Saturday, February 25, 2017

Educational Links 2/26/17

21 Tips for Starting (or Improving) your School Butterfly Garden


10 Defusing Phrases to Use at IEP Meetings


ARE SOME STUDENTS MORE AT RISK OF ASSAULT ON CAMPUSES?


Are We Innovating, or Just Digitizing Traditional Teaching?


Is It Time To Go Back To Basics With Writing Instruction?


Develop Listening Skills: Sound Awareness

Deeper Learning—for Teachers


Professional development. The phrase has a lot of connotations: Some may think of a trainer talking at them for a full day while others remember a fantastic and practical workshop or a meaningful conversation with a student or colleague. I see a clear parallel to the term project. Say “project” to someone, and they might recall a truly valuable experience or perhaps a complete waste of time. However, we know that when we adopt the mindset and essentials of project-based learning with students, we can improve upon existing projects or create new and better ones. Can we use PBL to improve professional development?


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