Principles and Methods of Teaching in Elementary Schools: Ali Harrington
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one of my classmates demonstrates teaching with arts integration! great lesson Ms. Ryan

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The Power of the Morning Meeting: 5 Steps Toward Changing Your Classroom and School Culture

The Power of the Morning Meeting: 5 Steps Toward Changing Your Classroom and School Culture | Principles and Methods of Teaching in Elementary Schools: Ali Harrington | Scoop.it
"The whole morning meeting not only sets a really good tone for the students, but it sets a tone for me." - Teacher in Louisville, Kentucky

When I first learned about the Morning Meeting model, I wa
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morning meeting can be utilized in many ways to support global competence, resilience, whole child tenets and many other integral classroom concepts.

 

the key principles: 

 

Set the tone for respectful learning

Establish a climate of trust

Motivate students to feel significant

Create empathy and encourage collaboration

Support social, emotional and academic learning

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Creating student global competencies | tips, techniques, and tools | Pinterest

Creating student global competencies | tips, techniques, and tools | Pinterest | Principles and Methods of Teaching in Elementary Schools: Ali Harrington | Scoop.it
This Pin was discovered by kathleen fullerton. Discover (and save!) your own Pins on Pinterest. | See more about students.
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a great checklist and way of aligning your topics and lessons with global competence. every lesson should inspire and engage our students to be resilient and globally competent individuals.

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Testing lessons in the classroom - WBNG-TV

Testing lessons in the classroom
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Town of Dickinson, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Students in the Southern Tier were put to the test, using what they'd learned in the classroom to build robots of their own.
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a physical classroom climate must be able accommodate all our students and give them amble amount of space to learn. due to influx of students in school districts, is restructuring grades and their locations in elementary and middle school the answer?

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Educational Leadership:Giving Students Meaningful Work:Seven Essentials for Project-Based Learning

Educational Leadership:Giving Students Meaningful Work:Seven Essentials for Project-Based Learning | Principles and Methods of Teaching in Elementary Schools: Ali Harrington | Scoop.it
Founded in 1943, ASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) is an educational leadership organization dedicated to advancing best practices and policies for the success of each learner. Our 175,000 members in 119 countries are professional educators from all levels and subject areas––superintendents, supervisors, principals, teachers, professors of education, and school board members.
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great article that outlines the essentials and steps of project based learning. allowing our students to explore and research the world around them will increase global competency and make them more invested in learning. 

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Lesson Planning: Completed Lesson and Unit Plans

Lesson Planning: Completed Lesson and Unit Plans | Principles and Methods of Teaching in Elementary Schools: Ali Harrington | Scoop.it
Sometimes a great way to learn is by reading other’s lesson and unit plans. We've compiled a list of resources that contain tons and tons of completed plans to learn from.
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a great website that has various web sources for lesson and unit plans. collaboration is an important skill for teachers to possess. sharing is caring!

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Setting Up for Second: Mid-year Update: Alternative Seating

Setting Up for Second: Mid-year Update: Alternative Seating | Principles and Methods of Teaching in Elementary Schools: Ali Harrington | Scoop.it

Via Becky Vickers, Lauren Yachera
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a classroom set up is always on the fore front of the mind the week before the first day of school. however, this article highlight how important the concept of "updating is". our class needs may change as our students evolve and develop as learners and a mid year update can help support success, including ideas of alternative seating. students should be able to have a classroom environment where they can choose and have autonomy. everything should have a purpose in  the classroom and we shouldn't waste space. 

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CLASSROOM CLIMATE PLAN: I really like how this classroom is set up. The physical climate is inviting and caters to different students' seating preferences. There are cozy chairs, pillows on the floor, tables for partner and group work, and a large space for use for games, sitting on the carpet, and doing large things on the floor. Large open spaces are good for versatile use, especially because PBL incorporates a variety of activities. In addition, there is a variety of technology and organizational techniques. I think traditional desk can be restraining for students and having alternative seating options, and the routine of having students choose their seating based on their needs is really great for emphasizing the whole child tenants. The fact students are able to decide for themselves what works best for them is something I really like.  

Lauren Yachera's curator insight, March 11, 2014 5:00 PM

I really liked that everything in the classroom seems like it was accommodated for the student's well being; the tables were lowered to "kid size" and no space really seems to be wasted for any unknown reason. Everything is set up for a specific reason. The concept of alternative seating was really interesting to me, because growing up, we always were placed in assigned (and uncomfortable) seats, and maybe only switched around once or twice throughout the year. The teacher in this article allows her students to sit on the floor while they do work, read standing up by the book shelves, and so on. By giving them the autonomy (to a certain extent) to do work in a way that will work for them, the teacher is creating a fun and successful classroom climate. Although I would really need to think about how to implement some of the ideas implemented in this article, I would really like to experiment with some of the arrangements that were included in it. 

