Throughout my engagement with technology, I have come a long way. However, I know that there is still room for improvement. On pinterest, I found another infographic (surprise!) on actions teachers can take to become better educators and leaders of students in the 21st century. So far, my journey using technology for learning purposes has […]
In my last post, I included an infographic of responses a teacher may use during instruction to motivate and engage an off-task student. I recently found another relevant picture that provides some proactive strategies teachers can use to prevent off-task behavior all together. It focuses on engaging all of the different modes of learning we […]
Source: anethicalisland.wordpress.com via Miranda on Pinterest It can be challenging at times when we are working with a student who is not engaged in our lesson. So often, we fall into the easy route of blaming the student for inability to sit still, focus or behave. Way too often, this repeated behavior results in teachers […]
As I come to the end of my time in University, I thought this picture summarized my journey quite well. I have lost many times and learned that you don’t leave a 10 page paper until the night before and that sometimes you need to trash your meticulously planned lesson in order for real learning […]
There is no doubt that teachers are leaders within the classroom — it is an expectation that they should be. What is variable however, is the approach to leadership that teachers take, and thus model, for their students. Traditionally, leadership in the classroom was very authoritarian. Today this style does not meet the dynamic needs […]
During my adventure through ehow (there always seem to be interesting links to follow on each article), I stumbled across some pros and cons to using technology in the classroom. As educators, council members and parents, it is important that we are aware of these before we advocate for increased funding for technology in the classroom. By […]
Interesting graphic to help us tailor instruction and understand our students’ learning styles a bit better.
Great video to make educators think about the purpose of education and the skills and knowledge we spend time sharing with our students.
I have been completely absorbed in this book over the past few weeks. It is a great resource for teachers that includes 79 design principles for creating an environment to support student learning. With an astounding amount of research and schooling information, this book challenges readers to view the environment as an essential component of learning […]
I was blown away by the teaching, collaborating, learning and assessment resources within this document — useable by anyone with a willingness to learn! Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy serves as an updated version of promoting higher order thinking with a 21st century focus. Peruse this resource to find the names of many tools to be effectively […]