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So basically I would like to give them the ability to chose any memoir that they want to read. But I was thinking it might be more interesting if they had at least 1 other person in the class that read the same book.
But I also want…"
"I can help you turn it into an "ultra-inquiry" unit. I am finishing a guidebook for teacher educators that focuses on using a design process that individualizes professional learning.
After reading your message I believe the process…"
"Some things I have gotten from him are that:
1 Educators should try to diminish (he says eliminate) grades since they undermine learning.
I have been at some schools who have done this very well and students have a pure joy of learning;
"Lots of great ideas.
I think I have learned most from my co-teachers at previous schools. I was working at a stellar international school in Singapore. I am currently teaching in Tokyo, but I would have to say I am not learning much from my…"
"PD is often hit or miss. I have gone to great PD where I left excited to put ideas into effect, but I have also attended some PD where they are not saying anything new, or even worse saying things which I think are wrong. At some schools PD is just…"
"Interesting question. I tend to agree with the camp that questions the format used in most schools today with the one size fits all presentations rather than working on individual's needs for development. That being said, I can understand how…"
"One person I've come to depend on for useful ideas in higher ed is Mary Ellen Weiner, who operates the Teaching Professor Blog at FacultyFocus.com.
Her posts are not limited to my teaching area (nonfiction writing) but I find a…"
"Brady, I attend many online courses and webinars in fields outside education. From what I've seen, your observation about what people want from professional development, regardless of the field, is "the how not the what and the…"
"PD is a source of contention at all levels, from Elementary to Secondary to Admin. I have been present at some that were immensely valuable and impact-full but also, at others that were a complete waste of time. Most that were educator…"
I agree 100% and really appreciate your insights. I have also noticed that in higher education settings, teachers often feel that the "generic" concepts of improving teaching and learning do not directly link to their subject…"
Teachers are busy people. They usually have enough time to go through the lectures and leave space fordiscussions at the end of the class. When it comes to teaching essay writing, however, they don’t have enough spacein their program.They will explain what the essay structure is supposed to look like. They will assign a topic. And that’s it. Thestudent is left under a huge pressure to figure out the essay writing process.As parents, we’re responsible to make this easier on our kids. This…See More
The lack of social and emotional skills can lead to burnout. Unfortunately, it’s not easy to develop theseskills. No one taught us these skills when we were kids. We also didn’t know that they’re vital in our adultlife and they can be developed.Schools are just starting to understand how emotions can affect students’ way of learning and overall well-being. Thus, students who were lucky enough to have compassionate teachers growing up have been trainedto develop gratitude and compassion. These…See More