Becca Wagman's curator insight, March 14, 2014 1:07 AM

Classroom Climate: This article really enhanced the physical spaces of the classroom. It is important to make students feel comfortable in the classroom and be able to have different spaces for different tasks. These classroom ideas really take advantage of the spaces in the classroom and it keeps all the resources accessible for the students to find when they need them. I especially liked the low table and the colorful rug. It is important to make the classroom bright and cheery and youthful in order to keep the students excited about learning. In regards to project-based learning, these classroom ideas help to keep the classroom open for learning and for students to take advantage of the resources in the classroom for further learning and research. (SPACE)

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TEACHER SOL: Tips on Creating an Inviting Classroom Climate

TEACHER SOL: Tips on Creating an Inviting Classroom Climate | Principles and Methods of Teaching in Elementary Schools: Ali Harrington | Scoop.it
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an incredible resource on tips to create an engaging and inviting classroom climate. not only does the physical space need to be encouraging for learning, but as a teacher you have the job to set the environment for learning through readiness, making lessons fun, being supportive and showing that you care. i really enjoyed how from the second the student walked into the room, they knew they were important and an asset to the classroom. 

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Out of the classroom - The Hindu

Out of the classroom - The Hindu | Principles and Methods of Teaching in Elementary Schools: Ali Harrington | Scoop.it
The Hindu Out of the classroom The Hindu I've found that personalised PowerPoint presentations, quizzes and role play are a few classroom methods of teaching math in a more interesting and meaningful way.” With teachers finding newer and more...
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an prime example of how project based learning can help student stay engaged and understand and connect to difficult material like math. some highlighted activities include Power Point presentations and role play. taking the fear out of subject material and making it relatable to the student is a major skill teachers must acquire for the overall success of their lessons.

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Restoring the Soul and Skill of Educators Through Engaged Teaching

Restoring the Soul and Skill of Educators Through Engaged Teaching | Principles and Methods of Teaching in Elementary Schools: Ali Harrington | Scoop.it
In the aftermath of the testing regimen, or just the headlong rush to the end of school, educators are loosening their collars, breathing heavy sighs of relief (or resignation), and contemplating wh (Why education must nurture the curiosity and hearts...
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such an encouraging read! despite the culture of standardized testing and lecturing, we must remember  why we do what we do as educators. engaged learning will help teachers to find the balance between education and instruction. "together, the five dimensions nourish and support the development of the whole student -- healthy heart, mind, and inner life -- that we feel is the foundation of academic learning". 

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Lauren Yachera's curator insight, March 11, 2014 5:09 PM

This was  a really interesting and eye-opening article to come across. I remember at my 280 internship last year, my mentor teacher seemed exasperated at times when she realized that all she would be doing for the next few weeks would be lecturing her students on how to do well on their MSAs. She told me that it was the same thing day after day, and besides her being bored with the same old regimen, her students also seemed pretty bored. This article explains that it's beyond important for teacher to nourish and support not only the intellectual development of their students, but their social-emotional and character development as well. Teachers really need to find the balance between all of these components in order to ensure the success of their students. Engaged teaching is the topic at hand; everyone must be engaged in learning, not just instruction and reading off lessons to their students . Curiosity must be nurtured, deep learning must occur. Basically, teachers must be able to educate their students, not just engage them in a testing program. They must (as the title of the article explains) "restore the soul and skill of educators through engaged teaching."

Hallie Lease's curator insight, March 13, 2014 11:45 AM

A powerful quote from this article "education takes a back seat to instruction." This article describes the engaged teacher. Too much, teachers are worried about teaching to the test, etc instead of truly educating their students. The engaged teachers involves, teaching respectful boundaries, the teacher really being there and being present, developing emotionally etc. These things are truly important to students, and they are skills that can be carried with them throughout life.  

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Teaching

Teaching | Principles and Methods of Teaching in Elementary Schools: Ali Harrington | Scoop.it
THINK for yourself. Question Everything!
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such an incredible quote to live by as teachers. its our role to guide and help our students engage and make sense out of new knowledge presented to them as well as  the world around them. if we can master this, we can guide our students to become resilient and globally competent.

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The Classroom and the Cloud: A Bright Forecast for 2020 | Edutopia

The Classroom and the Cloud: A Bright Forecast for 2020 | Edutopia | Principles and Methods of Teaching in Elementary Schools: Ali Harrington | Scoop.it
What will the classroom of 2020 look like? As I look ahead, many of the trends we're seeing today will continue to expand learning beyond the classroom walls to connect educators, students and real-world experiences.
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how can we anticipate our future classrooms? The answer is simple:  by preparing educators and students for a technologically driven future and increasing student engagement. 

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