This map is really a follow-up to a post I wrote in 2012 about the competing forces in education: professionalization and standardization.
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Try these three simple ideas as a starting point for using your own IWB in a more dialogic way:
1.) Display an open-ended prompt or picture to stimulate whole class discussion. Start by asking a really general question such as “Why is that on the screen” or “What meaning could this image have for the lesson we are doing at the moment?”
2.) Ask students to discuss their ideas publicly. Students can compare and contrast different perspectives by sharing them using the IWB (writing or drawing) and talking them through. They might be primed for this by first making notes on mini-whiteboards.
3.) Get students to build on each other’s contributions. Students can be asked to come up to the board in turn to add or move objects around, explaining their reasoning as they do so. This will create a collective object that builds on previous contributions.
During my first two years of teaching, it seemed as if I had no personal life. The demands of learning the craft required so much of my time and energy that I would often work 12 to 15 hours a day, with little energy or free time left over. I felt stressed and personally unfulfilled. I started to question whether teaching was a viable career for me.
This year—my third—I decided that things would be different.
image via flickr:CC | Flotographic Arts
I’ve always dreaded being asked for my “teaching philosophy.”
As the end of the school year approaches some teachers believe in reminding students of the negative consequences that may occur if a student fails an exam.
New research finds that this can be the wrong approach as students may focus on failure and actually become less motivated.
image via flickr:CC | Jixar
- I am not the first to do this.
- I have help available in every program/app.
- My peers are a great resource.
Earth Day is coming up next week on April 22nd. This week before Earth Day is a good time for lessons about the wildlife that can benefit from the conservation efforts promoted through Earth Day.
- Polar Bears International
- WWF Together
- Wild Earth
- WWF Wildfinder
- NOAA’s Games Planet Arcade
image via flickr:CC | Cowgirl111
That was the question, followed by, “Are they students who want to take over the classroom?” “No,” I replied, “it’s about how students approach learning—motivated, confident, and ready to tackle the task.”
Lauren Hill - It’s about time
Could e-books actually get in the way of reading? In a study looking at students’ use of e-books created with Apple’s iBooks Author software, the Schugars discovered that the young readers often skipped over the text altogether, engaging instead with the books’ interactive visual features.
If you’re an early career educator and my story resonates with you, know you’re not alone. Teaching has a steep learning curve and requires years to master. Many early career teachers find they continue to struggle with the basics even into their second year and as a result many decide to leave the profession entirely. We’ve reached the point nationally where 40 and 50 percent of early career teachers quit teaching within their first five years. This is a universal fact regardless of where they teach or whether or not they come through a traditional or alternative certification program and therefore an important issue that must be addressed.
What is a backchannel you ask?
A backchannel is a conversation that takes place alongside an activity or event. In most cases, this happens using a digital or mobile device. There are many different ways you can backchannel. You could use Twitter, Today’s Meet, or Google Moderator just to name a few. Having a backchannel is a great way to open up a conversation to all students in class and expand on any discussion.