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Remembering to Learn: Five Factors for Improving Recall

Remembering to Learn: Five Factors for Improving Recall | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
Most failures of memory are not problems with retrieval but with encoding. Here are five activities to help your student focus on their learning.
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It sounds dull, but are interesting to consider, especially, that your students should come up with examples that are personal to them, vs you, the instructor, creating lots of examples

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Six Things That Make College Teachers Successful

Six Things That Make College Teachers Successful | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
It is easy to become disheartened by student complaints, lack of administrative support, and job insecurity.
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Good advice, no matter what you're teaching..

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Is It Burnout? Or Demoralization? - Educational Leadership

Is It Burnout? Or Demoralization? - Educational Leadership | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it

However, burnout is not the only type of dissatisfaction that may contribute to experienced teacher attrition. After researching the sources of teacher dissatisfaction for more than 10 years, I have discovered another challenge to teachers—and one that might even be more pervasive than burnout: demoralization.

 

Demoralization is a form of professional dissatisfaction that occurs when teachers encounter consistent and pervasive challenges to enacting the values that motivate their work (Santoro, 2018a). 

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This article about the book "Fighting Educator Burnout" is excellent! It addresses not just the "individual" burnout occurring, but emphasizes the moral dilemma teachers are experiencing, based on school, district and state "mandates".  Many of the reasons teachers feel demoralized, could apply to faculty of various community colleges and universities, where a business model is being pursued vs a love for life-long learning. 

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“Everybody with Me?” and Other Not-so-useful Questions

“Everybody with Me?” and Other Not-so-useful Questions | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
One of the problems with vague prompts like "Any questions?" is that students often suffer from overconfidence bias. They don’t realize the limits of their understanding until faced with a specific problem or question that requires them to apply their learning.
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Excellent ideas for changing up your game and providing your students with real opportunities to ask questions and learn. The comments provide many examples as well!

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10 Key Points about Active Learning (Cathy Davidson opinion)

10 Key Points about Active Learning (Cathy Davidson opinion) | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
Cathy N. Davidson describes what she wishes she had known when she started teaching active learning courses.
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Excellent points about the the process both instructors and students experience when working with active learning

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Highlights from the Magna Teaching with Technology Conference

Highlights from the Magna Teaching with Technology Conference | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
More than 400 college faculty attended the Magna Teaching with Technology Conference last month, and they came away with a dizzying amount of new ideas
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I like the resources for teaching about fake news..plus ideas about deep learning, critical thinking, and digital literacy.

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6 Ways You Can Promote Gender Equality In Your Classroom 

6 Ways You Can Promote Gender Equality In Your Classroom  | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it

 As young children begin to notice the differences in social expectations for gender roles, the ways teachers interact with students stand to have a great impact on their ability to participate in their education. 

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The Ten Characteristics of Teachers Who Successfully (Teach) and Use EdTech

The Ten Characteristics of Teachers Who Successfully (Teach) and Use EdTech | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it

Technology is changing the landscape of teaching and learning. Textbooks are being phased out, makerspaces are becoming increasingly common, and communication between teachers and students has never been easier or more abundant. Technology is unavoidable, and while some teachers may still feel hesitant about the changes that are coming fast and furiously in the wake of these advancements, most teachers want to embrace the potential. Teachers that are successfully integrating educational technology in their classrooms are beacons for their peers – and there is much they can teach us. 

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These ten characteristics are true of great teachers, whether they use edtech or not..you have to care about your students-otherwise, why are you there?

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