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Personalized learning: Not just for students - eSchool News (registration)

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Personalized learning: Not just for students eSchool News (registration) But when it comes to teachers, so much of what passes as professional development is not even tailored to the school, let alone each educator.
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The 21st Century Teacher

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A free online community devoted solely to education in the 21st Century. Communicate, Collaborate, Network, Share and Learn. We have so much to talk about.

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How Coaching Can Impact Teachers, Principals, and Students

How Coaching Can Impact Teachers, Principals, and Students | TeacherPD | Scoop.it

 

Finally, the Annenberg report determined that coaching supports collective leadership across a school system. An essential feature of coaching is that it uses the relationships between coaches, principals, and teachers to create the conversation that leads to behavioral, pedagogical, and content knowledge change.

 

Effective coaching distributes leadership and keeps the focus on teaching and learning. This focus promotes the development of leadership skills, professional learning, and support for teachers that target ways to improve student outcomes...

 


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Stephen Basden's comment, September 12, 2013 8:30 PM
What I learned from this article is how a good coach on the field, can help a student's performance in the classroom. Strong and successful sports programs create atmospheres on campuses that help success in the classroom. Principles should take this into mind when hiring a coach. They can't just hire somebody with a good playbook but rather role models and well respected individuals that will create young men and women who challenge themselves outside of sports.

In this particular article, what I found most educational is when the author said "Coaching is an essential component of an effective professional development program. Coaching can build will, skill, knowledge, and capacity because it can go where no other professional development has gone before: into the intellect, behaviors, practices, beliefs, values, and feelings of an educator. " This is such a powerful statement. I have for years personally seen how coaching affects an individual. I had a football coach in high school that demanded the best from us not just on the field but in the classroom and as a person. This coach meant a lot to me, he was very knowledgeable, successful, and well respected that I treated his word like gospel. During the season I actually saw an increase in grades and personally happiness. Coaches can have a personal relationship with their players that no teacher, principle, or other faculty member can imitate. Sports is a powerful tool and when used correctly can change lives; not only of that individual but his peers too.

I selected because the title really grabbed my attention. Often times we hear how sports can really help a student or employee in their respective environments so I thought it was really interesting to see an article on how teachers can also benefit from sports. A good sports program directly translate into a good academic program at an institution.

This article gave me even more of an understanding on exactly how much sports affect all aspects of life. Sports go way beyond the playing field, they carry over into relationships and even occupations. Everything in life you do that isn't individual, needs teamwork. Whether that be wife and husband or employee and employer, sports have and continue to prove that teamwork gets things done the best. Sacrificing personal agendas to achieve greater goals is a must and sports have taught us this over the years.
Gust MEES's comment, September 12, 2013 8:36 PM
Hi, I agree with You. These parts from sports are influencing widely in life and education!
Andrea Cruz's curator insight, September 29, 2013 9:56 PM

Focus on teaching and learning when coaching....

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8 Reasons Why you should Create A Blog for your Class

8 Reasons Why you should Create A Blog for your Class | TeacherPD | Scoop.it

 

Why would I start educational blogging with my students ? what is its benefits on their overall learning ? These are two legitimate questions you need to ponder on before embarking on a blogging journey with your class. In fact asking critical questions should not only be limited to your tech practices with your students but should cover all your teaching practice. Through questions we discover our weak points to work on and through inquiry we unearth new inspiring fountains of knowledge.

To answer the two questions posed above, I am sharing with you what Morris ( grade four teacher ) has learned from using educational blogging with her students. Morris was like everyone of us, hesitant and not sure how to start blogging with her class but now that she spent several years blogging she discovered that blogging brings several educational benefits and here are some of them : read more in the article...

 


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Jimena Acebes Sevilla's curator insight, March 28, 2013 1:01 PM

Blog de clase.

Pedeta Deutscher's comment, May 31, 2013 11:14 PM
Blogs are a great way for students to engage in learning especially those who are reluctant to within the classroom, this is often a way for them to share their views.
Jimena Acebes Sevilla's curator insight, June 1, 2013 12:41 PM

Razones por las que es útil crear un blog para la clase.

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How to Make Your Classroom a Thinking Space

How to Make Your Classroom a Thinking Space | TeacherPD | Scoop.it
Editor's note: The following is an excerpt from Thinking Through Project-Based Learning: Guiding Deeper Inquiry by Jane Krauss and Suzie Boss. It was published this month by Corwin.

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Gust MEES's curator insight, March 28, 2013 3:57 PM

 

A MUST read!!!

 

Gary Harwell's curator insight, March 30, 2013 4:07 AM

Can our classes do this?

Gary Harwell's curator insight, March 30, 2013 4:07 AM

Can our classes do this?

