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Setbacks Aside, Climate Change Is Finding Its Way Into the World's Classrooms - New York Times

Setbacks Aside, Climate Change Is Finding Its Way Into the World's Classrooms - New York Times | EDCI 280 | Scoop.it
Setbacks Aside, Climate Change Is Finding Its Way Into the World's Classrooms New York Times Schools around the world are beginning to tackle the difficult issue of global warming, teaching students how the planet is changing and encouraging them...
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What Does Learning Look Like? A Look At Physical And Digital Spaces - Edudemic

What Does Learning Look Like? A Look At Physical And Digital Spaces - Edudemic | EDCI 280 | Scoop.it
What does learning look like? Is it a classroom? Is there a teacher? Are students working by themselves or collaborating with others? Are they listening or constructing? Can all of these answers be correct?

Via Dr. Susan Bainbridge
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This is a great read, very helpful in showing the different types of teaching methods with and without technology and a teacher in some cases. Very interesting to see different techniques.

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How To Maintain Classroom Discipline - Good And Bad Methods Training Educational Video

Maintaining Classroom Discipline (1947). Good and bad methods of disciplining inappropriate classsroom behavior. This was a very well made instructional movi...

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Although this video is old, it has a great message. It shows the difference between being a strict disciplinarian and being a good teacher that is able to see a problem and realize they may be the cause. When the teacher is able to take accountability for poor grades, he is able to really help the students understand what they seemed to be confused about. Having a more friendly attitude has a more positive effect on students and makes them act out less.

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JennaMRyan's curator insight, December 13, 2013 6:25 PM

This video about Maintaining Classroom Discipline was created in 1947.  The teacher in videoed made general statements that are very discouraging to the whole class.  He says many of them will have the "pleasure" of repeating the class next semester.  When he stepped out of the room he instructed the students to open their books and they showed a student mocking the teacher once he's left the room.  He's making an example out of a troublemaker by sending him to the principal's office.  He gave the whole class detention making them stay for 45 minutes after class.  The narrator goes back through the scene explaining what was done poorly and what he should have done differently.They played a difficult scenario a teacher might face and how he handled it poorly, then the narrator talks through the difficult things, and then they end with a better way to do it. 

 

I wanted to include a dated resources to show not only up and coming current discipline practice in the classroom, but also where we've come from and what has or hasn't worked in the past.  I couldn't believe he could demand the student’s stay after class an extra 45 minutes.  Today kids go to work and have sports but he was allowed to do it several years ago.  I think this type of video is a really interesting way to help train teachers.   I appreciated how they showed the teacher using better strategies and connecting to the students by using examples from their real life to help them understand the content rather than chastising them.  While I think the video is rather cheesy, it was probably an excellent teaching method back in the day.  I feel someone could model a teacher training video after the style they used here.  You can teach a lot more effectively using nonscripted real life scenarios

liam bye's curator insight, October 2, 2015 11:31 PM

A video about mainting classroom discipline from 1947. The video gives an example of bad classroom discipline and the behaviours that come as a result. Followed is an example of good classroom discipline or ways to address issues that the students may have. This video maybe somewhat dated but still holds its value. A great watch. 

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Poverty Hinders Kids' Early Brain Development | Psych Central News

Poverty Hinders Kids' Early Brain Development | Psych Central News | EDCI 280 | Scoop.it
A new study shows that poverty may have a direct impact on the early development of the brain, with children from poor families lagging behind in two key.

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This will help me understand why certain children are taking longer than others to learn certain things, especially depending on the area I am teaching in.

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Debbie Zacarian's curator insight, December 20, 2013 4:10 PM

Most English language learners as well as many of the nation's students live well below the poverty level. It's been found to have a deep impact on brain development- though not impossible to overcome, we need to address the issue intentionally

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15 Lesson Plans For Making Students Better Online Researchers - Edudemic

15 Lesson Plans For Making Students Better Online Researchers - Edudemic | EDCI 280 | Scoop.it
How do you make students better online researchers? By understanding how they can and should use Google, of course!

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I know a lot of people that get stuck and very lost when it comes to online research, so this is a good read.

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Personality Types of Learners and their Effect on Learning | Custom ...

Personality Types of Learners and their Effect on Learning | Custom ... | EDCI 280 | Scoop.it
According to Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) an instrument widely used to discover the learning preferences of individuals, there are four different personality types of learners. Each of them differ in their ...
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It is important to be aware of the different types of personalities in the classroom, that way we can better understand how to teach them.

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4 Steps to Better Writers

4 Steps to Better Writers | EDCI 280 | Scoop.it
Clarity. It is what we long for when we travel through a student's essay. Yet our struggling writers make us wander through a cluttered maze of thoughts, leading to dead ends.

We want an awareness o
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How to Make Your Students WANT to Pay Attention in Class

How to Make Your Students WANT to Pay Attention in Class | EDCI 280 | Scoop.it
Make your students want to pay attention in class. These four techniques will increase students' attention. Reward, Relevant, Remove Distractions, and Really Fun. You'll be on your way to better attention in your class!
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I think this is a great way to get your students focused and interested in coming to class. These are also very easy steps to follow to do so.

 

#edci280 #funintheclassroom #students #focus

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Set Up Rules and Routines

Set Up Rules and Routines | EDCI 280 | Scoop.it
Rules and routines keep your class running smoothly so that you have more time for teaching academics. Here are some ideas for establishing, using, and reinforcing rules and routines.

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I believe this to be a great help in setting up expectations for the classroom at the beginning of the school year. It guidelines ways to get students involved in setting up practicle rules and routines to follow throughout the year.

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JennaMRyan's curator insight, December 12, 2013 3:34 PM

In order to keep your class running smoothly, you need to establish rules and routines.  This article takes the point of view that rules need to be established and enforced.  Different ways to do this that are suggested are involving the class in making the rules, keeping them short, phrase them in a positive way, post rules and go over them, and change a rule if it doesn’t work.  The other main aspect of this article is establishing routines so that you can save large amounts of time.  Routines include things such as passing papers, leaving to go to the restroom, sharpening pencils, and dismissing the class. 

 

I found that these routines are extremely helpful and really do save you time.  In my placement, I was able to experience this first hand.  My cooperating teacher at my field placement had established routines in the classroom and all she would have to do is say one word and the kids would know what to do and it really did make the classroom run a whole lot smoother.  I appreciated the suggestions for posting rules and enforcing them and I think this is good only to an extent.  While rules can outline the expectations for the classroom, they don't do any good when not enforced properly.  Kids have to buy in and grab hold to the vision of the classroom climate that following the rules will set.

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How schools are breaking down the language barrier for EAL students

How schools are breaking down the language barrier for EAL students | EDCI 280 | Scoop.it
The number of students who speak foreign languages at home has risen by 20% in five years. Nick Morrison explores the integration and teaching strategies being used in schools
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Skype in the classroom

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A free and easy way for teachers to open up their classroom. Meet new people, talk to experts, share ideas and create amazing learning experiences with teachers from around the world.


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Amidst a Mobile Revolution in Schools, Will Old Teaching Tactics Work? | Spotlight on Digital Media and Learning

Amidst a Mobile Revolution in Schools, Will Old Teaching Tactics Work? | Spotlight on Digital Media and Learning | EDCI 280 | Scoop.it
Spotlight covers the intersections of technology and education, going behind the research to show how digital media is used in and out of classrooms to expand learning.

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