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3 Ideas For Taking Care of Yourself Before the Break - George Couros @gcouros

3 Ideas For Taking Care of Yourself Before the Break - George Couros @gcouros | CPD for British International Schools (Teaching Staff) | Scoop.it

"As many educators across North America are about to go on Winter break, I know that the holidays do not necessarily mean “no stress,” but for some, could be a different kind of stress.

The week before the break can be exhausting and John Spencer, recently wrote, “Ten Creative Alternatives to Showing Movies Before the Break,” that may give you some ideas before the end of the calendar year. Not only does he provide excellent ideas to stoke the wonder of your students before the break, but this little reminder:

"Let’s just put it out there. December is exhausting for teachers. The days are shorter. The weather grows colder and (at least here in Oregon) wetter. Students are anxious — whether it’s a buzzing excitement for vacation or a sense of dread that some kids feel in homes that are unsafe during the holidays.

And teachers are tired. They’re tired of redirecting behaviors and tired of the mid-year pressure of the test and simply tired of the sheer energy it takes to be a teacher."

So to build on that, I want to give a few ideas of things to remind yourself before the break, that I have been working on personally."


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New Infographic: The 12 C's To Managing the Modern Classroom - The Innovative Educator  @InnovativeEdu

New Infographic: The 12 C's To Managing the Modern Classroom - The Innovative Educator  @InnovativeEdu | CPD for British International Schools (Teaching Staff) | Scoop.it
Time off-task. Distractions. These are problems educators new to using technology might face in their classrooms. But used correctly, technology can easily move from a weapon of mass distraction, to a tool of engagement.  


Experienced and talented #NYCSchoolsTech teachers shared their tried and true strategies and the software selections that work in their classrooms. I categorized them and wrote them up into a list. Innovative educator Eileen Lennon took that list and turned it into this infographic.

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¿Cómo dirigir las clases modernas? En esta infografía aparecen elementos que te ayudarán mucho. 
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10 Good Tips To Spot Fake News - EdTech & mLearning 

10 Good Tips To Spot Fake News - EdTech & mLearning  | CPD for British International Schools (Teaching Staff) | Scoop.it
A few days ago we shared with you a new Google feature that allows you to easily fact check online content. Today, we are sharing with you 10 good tips that will enable you to critically assess the veracity and credibility of online content (e.g. news stories).  These are guidelines Facebook Help Centre provided for it users to help them spot fake news. However, these tips can also apply to any other type of content. Students can use them to evaluate digital content and enhance their critical reading comprehension.  We have embedded these tips into the visual below so you can print and share with your students in class.

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Viljenka Savli (http://www2.arnes.si/~sopvsavl/)'s curator insight, April 18, 2017 3:48 AM
Good to know how to check the news...
 
Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, April 21, 2017 8:34 AM
This is a good resource infographic on "Fake News" that can be used within your21st Century teaching and learning environments.
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10 Good Tips To Spot Fake News
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The Benefits of Browsing: Why Teachers Should Indulge in Online Social Networking

The Benefits of Browsing: Why Teachers Should Indulge in Online Social Networking | CPD for British International Schools (Teaching Staff) | Scoop.it
The Internet is not just about consuming – it’s also about connecting. Forums and other forms of online social networking provide opportunities for educators to come together and commiserate, encourage, and share information.

Online social networking encompasses different online communities of people who share common interests. It allows members of that community to interact in a variety of ways. They can conduct live chats, or they can leave comments in blogs or discussion groups.

These communities are shaped by different profiles of individuals who link to each other. Each member of the community creates a personal profile that can include pictures, personal information, audio, and video files. Others can access this profile and can connect to it by requesting a friendship with the other member. Almost all of these social networks have security settings, so each member can accept or deny access to their information and profile.