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Personalizing Teacher Training Through Social Media-Based Professional Development.

Personalizing Teacher Training Through Social Media-Based Professional Development. | TeacherPD | Scoop.it

"It’s Time To Give Educators Credit For Their Self-Directed, Social Media-Based PD. Professional development for teachers is a beautiful thing. While many professionals work either in isolation or total stagnation, educators are constantly given new tools to become better at their craft. National-level conferences like ISTE and ASCD, district PD, school PD, professional learning communities, data teams, “PD-style staff meetings,” books, blogs—there are so many incredible resources being updated literally as you read this, that the challenge is more about knowing where to start than finding suitable content."


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Sonia Thomas's curator insight, April 23, 2013 10:00 AM

This article speaks to the gist of how social media can be leveraged for professional development.

Bryan Kay's curator insight, October 22, 2015 8:08 PM

I chose this resource to inform me about the latest technology trends.

 

As a future leader I want to incorporate technology in my school as much as possible. It is my duty to ensure teachers feel confident using it though. I also want teachers to use the technology to enhance the learning, not replace it.

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Dan Pink: How Teachers Can Sell Love of Learning to Students

Dan Pink: How Teachers Can Sell Love of Learning to Students | TeacherPD | Scoop.it
Erin Scott By Jennie Rose In his new book To Sell is Human, author Daniel Pink reports that education is one of the fastest growing job categories in th

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Shea Stehm's curator insight, January 22, 2013 2:34 PM

Dan Pink always has a great insight

Tracy18's curator insight, March 26, 2013 6:25 PM

Change has to begin somewhere.

Dominique Parrish's curator insight, April 6, 2013 6:45 PM

Inspiring students to learn is essential for the future ...

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Teacher-Prep Programs Zero In on Effective 'Practice'

Teacher-Prep Programs Zero In on Effective 'Practice' | TeacherPD | Scoop.it
The Match Teacher Residency is one of a small number of programs that train aspiring teachers for the classroom through practice.

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Gust MEES's curator insight, March 25, 2013 5:12 PM

 

PracTICE matters and it is the BEST preparation on HowTo teachers should get prepared before they have to teach the first time! HAT DOWN for that great initiative and hopefully others will join and/or doing similar in the same mentality ;)

 

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20 Ways To Make Professional Development More Effective

20 Ways To Make Professional Development More Effective | TeacherPD | Scoop.it
Administrators often ask how to best utilize their staff meeting time to promote best instructional practices and improve professional development.

 

It has been said that once teachers start teaching, we become the most uneducated of professionals about our own profession, failing to research and implement the cutting-edge best practices that make the difference in student engagement and learning. We can’t use 20th century practices with our 21st century students.

 

In order to encourage and even demand curiosity, creativity, learning, sharing and growing in our students, we must model those traits within our own profession; a staff meeting is the perfect time to cultivate these skills within and among our colleagues.

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, March 27, 2013 11:15 AM

 

Check also:

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/03/25/practice/

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2012/07/28/how-to-prepare-for-giving-a-good-course/

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/01/23/is-your-professional-development-up-to-date/

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching?tag=Professional+Development

 

Aidan Tan Zhao Chern's curator insight, March 14, 2016 11:44 PM

This article i am going to talk about today is about teaching and education in the 21st century. First of all, I agree with the writer that 20th century practices cannot be used with 21st century students, because they are the one who will benefit from it and support the future, and this plan is only foolproof if the students comply.

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Project-Based Learning Idea: Students Create Their Own Viral Video

Project-Based Learning Idea: Students Create Their Own Viral Video | TeacherPD | Scoop.it
Looking for a project-based learning idea? Have students assemble their very own viral video. You never know - it might take off!

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Utilizing Twitter chats for professional development

Utilizing Twitter chats for professional development | TeacherPD | Scoop.it
Each week, educators from around the world take part in various conversations on Twitter known as "chats." These conversations have become an excellent way

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Gust MEES's curator insight, March 28, 2013 4:09 PM

 

A variety of tools such as Tweetdeck, HootSuite, Tweetchat, etc., can be utilized to aggregate the chat into a single stream to ease the conversation process.


Check the video, very interesting...


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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2012/06/27/how-to-use-twitter-with-success-for-education-and-more/


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/02/20/what-you-should-know-about-twitter-chats/


Gust MEES's curator insight, March 28, 2013 4:12 PM

 

A variety of tools such as Tweetdeck, HootSuite, Tweetchat, etc., can be utilized to aggregate the chat into a single stream to ease the conversation process.

 

Check the video, very interesting...

 

Check also:

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2012/06/27/how-to-use-twitter-with-success-for-education-and-more/

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/02/20/what-you-should-know-about-twitter-chats/