Sunday, February 28, 2016

Quotes from Articles for Educators Week of 2/28/16

Teaching Is Truly a Joyous Profession 

Elaborate "aha moments" coupled with the unexpected, makes education a very exciting field to be in. However the day to day of planning and mundane paperwork can take us away from the parts we love most.

Starr Sackstein

 What is Student Centered Learning? 

In a student centered classroom the instruction command changes from “Do-As-I-Say” to “Lets See How We Can Do This” where the solutions are brought forward together and not just by the teacher. Allowing students to share and have a voice in what, how and why of the classroom activities give them a sense of responsibility and authority over their learning which again is a good thing. Student-centered classrooms include students in planning, implementation, and assessments. Involving the learners in these decisions will place more work on them, which can be a good thing.

Priyanka Gupta 

How high school would be different if students could design it 

 The day would start later and end earlier. Testing and school uniforms would be banned. There would be dancing in the hallways. And – some changes adults might get behind, too – there’d be more art, more projects and more computers.

17 Great Resources for Building a Student’s Self Image 

What do your students see when they look in the mirror? Do they see someone worthwhile or someone who will never be good enough? While it isn’t your responsibility to dig into the nuances of every student’s self-perception, you can still help the members of your class to have healthy views of themselves. Such a view can bolster their academic performance and serve as a bulwark against bullying.


Teaching with Tech: How Can Teachers Embrace Technology Tools 

Education has evolved from a pen, paper and textbook affair to using iPads, online resources and even mobile apps in the classroom.  If you are aiming for a career in education, being able to utilize technology effectively is a crucial skill that you will have to be able to demonstrate.

Children who feel closer to nature do better in exams 

He(Dr Miles Richardson)is quick to insist that what is being measured is not how much time children spend in nature, but the quality of their connection with it. “It’s that feeling of having a relationship to the wider ecology – enjoying it, and finding wonder and awe. An emotional experience in the natural world,” he said.

 Adi Bloom


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