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King’s Group recibe el premio internacional 'AGCAS Award'

King’s Group recibe el premio internacional 'AGCAS Award' | CPD for British International Schools (Teaching Staff) | Scoop.it
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Why Do Some Of Us Stick At It And Others Jump Ship? via @TeacherToolkit

Why Do Some Of Us Stick At It And Others Jump Ship? via @TeacherToolkit | CPD for British International Schools (Teaching Staff) | Scoop.it
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The Transcendent Nature of Sir Ken Robinson in Global Education

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You make sense of your life, retrospectively, when you come to write your resume…being alive is a creative process. –Sir Ken Robinson

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Making a difference: a practical approach to evaluating the impact of professional development - Teacher Development Trust

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Making a difference: a practical approach to evaluating the impact of professional development This blog was written by Vivienne Porritt (@LCLL_Director), Assistant Director for School Partnerships at the Institute of Education (IOE). It is one of the articles in our National Teacher Enquiry Network December end o
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Computers in schools: a scandalous waste? - Dr Helen Wright's Education Blog

Nothing replaces a great teacher: this is the premise which stands behind the recent comments by Dr John Vallance, Head of Sydney Grammar School, that computers in schools are a waste of money and have done nothing to improve grades. Teaching, he says, is about “interaction ­between people, about discussion, about conversation … If you’re … Continue reading »
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The best UK universities chosen by major employers

The best UK universities chosen by major employers | CPD for British International Schools (Teaching Staff) | Scoop.it
More than 60 universities in the UK have been chosen by UK companies for producing the best 'ready-for-work' graduates
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12 Presentation Hooks Used By the Best TED Presenters

12 Presentation Hooks Used By the Best TED Presenters | CPD for British International Schools (Teaching Staff) | Scoop.it
“Today, you will learn something that will add 10 years to your life.”

“20 years from now, your job won’t exist.”

“Did you know that more people have access to a mobile phone than a toilet?”

Presentation starters like these are key to grabbing your audience’s attention and making the most of the time allotted to you.

Instead of thanking the audience, making an unrelated joke or apologizing for a technical issue, why not dive right into the subject matter with a gripping statement or thought-provoking question?

To help you craft your own killer presentation starters, we’ve sorted through some of the most popular TED talks in history and created this list of the most effective ways to start a presentation.

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A little empathy among colleagues goes a long way

A little empathy among colleagues goes a long way | CPD for British International Schools (Teaching Staff) | Scoop.it

To demonstrate more empathy in the workplace, you can:

Make sure you are listening to others. Be sure to get feedback from others regarding how good of a listener you really are.Listen without interrupting. Pay attention to what others are saying and to their nonverbal behaviors and cues.Ask questions, then listen if you are trying to understand why someone is struggling at work or has poor performance.Spend time getting to know those you don’t like or are very different from you. As Abraham Lincoln said, “I don’t like that man, so I must get to know him.”Read up on emotional intelligence and take an assessment on your EQ and empathy.At meetings, ask colleagues to share how they are doing both personally and professionally.Keep the focus on them. Use phrases to show you are listening to them rather than sympathetic statements that seem to focus on yourself — e.g., “you seem to be trying to figure out what to do next” rather than “I always do XYZ when I am not sure.”Use reflecting comments — “it sounds like you are worried about ...” — rather than providing immediate advice, such as “this is what you should do now.”

 

Joyce E. A. Russell is the senior associate dean at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business.

 

Detail from Labor, Charles Sprague Pearce (1896).


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How do YOU learn at work?

How do YOU learn at work? | CPD for British International Schools (Teaching Staff) | Scoop.it
One of the early tasks that the learning professionals in my L&D Challenge undertake is to consider how they themselves learn at work. It is clear from what they share with the group that the

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7 Qualities That Promote Teacher Leadership in Schools | #ProfessionalDevelopment #Collaboration 

7 Qualities That Promote Teacher Leadership in Schools | #ProfessionalDevelopment #Collaboration  | CPD for British International Schools (Teaching Staff) | Scoop.it
There’s a growing consensus among students, parents, teachers and education leaders that the current education system isn’t appropriately preparing young people for the future. Many districts are looking toward technology to patch the disconnect, but several recent reports indicate that technology alone cannot fix the ailing system.

High-quality teachers are essential to learning environments that consider each student as a unique, individual learner, but very few schools have good systems in place to support teachers learning together and sharing their expertise.

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

https://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?&tag=Collaborative+Teacher

 


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There’s a growing consensus among students, parents, teachers and education leaders that the current education system isn’t appropriately preparing young people for the future. Many districts are looking toward technology to patch the disconnect, but several recent reports indicate that technology alone cannot fix the ailing system.

