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Sunday, February 28, 2016
Quotes from Articles for Educators Week of 2/28/16
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.
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.
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
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.