The current generations of educators have a huge burden on their shoulders. They are the carriers of change. They have to encourage project-based learning, greater collaboration between the students, insightful discussions… the list goes on and on.
Out of all trends in education, this is the most important one: teachers… Continue
Added by Brenda Savoie on April 21, 2017 at 6:30am —
I have been writing in social media about education and changes in education for about a decade at this point in time. One of my observations, as I enter discussions with educators in various parts of the country, is that many educators bring up problems within their own districts that were discussed in detail and often resolved in many other districts a number of years ago. There are topics and ideas brought up that social media has introduced, discussed, and developed as… Continue
Added by Thomas Whitby on April 20, 2017 at 1:35pm —
A lingering general question hanging over the heads of all has been what effect does social media have on our society? That answer has never been so evident as it has been today as social media tools have been placed directly in the hands of the President of the United States, as well as foreign operatives. Social media is a very powerful tool that can have a lasting effect on what people do, and how they do it. Placing those social media technology tools in… Continue
Added by Thomas Whitby on April 20, 2017 at 1:30pm —
Added by Vivi Hamilou on April 9, 2017 at 4:26am —
Primary School of Sourpi
I wish there were words to describe the look on everybody’s faces today (including mine!) during the in-class activities of our first flipped classroom lesson (you can see … Continue
Added by Vivi Hamilou on April 9, 2017 at 4:23am —
All of us, English Language teachers in public Primary Schools of Greece, are familiar with the Sports Song presented in our coursebook, in Unit 2.
This school year this, normally rather indifferent to the learners, song was taken to a different level with a little bit of… Continue
Added by Vivi Hamilou on April 8, 2017 at 7:30am —
Added by Vivi Hamilou on April 7, 2017 at 3:59pm —
Don’t you feel excited when somebody brings you a present you had never expected at all and you could not believe you would like, or need so much? Well, this appears to be accurately descriptive of my current relationship with the interactive notebook approach! It’s like a new colourful, fun-filled toy that everybody likes to play with and you, the teacher who has prepared it, know that it is not just entertaining! It is meant to help others learn in a more engaging, attractive and… Continue
Added by Vivi Hamilou on April 7, 2017 at 3:30pm —
Have you ever had one of those days during which everybody in class has understood the grammar taught (even commented on how easy it has been), but one or some of your learners seem unable to put it into practice, as they do not remember when to use what? Well, in the public school context, cases like that are normally approached during the break, where learners can be guided individulally and introduced to various ways that will assist their learning (graphs that help them remember, course… Continue
Added by Vivi Hamilou on April 7, 2017 at 3:00pm —
While staying late sitting in my classroom until its dark is not the way I want to spend a day, I do find Parent Teacher Conference Night a way for me to be a better teacher.
I love seeing the family dynamic. Kids can be so funny; they behave one way in the classroom and act completely different around their parents. Seeing how much the parent loves their child is also a reminder that the kid in my class is actually someone's child. They're young and out in the world without their… Continue
Added by Eileen Lennon on April 5, 2017 at 7:56am —
Starting college is a big step for most students, and it takes some while to adjust. As you can imagine, there will always be some students that that won't, or can't, engage with your material. if yours are struggling to get to grips with their work, you can recommend one or all of the following resources to them.
1. Boomessays: Writing an essay can be tough if you have no idea where to start. This website can give your students some pointers when… Continue
Added by Gloria E. Kopp on March 30, 2017 at 1:00am —
We all know that the left hemisphere of the human brain is responsible for logical thinking while the right hemisphere is the center of abstract thinking and creative ideas. It’s no wonder then when I give a creative assignment to my students, some of them are reluctant to perform it while others are very open to… Continue
Added by Michael Yarbrough on March 29, 2017 at 11:30am —
Blog post. An important email message. Business report. Essay! Do these words give you the chills? It’s probably because you’re not confident in your writing skills. Through the words we write, we express our opinions, points of view, and character. If we’re not that good at writing, we don’t manage to leave a good impression.
Bad news: not all of us were born as great writers. Good news: we can improve this skill. How exactly can you become a better writer? There are few… Continue
Added by Hannah Stone on March 28, 2017 at 4:30pm —
Team leader means a person who provides directions, motivation, instructions, and guidance to another group of individuals or team for the purpose to achieve goals and tasks. Team leader is a person who is responsible for the whole team work and manages all the issues. Team leaders have some great leadership skills such as; they have a strong and motivating vision, specific purpose or goals, they have an ability to take actions and give consistent results with help the of their team, they… Continue
Added by William Morris on March 17, 2017 at 3:10am —
I've mentioned the gym before on this blog, and how I go often. It's one of the things that I do that I'm most proud. I'm proud that I went that first year and lost all that weight (40 pounds) but actually, since I recently hit the two year anniversary, I'm more proud of myself now.
Sticking with something when you see results is one thing, but sticking with something that doesn’t show big results is another. I go to the gym now because I feel better than when… Continue
Added by Eileen Lennon on March 16, 2017 at 12:14pm —
There's family to take care of. There's job to do. There are promises to keep, bills to pay ... Where is the ideal opportunity to fit in a business school course all over again?
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Added by Mark William on March 7, 2017 at 8:45am —
There is a niche market for skilled and well rounded educator in any faculty who takes on a passive leadership role. This is the educator is a lifelong learner in both formal or informal settings. This leader is connected and contributes actively to a Professional Learning Network #PLN they have created for themselves. This network has like minded educators in a diverse range of roles, experience and perspective on education should look today and in the future. This leader is the educator who… Continue
Added by Claudine Neal on February 22, 2017 at 4:56pm —
Every year college graduates and job hunters face changes of the job market and the educational market as well. Learners study hard in order to get the desired job and choose a college degree or program that goes with a future career. There are various employment demands and students should be ready to conform to the… Continue
Added by LysaLover32 on February 15, 2017 at 1:35pm —
During a recent snowstorm I found myself perusing a list of recorded television shows on the DVR. While watching an episode of Bull, a show about scientific jury selection, or possibly jury manipulation, there was a term used by Dr. Bull that I had not heard before, “The IKEA Effect”. It was explained by the main character that it was a cognitive bias in which consumers place a disproportionately…
Added by Thomas Whitby on February 10, 2017 at 8:00pm —
I use Google Classroom in my technology lab almost all day, everyday. It's a great tool. I've personalized each class with a portrait of the kids. Here's some of my little knuckleheads.
I also use many other Google… Continue
Added by Eileen Lennon on February 8, 2017 at 4:35pm —