High-quality teachers are essential to learning environments that consider each student as a unique, individual learner, but very few schools have good systems in place to support teachers learning together and sharing their expertise.

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

https://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?&tag=Collaborative+Teacher

 

Presenters's curator insight, November 30, 2017 2:58 AM
Los años de escuela son muy importantes, ya que la labor de los docentes es empezar a moldear los principales valores que definirán a los alumnos. 
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Geef elke leerkracht medeverantwoordelijkheid voor het schoolbeleid. 
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How Kids Learn Better By Taking Frequent Breaks Throughout The Day

How Kids Learn Better By Taking Frequent Breaks Throughout The Day | CPD for British International Schools (Teaching Staff) | Scoop.it

Excerpted from Teach Like Finland: 33 Simple Strategies For Joyful Classrooms (c) 2017 by Timothy D. Walker. Used with permission of the publisher, W. W. Norton. 


"Like a zombie, Sami*—one of my fifth graders—lumbered over to me and hissed, “I think I’m going to explode! I’m not used to this schedule.” And I believed him. An angry red rash was starting to form on his forehead.

Yikes, I thought, what a way to begin my first year of teaching in Finland. It was only the third day of school, and I was already pushing a student to the breaking point. When I took him aside, I quickly discovered why he was so upset.

Throughout this first week of school, I had gotten creative with my fifth grade timetable. If you recall, students in Finland normally take a fifteen-minute break for every forty-five minutes of instruction. During a typical break, the children head outside to play and socialize with friends.

I didn’t see the point of these frequent pit stops. As a teacher in the United States, I’d usually spent consecutive hours with my students in the classroom. And I was trying to replicate this model in Finland. The Finnish way seemed soft, and I was convinced that kids learned better with longer stretches of instructional time. So I decided to hold my students back from their regularly scheduled break and teach two forty-five-minute lessons in a row, followed by a double break of thirty minutes. Now I knew why the red dots had appeared on Sami’s forehead."


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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, April 19, 2017 2:00 PM
The breaks students take can be breaks that teachers take with them. I used to go with students for recess and lunch break. It was time to converse in a more informal way.
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OUBS ranked seventh in Global Online MBA Rankings | The Open University Business School

OUBS ranked seventh in Global Online MBA Rankings | The Open University Business School | CPD for British International Schools (Teaching Staff) | Scoop.it
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King’s Group wins AGCAS Award for Careers Service Engagement

King’s Group wins AGCAS Award for Careers Service Engagement | CPD for British International Schools (Teaching Staff) | Scoop.it
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How Do You Teach Learners With Mental Health Needs? 10 Tips via @TeacherToolkit

How Do You Teach Learners With Mental Health Needs? 10 Tips via @TeacherToolkit | CPD for British International Schools (Teaching Staff) | Scoop.it
How do you teach learners with social, emotional and mental health (SEMH) needs?
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Teachers Guide to Creating and Publishing Websites Using The New Google Sites

Teachers Guide to Creating and Publishing Websites Using The New Google Sites | CPD for British International Schools (Teaching Staff) | Scoop.it
Google has recently introduced a totally revamped Google Sites available to its G Suite customers only. Compared with the classic Site, the new Google Sites comes with a bunch of extra interesting features that include intuitive technology, integration with G Suite apps, attractive design, ability to track site’s performance using Google Analytics, new colourful templates and many more. To learn more about the difference between classic Sites and new Sites, check out this resource.

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Veema Education — Teacher CPD, Student Masterclasses & Assemblies

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What has the EU ever done for my … education?

What has the EU ever done for my … education? | CPD for British International Schools (Teaching Staff) | Scoop.it
British universities benefit from the EU in the form of foreign students, research grants and access to capital finance
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How Educators and Schools Can Make the Most of Google Hangouts

How Educators and Schools Can Make the Most of Google Hangouts | CPD for British International Schools (Teaching Staff) | Scoop.it
What Is a "Hangout?"

A Hangout is a web-based tool created by Google for communicating through video.

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Gust MEES's curator insight, February 5, 2013 9:47 AM

 

A MUST read...

 

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A MUST read...


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What Is a "Hangout?" 

