be used in so many different situations to mean so many different things. It's worth taking time to reflect and determine what it means to each of us. The quotes and information helps to provide a starting point for a deeper reflection about what Authentic Assessment might look like in a classroom, with particular students, in a school-wide initiative or as a personal exploration of growth. 

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Alternatives To Homework: A Chart For Teachers

Alternatives To Homework: A Chart For Teachers | CEA Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

Part of rethinking learning means rethinking the –which is what makes the following chart we spotted over at connectedprincipals compelling. Rather than simply a list of alternatives to homework, it instead contextualizes the need for work at home (or, “homework”). It does this by taking typical classroom situations–the introduction of new material, demonstrating a procedure, etc.), and offering alternatives to traditional homework assignments.

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From Babysitter to Teacher: Setup Your Kids' Tablets for Creative Learning - Huffington Post

From Babysitter to Teacher: Setup Your Kids' Tablets for Creative Learning - Huffington Post | CEA Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
“From Babysitter to Teacher: Setup Your Kids' Tablets for Creative LearningHuffington PostEducators around the world are embracing mobile learning in what is considered a relentless and inevitable march towards the 'flipped' classroom.”
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Gary Barclay's curator insight, July 29, 2014 3:56 AM

Most iPads seem to be filled wth Games...this might offer an alternative?

Susan Berkowitz's curator insight, July 29, 2014 12:46 PM

Lots of good learning opportunities with the portable devices - not just for YouTube!

Sally Tilley's curator insight, July 29, 2014 6:30 PM

An important summary to give parents a few options when faced with a technology onslaught!

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A Depth Of Knowledge Rubric For Reading, Writing, And Math

A Depth Of Knowledge Rubric For Reading, Writing, And Math | CEA Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
A Depth Of Knowledge Rubric For Reading, Writing, And Math
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Avoiding the Trap of "Q & A Teaching"

Avoiding the Trap of "Q & A Teaching" | CEA Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
“ Guest blogger Petra Claflin, Digital Media Manager for YES Prep Public Schools, identifies the problem of 'Q&A teaching' and offers five tips for teachers to examine and improve their modeling and direct instruction practice.”
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Genius Hour and the 6 Essentials of Personalized Education

Genius Hour and the 6 Essentials of Personalized Education | CEA Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Personalized education comes alive in a classroom when Genius Hour invites students to engage with projects about which they are truly passionate.
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4 Ways Technology is Changing How People Learn | Edudemic

4 Ways Technology is Changing How People Learn | Edudemic | CEA Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
When we talk about what changes technology has brought to classrooms across the globe, the answers could basically be never ending.
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LEARN - LEAD - GROW : #1iPadClassroom: Use #Educreations to Turn Your iPad into an Interactive SmartBoard?

LEARN - LEAD - GROW : #1iPadClassroom: Use #Educreations to Turn Your iPad into an Interactive SmartBoard? | CEA Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
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Student Autonomy

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Empowering Students In the Classroom

 

When I think of change that needs to happen in Education, my immediate thought goes toward student autonomy. To be autonomous as a student is to be able to independently manage the freedom one has in the classroom, while maintaining a harmonious relationship with the teacher.

 

For a student to be autonomous, a student must realize:

They have a voiceTheir voice mattersIt will be heardIt will make a difference

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, June 30, 2014 9:00 PM

This fits by 100% my meaning also!

When I think of change that needs to happen in Education, my immediate thought goes toward student autonomy. To be autonomous as a student is to be able to independently manage the freedom one has in the classroom, while maintaining a harmonious relationship with the teacher.

For a student to be autonomous, a student must realize:

  • They have a voice
  • Their voice matters
  • It will be heard
  • It will make a difference


Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, July 1, 2014 12:54 PM

Student autonomy happens with teacher autonomy. Gert Biesta proposes democracy happens in classrooms where it is lived and modeled. It is not a distant process. The word is not autonomy but emancipation which is responsible for the Other and the world we live in.

Stevi Quate's curator insight, July 2, 2014 9:28 AM

When John McDermott and I wrote Clock Watchers and The Just Right Challenge, we wrote about empowering students and captured similar ideas to this posting. Since these ideas aren't new and seem to be shared widely, I wonder why these ideas aren't the norm in classrooms that we watch.

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Tech Integration and School Culture

Tech Integration and School Culture | CEA Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Edutopia blogger Andrew Marcinek fits together three of the puzzle pieces for a school-wide tech integration initiative: developing a trusting, open culture; embracing risk and innovation; and turning PD into exploratory, sharing experiences.
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