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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 think all educators can agree that we want our students to become better self-regulated learners. However, this is a daunting task for teachers. I've spent a great deal of time trying to teach my grade 6 students various self-regulation skills such as planning, goal-setting, self-monitoring, time management, self-control, and reflection, but in past years it hasn't quite "taken" the way I hoped it would. I talk about how important this skills are until I'm blue in the face and I usually get…See More
School boards and individual teachers are seeking out new ways to improve and maintain their own learning process. Teachers with a passion for their career are routinely discovering innovative ways to brush up on skills, and to develop new methods for delivering information. Teachers know that children have a huge capacity for retaining knowledge, and that every child has their own unique way of grasping the information delivered in the classroom. A childhood educator is an expert in childhood…See More