A Hangout is a web-based tool created by Google for communicating through video.

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The 10 Musts of Classroom Management

The 10 Musts of Classroom Management | CPD for British International Schools (Teaching Staff) | Scoop.it
One of the most important roles of a classroom teacher is that of classroom manager. Learning cannot take place in a poorly managed classroom. Conversely, the best classrooms provide environments where teaching and learning can flourish. Follow these tips and you’ll improve your classroom management skills immediately.

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New Teachers, Don’t Accept The Default: Suggestions to Ensure Success in Your First Year

New Teachers, Don’t Accept The Default: Suggestions to Ensure Success in Your First Year | CPD for British International Schools (Teaching Staff) | Scoop.it

I’ve compiled a list of statements offering new teachers advice as they enter their first year of teaching. It is my intention that these suggestions will dispel many of the myths pre-service teachers encounter as they complete their training programs.

 

Don’t accept the DEFAULT, seek out an option that will be BETTER for students:

Make it your mission to fight “We’ve always done it this way” thinking.Be a disruptor and shake things up. Create an epic classroom!Start slowly with little tweaks like replacing rows of desks with clusters of four in all classrooms, especially those in middle school and high school.Create the change you wish to see in your school.

 

Be so GOOD they can’t ignore you:

 


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A MUST READ for any EDUcators TEACHers!

 

I’ve compiled a list of statements offering new teachers advice as they enter their first year of teaching. It is my intention that these suggestions will dispel many of the myths pre-service teachers encounter as they complete their training programs.

 

Don’t accept the DEFAULT, seek out an option that will be BETTER for students:

  • Make it your mission to fight “We’ve always done it this way” thinking.
  • Be a disruptor and shake things up. Create an epic classroom!
  • Start slowly with little tweaks like replacing rows of desks with clusters of four in all classrooms, especially those in middle school and high school.
  • Create the change you wish to see in your school.

 

Be so GOOD they can’t ignore you:

 

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When Does Real Learning Happen?

When Does Real Learning Happen? | CPD for British International Schools (Teaching Staff) | Scoop.it
Learning, the real learning, happens… When you are intentional about learning When you are driven by an intrinsic need to advance and not only by external triggers and rewards. When you ask more questions to get to the WHY of things (and then to what and how) When you carry an open frame of mind

 

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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/07/19/learning-path-for-professional-21st-century-learning-by-ict-practice/

 

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/12/27/what-are-the-best-ways-of-teaching-and-learning-ideas-and-reflections/

 


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Learning, the real learning, happens… When you are intentional about learning When you are driven by an intrinsic need to advance and not only by external triggers and rewards. When you ask more questions to get to the WHY of things (and then to what and how) When you carry an open frame of mind...

 

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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/07/19/learning-path-for-professional-21st-century-learning-by-ict-practice/

 

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Learning, the real learning, happens… When you are intentional about learning When you are driven by an intrinsic need to advance and not only by external triggers and rewards. When you ask more questions to get to the WHY of things (and then to what and how) When you carry an open frame of mind...

 

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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/07/19/learning-path-for-professional-21st-century-learning-by-ict-practice/

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/12/27/what-are-the-best-ways-of-teaching-and-learning-ideas-and-reflections/

 

 

 

Juan Quiñones's curator insight, March 28, 2016 11:43 PM

Learning, the real learning, happens… When you are intentional about learning When you are driven by an intrinsic need to advance and not only by external triggers and rewards. When you ask more questions to get to the WHY of things (and then to what and how) When you carry an open frame of mind...

 

Learn more:

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/07/19/learning-path-for-professional-21st-century-learning-by-ict-practice/

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/12/27/what-are-the-best-ways-of-teaching-and-learning-ideas-and-reflections/

 

 

 

Татьяна Слесаренко's curator insight, March 29, 2016 5:12 PM

Learning, the real learning, happens… When you are intentional about learning When you are driven by an intrinsic need to advance and not only by external triggers and rewards. When you ask more questions to get to the WHY of things (and then to what and how) When you carry an open frame of mind...

 

Learn more:

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/07/19/learning-path-for-professional-21st-century-learning-by-ict-practice/

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/12/27/what-are-the-best-ways-of-teaching-and-learning-ideas-and-reflections/