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So, I took the Google Certified Level 2 Exam last year and failed it by 4 points. That stung.
I was embarrassed, I pouted, and felt sorry for myself. (Yes, my life is a living hell.)
But after a few hours, I got over myself and realized that this is a real learning experience. I thought about what failing feels like to my students. Do they feel the way I do when they fail?
The difference between their tests and mine was…Continue
As a childcare training professional, you already understood the importance of understanding kids. Kids have varying personalities and learning abilities so you must know how you can deal with them properly. Since you'll be teaching kids, you understand how particular children learn faster including the right materials you need to use.
Children need all the important tasks you need to understand various teaching materials that you can use for teaching kids. The following are some of…Continue
Added by Juan Blake Koss on July 20, 2017 at 6:24am — No Comments
Anybody who's ever undertaken a creative project and can'ts for help in it, in any capacity will know what it's like to hit a wall - not physically hit a wall, there's not much logic in that and you're likely to break a hand! The metaphorical creative wall also known as a block or a…Continue
Added by Juan Blake Koss on July 19, 2017 at 10:30am — No Comments
I have long been a guest blogger for Edutopia, which has been both a challenge and an honor. I have always found it challenging to be provocative in promoting change in education in a blog post, while remaining positive in tone. That overriding positive tone however is one constant in Edutopia posts that engenders loyalty, trust and a reliance from about a million followers who want to know more about education. To have my work read and appreciated by that vast audience is…Continue
Added by Thomas Whitby on July 17, 2017 at 9:30am — No Comments
Added by Eileen Lennon on June 19, 2017 at 1:33pm — No Comments
I recently read yet another article that questioned the effect of using technology in education. I believe it stated that there are 3.6 million educators using edtech as the basis for the post. The post itself was well done, but throughout my reading I was troubled by what defined an edtech-using educator. How is it determined that an educator is truly an edtech user?
I have been in meetings where educators had to fill out questionnaires…Continue
Added by Thomas Whitby on June 1, 2017 at 11:00am — No Comments
My 27-year-old son is depressed and in the habit of gambling. His manual-labor job seems to get him down and he feels worthless as in our family both parents are graduates, as is his younger sister – he feels the only way out of his "inadequacy" is going to the bookies so that "one day" he will win enough so as…Continue
Added by Tom Heller on May 29, 2017 at 7:00pm — No Comments
Added by Eileen Lennon on May 17, 2017 at 11:33am — No Comments
Here’s what you can see if you give a closer look around you: People are getting chances to work in IT sectors without having any background education in technical domain. Working professionals are taking opportunities to complete full-time MBA courses without having to quit their jobs and investing much of their time and money. Single mothers are taking decisions to continue their studies they had to put an end to fulfill family responsibilities. Near-retirement adults are coming up with…Continue
Added by Mark William on May 12, 2017 at 2:39am — No Comments
These North Korean officers are standing there proudly and why shouldn't they? They're wearing enough bling on their uniforms to set off metal detectors.
If you notice along the side of my blog, I've got some micro-credentials: Google, Microsoft, CommonSense, etc. I'm proud of the work I've done to earn…Continue
Added by Eileen Lennon on May 10, 2017 at 8:37am — No Comments
Is there a modern classroom without a sign of technology in it? We’re seeing tablets and smartphones all over the place. The iPad changed the world of education. At first, it introduced subtle changes: students were using it to take notes and access online sources through the tablet. In a short period of time,…Continue
Added by Chris Richardson on May 3, 2017 at 6:05am — No Comments
Being an ELA student is not as hard as studying Law or Science. But still, it requires much time to read tremendous scopes of literature and complete assignments to them. In fact, if you want to prepare for the class at full stretch, you must devote all your time to reading and analysing books. And don’t forget about essay writing! Sounds despairing? Don’t give up at the beginning of the path, the key is here! The Paper…Continue
Added by Jennifer Broflowski on April 30, 2017 at 3:30am — No Comments
I've been reading more contemporary romances rather than paranormal, lately, but this one mixes both. The first half of the book was a bit slow for me and my rating started to decrease, but I got hooked in the second half and read it straight through to the ending.
Added by Jennifer Broflowski on April 30, 2017 at 2:30am — No Comments
Dear ELT colleagues,
I am talking to you, who love your job and do it the best way you can! I am talking to you, who do not blog about it, or…Continue
Added by Vivi Hamilou on April 26, 2017 at 10:30am — No Comments
Continuous learning is the most important thing if one wants to achieve optimal results and of course, can lead to a person earning a high income. You have probably heard people saying 'You learn constantly while you live' and this cannot be truer. Most of the industries worldwide value education…Continue
Added by Karen Dikson on April 26, 2017 at 9:10am — No Comments
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 — No Comments
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 — No Comments
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 — No Comments
We have started with the intention to shake up things a bit in the English classroom and we did, with …Continue
Added by Vivi Hamilou on April 9, 2017 at 4:26am — No Comments
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